Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Neil Young denies rumours of duets album with Jack White

Neil Young is denying recent rumours that he will be releasing an album of duets with Jack White.

“False Rumours: Neil Young and Jack White are not doing a record of duets as has been erroneously posted on various outlets. We are certain those rumours have no basis in truth,” read the message posted on Young’s Facebook page Wednesday.

Last week, a report by veteran music journalist Michael Goldberg indicated that a new album by the two was confirmed by a source associated with the project, which did not make any reference to it being a duets release (details here).

Goldberg restated and clarified his information in a new post Wednesday, writing “I stand by that report. I didn’t say in my post anything about the two ‘doing a record of duets,’ which was denied this morning on Neil Young’s Facebook page.”

“I also wrote in my post last week: “In December 2013, the Neil Young website Thrasher’s Wheat had these quotes from a source: ‘It is an album of covers. In it, as anticipated, he pays tribute to other renowned singer-songwriters. There are 12 tracks on it. There are no Neil Young originals…”, adding, “Again, nothing about any duets.”

In a new Rolling Stone report, Young said he will be releasing an album in March called “A Letter Home”, describing it as “one of the lowest-tech experiences I've ever had.”

Young just completed playing a series of high-profile shows in his Canadian homeland. The “Honor The Treaties” benefit concerts with Diana Krall were designed to raise awareness and money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense Fund, to aid them in their battle against oil companies and the government to preserve their land – read about the shows here.

See also:

REPORT: Neil Young and Jack White record covers album
VIDEO: Neil Young kicks off Carnegie Hall residency
Neil Young announces Honor The Treaties benefit shows
AUDIO: Neil Young streams new Live At The Cellar Door album
Search Neil Young at hennemusic