Monthly Archives: April 2015

Neil Young’s New Album and Tour Featuring Willie Nelson’s Sons

Following The Monsanto Years LP release, Young and the Nelson’s will begin the Rebel Content Tour to promote the album and Bulletproof Coffee (FastCompany).

Neil Young, along with Willie Nelson’s sons, first played some of the upcoming tracks for the album on April 16 at the SLO Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, California.  Young is a long-time opponent of the Monsanto Corporation, and there is speculation that the album protests the chemical company’s genetically modified seeds.

According to Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel, the Rebel Content Tour kicks off July 5 with Young and Promise of the Real headlining Summerfest at the Marcus Amphitheater. Other tour dates include Young’s first ever Vermont show on July 19 at the Essex Junction Fairgrounds. Vermont recently passed legislation restricting GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, and the tour stop is a highly anticipated event.

Frances Cobain Opens Up About Kurt

Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of Nirvana, a band that was growing larger in popularity at the time. Many know the story of Kurt and his struggle with addiction. He ultimately killed himself nearly exactly 21 years ago. He died on April 5th, 1994.  In an interview on The Alt Press, Francis opens up for the first time about her father and what it is like to be his daughter.

 She does not appreciate grunge music very much, however she did mention that “Territorial Pissings” and “Dumb” are two songs by the band that she likes very much. Francis talked about what it is like never knowing her father but hearing him everywhere she goes. Listening to his voice is inescapable, something she realized at a young age. She also talks about former members of the band (Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic telling stories about her late father. The trio have even said that she reminds them so much of Kurt sometimes that it gives them the willies, or rather something they call the “k.C Jeebies”.The full interview is really interesting and worth a read. Check it out on the above link.