Poncho Sampedro, who says Crazy Horse was changed forever in Billy Talbot’s absence, ruminates on a possible farewell tour with Neil Young.
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After a hand injury, Frank “Poncho” Sampedro suggested Lofgren take over.
There were certainly moments, and they seemed to come in bunches, when Neil Young stumbled so badly in the 1980s that it was difficult to imagine he’d ever regain his footing. But, not always.
A mindless artist’s indulgence? Neil Young’s attempt at Metal Machine Music? “Revolution #9,” maybe?
‘We respect that it comes from the four of us': Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro
Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has reached out to disappointed fans, after another leg of the band’s on-going tour with Neil Young was cancelled because of an injury to guitarist Poncho Sampedro.
As Frank “Poncho” Sampedro recovers from a hand injury that nixed the remaining European dates on Crazy Horse’s on-going tour with Neil Young, don’t expect him to start entertaining thoughts of a separate project.
The famously mercurial Neil Young has left more than one project seemingly at the drop of the hat — most recently walking out on a planned Buffalo Springfield reunion in order to work with Crazy Horse again.
You might think, considering the scorching volume of their shows and the way they huddle together so closely in the middle of the stage, that Neil Young and Crazy Horse are all but deaf. Bassist Billy Talbot clarifies things.
Even as bassist Billy Talbot prepares for a round of European shows with Neil Young and Crazy Horse, he’s issuing a new studio album with his own band. On the Road to Spearfish is due today from Vapor Records.
Neil Young has debuted a new, environmentally conscious song as part of his on-going Australian tour with Crazy Horse, called “There’s a Hole in the Sky.” Preview it here!