*[consequenceofsound.net] Neil Young stopped by The Daily Show last night to hang out with Jon Stewart on the late night host’s 50th birthday. What started out as a discussion on Young’s latest autobiography, Waging Heavy Peace, turned into something with a little more depth. As usual, the Crazy Horse frontman broke out of his rough, thick shell and yanked out a couple of yucks. “You know, behind the scenes, I’m really nice,” Young contended, pointing to the book’s cover. “You see, this guy, right here, he’s not very happy looking. I don’t know why they always do that.” Catch the full extended interview below.
In related news... Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced that they will perform a special benefit concert on December 6 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, with proceeds going to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort, and tickets go on sale Friday, November 30.
*[press release] Brant Bjork, John Garcia and Nick Oliveri -- formerly of KYUSS - are pleased to introduce their new project: VISTA CHINO. The group, comprised of the three founding members of the legendary rock band and guitarist Bruno Fevery, are currently recording new material in anticipation of a 2013 worldwide release that will coincide with major touring plans.
The final live appearances of "KYUSS LIVES!" will take place in early 2013 as part of Australia's Soundwave Festival. The guys are looking forward to playing their classic songs along with new material.
*[pitchfork.com] On January 29 (the day before in Europe), Local Natives will release a new album called Hummingbird, the follow up their solid 2010 debut Gorilla Manor, via Frenchkiss/Infectious. Today, they stopped by BBC Radio 6 Music to talk with Lauren Laverne about the new record, and performed two new songs live in-studio: "Breakers" and the previously unreleased "Heavy Feet". Thanks to Ollie Claxton for the tip.
Local Natives join the segment at about two hours and ten minutes. Listen to the whole show HERE, or check out just the Local Natives session HERE if you live in the UK.