In a recent Q&A post on Neil Young‘s Neil Young Archives (NYA) website, the 73-year-old rock icon revealed that he will be getting back into the studio with Crazy Horse for a recording session.In the Neil Young Archives’ Letter To The Editor section, a fan named Ken asked Neil,If you can swing Tuscaloosa, Homegrown, a new album in the fall and NYA Vol. 2 for Xmas that would be great. A splendid year indeed. I love the stuff from the Archives, but there has always gotta be room for new work too.Young responded,KEN, Crazy Horse is about to enter the studio with 11 new ones. The current lineup of Crazy Horse finds Neil Young alongside bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina, and guitarist Nils Lofgren. Next month, Neil Young will open up his solo tour with Promise of the Real at Vancouver, BC’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on May 14th. The tour was initially scheduled to open up on the following night, May 14th, prior to the recent addition of a second show. Elvis Costello will offer up a guest set at both performances in Vancouver.A note from Young reads,I can’t wait to play in Vancouver again at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre where I started my first solo tour of Canada in 1971. The tour took me to Massey hall and the recording of ‘Harvest’ a few weeks later. Making these shows extra special is my old friend Elvis Costello doing guest sets each night. Elvis’ songs and his history in music are amazing. These will truly be incredible nights of meaningful music for our music loving fans.A fan pre-sale for Neil Young Archives subscribers is currently underway for the new May 14th show.
MONACO (Reuters) – Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hailed Niki Lauda on Tuesday as “a bright light” in his life and said he would not have moved to Mercedes without the late Austrian’s involvement.Lauda, a triple world champion regarded as one of the sport’s all-time greats, was non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team when he died on Monday night at the age of 70.“My buddy, I am struggling to believe you are gone,” Hamilton posted on Instagram ahead of this weekend’s showcase Monaco Grand Prix.“I will miss our conversations, our laughs, the big hugs after winning races together.“It’s truly been an honour working alongside you over these past seven years. I wouldn’t have even been in this team if it wasn’t for you.”Lauda was instrumental in persuading Hamilton to leave McLaren, where he won his first title in 2008, and join Mercedes at a time when the German constructor had yet to emerge as a dominant force.Some prominent paddock pundits felt the Briton had taken a wrong step, leaving a team that was built around him for one that had yet to taste any notable success and was far from certain to do so.Hamilton then won the 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 championships and just missed out to now-retired team mate Nico Rosberg in 2016.Mercedes have won both titles for the past five years and have started this season with a record five straight one-two finishes.“Thank you for being a bright light in my life,” said Hamilton of Lauda, who famously survived a near-fatal crash in 1976 and then made a quick and courageous comeback. “I’ll always be here for your family should they ever need me”.Lauda, who was treated in hospital in January for about 10 days while suffering from influenza, had a lung transplant last August.“His passing leaves a void in Formula One,” Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said in a statement.“We haven’t just lost a hero who staged the most remarkable comeback ever seen, but also a man who brought precious clarity and candour to modern Formula One. He will be greatly missed as our voice of common sense.”