Besides functional gear, sensible footwear and a guaranteed ride to gigs, members of good backing bands must have the following qualities: Humility, talent and personality. The best backing bands, of course, have all these qualities — and lots of success. Some of them of have played on countless hits. Some have played a role in music history. Others just have so much talent that they automatically move to the next level.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse kicked off their 2013 world tour in Perth, Australia, this past Saturday, March 2. Several videos from opening night have turned up, but we're particularly fond of this powerful — and loud — rendition of "Hey Hey, My My."
According to Rolling Stone, Neil Young & Crazy Horse have set a June 5 release date for a new album, Americana. The album — Young's first record with the full Crazy Horse lineup in over 15 years — features the band taking on classic American folk standards.