Neil Young and Crazy Horse will put out a new album sometime this spring. Young dropped that bombshell at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Godfather of Grunge revealed the first album has been recorded he and the band are already working on a second offering. Neil Young fansite Thrashers Wheat and Rolling Stone both now confirm the news. “It’s looking good,” a representative for Young says. According to the fansite report, Young shared the news during a Slamdance event with Jonathan Demme promoting their new movie Journeys. The audience “erupted in applause” when Young said that he was working with Crazy Horse again. Multiple fans quicky posted on Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina‘s Facebook wall asking if it was true. His response: “Yes!”
Neil also revealed he has been writing songs recently and is happy with his results. He noted a 4th film with Demme would make the effort a “4 wheel drive not a 3 wheel drive.” Even after rumors of a tour earlier this year, there was “no mention of Buffalo Springfield.” The new Neil Young and Crazy Horse album will be the first since 2003’s Greendale. Crazy Horse and Young have always had a pretty open band relationship. Young moved from Crazy Horse to Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, to solo and back again and Young’s Crazy Horse albums have come at random over the last 43 years.
Who knows, if the fates all come together we could even see a tour from Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour this year too. Meanwhile enjoy these classic cuts from Neil Young: