Stephen Colbert & Neil Young in a Comic Duet: “Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)”

Neil Young has a new book out — Spe­cial Deluxe: A Mem­oir of Life & Cars — which means he’s doing a quick media blitz. Tues­day morn­ing, Young paid a 90 minute vis­it to the Stern Show, where they talked about, well, every­thing: polio, the rift with David Cros­by, how he writes his music, the time he spent with Charles Man­son, what went wrong at Wood­stock, what’s gone wrong with music (and how the Pono­Play­er will fix it), and how we’re trash­ing the envi­ron­ment. Young takes the envi­ron­ment and pol­i­tics seri­ous­ly. No doubt. But he could also work it all into a good joke. Just wit­ness his per­for­mance lat­er that day with Stephen Col­bert.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Great Sto­ry: How Neil Young Intro­duced His Clas­sic 1972 Album Har­vest to Gra­ham Nash

Neil Young Busk­ing in Glas­gow, 1976: The Sto­ry Behind the Footage

‘The Nee­dle and the Dam­age Done’: Neil Young Plays Two Songs on The John­ny Cash Show, 1971

The Time Neil Young Met Charles Man­son, Liked His Music, and Tried to Score Him a Record Deal

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