Neil Young’s big break came in the mid ‘60s, when the Canadian singer-songwriter co-founded Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles with Stephen Stills, whom he’d team up with again later in his career as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. But it wasn’t until Young released his first solo album at the end of the decade that his vision truly started to take shape. Within the next 10 years, he released some of the era’s best-loved classics, like ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,’ ‘After the Gold Rush,’ ‘Harvest’ and ‘Rust Never Sleeps.’ He’s kept active throughout the ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s and ‘10s, releasing a steady stream of albums that showcases his restless creativity. Even at his most frustrating and bewildering – like the synth and rockabilly records he released in the ‘80s – Young remains one of rock’s all-time greats.
35 Years Ago: Neil Young Plugs In Synths for 'Landing on Water'
He'd been fighting his record company, his muse and the era itself for most of the '80s. This was the sound of capitulation.
David Crosby Remembers Neil Young’s Laughter Onstage
Bandmates found joy in a relationship that was entirely musical and never social, he says.
How Neil Young and ‘Homegrown’ Drummer ‘Butted Heads’
Karl Himmel thought he was “bulletproof” on first day of recording, so he gave as good as he got.
Neil Young Announces 'Young Shakespeare' Live LP and Concert Film
Release captures a 50-year-old performance and features the earliest known footage of the singer-songwriter in concert.
Neil Young to Release the Album That ‘Trans’ Replaced
‘Johnny’s Island’ was recorded by the same team but rejected by his label.
Neil Young Announces 'Way Down in the Rust Bucket' Live Release
Performance with Crazy Horse features live premiere of several 'Ragged Glory' songs.
Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
It's unclear how the company will leverage this huge new acquisition, since 1988's "This Note's for You" made clear his anti-commercial stance.
Graham Nash Gave $800K of Archive Material to Neil Young for Free
He knew how much he’d earned from colleague’s talent, so handed over lyric sheets “with a good heart.”
Neil Young, 'Archives Vol. II: 1972-1976': Album Review
Ten discs from the legendary singer-songwriter at his peak.