Neil Young

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Quotes (40)

  • Neil Young: You know how the press is: If I mention one mistake, that's the only thing that bothers me unless I mention all the other ones.

  • Neil Young: With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing, smoldering sound, and I'm part of it. It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing.

  • Neil Young: With a lot of songs on this record, one verse doesn't relate to the next verse. I don't think that one day really relates to the next day in life.

  • Neil Young: When the punk thing came along and I heard my friends saying, I hate these people with the pins in their ears. I said, "Thank God, something got their attention."

  • Neil Young: When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.

  • Neil Young: We're very highly evolved, and we should be very responsible for what we've learned.

  • Neil Young: We need to spread out now in the universe. I think in 100 years we'll be living on other planets.

  • Neil Young: We don't build a record. We're taking a picture of it. We're not building an image; we're capturing an image.

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Trivia (25)

  • In May 2008, after a biologist discovered a new species of trapdoor spider, he named it after Neil Young out of appreciation of him as an activist for peace and justice. The spider is named Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.

  • Neil Young was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 for his solo work.

  • Neil Young was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield.

  • The Australian band Powderfinger is named after a Neil Young song.

  • In his suicide note Kurt Cobain quoted Neil Young's My My, Hey Hey lyrics "It's Better to burn out, than to fade away."

  • Neil Young is 6'0" tall.

  • Film director Jonathan Demme made a documentary about Neil Young called Neil Young: Heart of Gold in 2006.

  • Neil Young is a diabetic.

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