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Neil Young

Neil Young is one of a handful of rock and roll artists who can truly claim the title of legend. Beginning with his days with Buffalo Springfield, through his on and off again status as a member of Crosby Stills Nash & Young (CSNY), and over the course of a remarkable solo career that has endured for five decades, Neil Young's music continues to inspire both musicians and fans alike today.

As a songwriter, Neil Young is responsible for the folk-rock classics After The Gold Rush, Harvest, and Harvest Moon. As a guitarist, his feedback-laden rock guitar assaults with occasional backing band Crazy Horse on Rust Never Sleeps, Ragged Glory, and Arc-Weld have earned him the title of "godfather of grunge." As an iconoclastic artist, he has produced such experimental (and confounding) works as Trans and Tonight's the Night.

In doing so, he has influenced a generation of rock musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Pearl Jam. Naturally, this has inspired one of the more devoted fanbases you'll find on the internet. You can find those Neil Young fans blogging away at sites like Hyperrust and Thrashers Wheat.

About Glen Boyd

Glen Boyd is the author of Neil Young FAQ, released in May 2012 by Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard Publishing. He is a former BC Music Editor and current contributor, whose work has also appeared in SPIN, The Rocket, The Source and other publications. You can read more of Glen's work at The Rockologist, and at the official Neil Young FAQ site. Follow Glen on Twitter and on Facebook.