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  1. May 23, 2014

    Neil Young: A Letter Home – review

    Ever mercurial, Neil Young has conspired to make an album at once touching and gimmicky. A Letter Home was made in a 1947...

  2. December 4, 2013

    A Celebration of Bert Jansch, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

    The last time Bert Jansch played in public was at the Royal Festival Hall. In the summer of 2011, gravely ill and in...

  1. June 18, 2013

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse, O2 Arena, London – review

    At the O2 Arena, Neil Young and his Crazy Horse backing band – guitarist Frank Sampedro, bassist Billy Talbot and drummer...

  2. March 8, 2013

    Various artists: Real to Reel, Sound City

    Dave Grohl has made a “rockumentary” about LA’s now-closed Sound City studio where Metallica, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and...

  3. November 25, 2012

    Father John Misty, Xoyo, London

    Drummers, eh? They can be real dark horses – think Dave Grohl and Dennis Wilson or, in this case, Josh Tillman. He was...

  4. October 26, 2012

    Neil Young: Psychedelic Pill

    In his memoir Waging Heavy Peace, Neil Young describes Crazy Horse as “a vehicle to cosmic areas that I am unable to...

  5. October 12, 2012

    Rich harvest

    Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream, by Neil Young, Viking £25/Blue Rider Press RRP$30, 512 pages The “Great Spirit”, as Neil...

  6. June 8, 2012

    The List: Five great takes on the American songbook

    The American standard is always full of life and changing shape. Jazz masters Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Keith Jarrett...

  7. November 5, 2011

    David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time

    At the age of 65 David Lynch has made his first solo album. A typical act of eccentricity – though perhaps we shouldn’t be...

  8. October 18, 2011

    Feist, London Palladium

    The first words Leslie Feist sang were: “When you comfort me, it doesn’t bring me comfort actually,” as she played a...

  9. August 19, 2011

    Muppets and misdemeanours

    I’m not sure a rock star is the best person to dispense advice on preventing a mid-life crisis. Never mind, let’s give Jim...

  10. August 8, 2011

    Iron Maiden, The 02, London

    British heavy-metal titans Iron Maiden are now a 36-year-old global concern and commercially more successful than ever....

  11. July 10, 2011

    Salesman with many masters

    Two things occur to you when you walk out after a meeting with Marc Benioff, the founder, chairman and chief executive of...

  12. July 4, 2011

    Booker T, Under the Bridge, London

    The nagging riff of “Green Onions” was a first-step staple when young bands were called beat groups and clubs were dingy...

  13. March 10, 2011

    Iron and Wine, Roundhouse, London

    Sam Beam is on his fourth album as Iron and Wine, and the venues are getting larger. London’s 3,000-plus capacity Roundhouse...

  14. October 22, 2010

    Elton John and Leon Russell: The Union

    Elton John and Leon Russell The Union (Mercury) Elton John’s career has settled into a holding pattern of splashy charity...

  15. October 12, 2010

    Japan’s DeNA snaps up US rival

    A two-year-old San Francisco gaming start-up that raised $40m in funding has been sold for up to 10 times that amount to...

  16. September 25, 2010

    Neil Young: Le Noise

    Neil Young Le Noise (Reprise) After the forgettable chug of 2009’s Fork in the Road, Le Noise opens with a comforting sound...

  17. July 31, 2010

    Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

    Arcade Fire The Suburbs (Sonovox) Album three isn’t usually the stage for a successful band to be singing about the suburbs....

  18. May 29, 2010

    Teenage Fanclub: Shadows

    Teenage Fanclub Shadows (PeMa) The montage of brutalist concrete architecture on the cover is misleading. “I turn my back on...

  19. December 22, 2009

    Games guru puts his finger on chart success

    Inside the San Francisco offices of iPhone app maker Ngmoco, across from the Giants' baseball stadium, the forces of modern...

  20. December 21, 2009

    Games guru puts his finger on chart success

    Inside the San Francisco offices of iPhone application maker Ngmoco, across from the Giants’ baseball stadium, the forces of...

  21. October 30, 2009

    Daniel Johnston: Is and Always Was

    Daniel Johnston Is and Always Was Feraltone Daniel Johnston is a modern Syd Barrett, suffering bouts of mental illness while...

  22. July 1, 2009

    Demolished in a single sentence

    From Mr Marc Rachman. Sir, I would like to thank Tim Johnston, your Glastonbury correspondent (June 29), for his dismissal...

  23. June 28, 2009

    Festival is a showcase for power of the past

    Glastonbury has once again proved that in spite of the rash of new festivals with better weather and less medieval plumbing,...

  24. FT Tech Hub

    June 18, 2009

    Top execs abandon consoles for social gaming

    Anyone doubting that social gaming is the next big growth area for the video-game industry should note which way top...

  25. May 9, 2009

    Summer music festivals

    ROCK & POP Sonar, Spain Day and night festival staged at various venues in Barcelona. Sonar By Day takes place in the Centre...

  26. April 4, 2009

    Pop Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    Neil Young Fork in the Road Reprise ** The romance of the American road trip has fallen casualty to climate change and the...

  27. FT Tech Hub

    March 24, 2009

    techfile 24.3.09

    Intel has become the latest Silicon Valley company to tackle the problem of underwater stock options. It wants approval at...

  28. January 13, 2009

    Dylan encore

    Before Christmas I wrote about mythical sightings of Bob Dylan in London's Crouch End. Bill Stormont sent me a story...

  29. December 9, 2008

    Bon Iver, Apollo Theatre, London

    The making of For Emma, Forever Ago has passed into indie folklore. Justin Vernon, buffeted by the dual blow of a previous...

  30. November 30, 2008

    MGMT, Forum, London

    It was Thanksgiving and MGMT were dressed as Pilgrim Fathers and native Americans jamming together fraternally. Stars and...

  31. July 20, 2008

    My Morning Jacket, Forum, London

    America and Britain are two nations divided by a common language – the language of rock. My Morning Jacket illustrate the...

  32. July 12, 2008

    Militarism is feature of US socioeconomic system

    From Mr David Jodrey. Sir, I am a contemporary of Neil Young, and appreciated your interview “The gentler side of anger”...

  33. July 5, 2008

    Live music

    A Day at the Hop Farm July 6, The Hop Farm, Kent Neil Young, in wonderful form on his recent tour, headlines a new festival...

  34. July 4, 2008

    The gentler side of anger

    If you’re one of those people who think superannuated rockers from the late 1960s have no business going on tour, you’ll get...

  35. July 2, 2008

    Young and iTunes

    Tech blog (Richard Waters): When I met legendary rocker Neil Young recently, he was pretty disparaging about iTunes. It's...

  36. FT Tech Hub

    June 30, 2008

    Neil Young's answer to iTunes

    When I met legendary rocker Neil Young recently, he was pretty disparaging about iTunes. It’s like all new digital media...

  37. June 14, 2008

    Pop - Richard Clayton

    Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue: Legacy Edition Legacy/SonyBMG The clichés about drummers being rowdy, talentless oafs...

  38. June 7, 2008

    Pop - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    Coldplay Viva la Vida Viva la Vida ** Decorated with a stirring French revolutionary scene by Delacroix and titled after a...

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