Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years of marriage

Neil Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator.

Rolling Stone reports Young filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in the couple’s hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th; a hearing is scheduled for December 12th.

Neil first met Pegi when she was working as a waitress at a diner near his California ranch, a story he documented in the 1992 song, "Unknown Legend."

Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Neil, has epilepsy.

Inspired by the lack of educational opportunities for their son Ben, who suffers from cerebral palsy, they co-founded the Bridge School in 1986, which educates children with severe physical impairments. They raise funds for it with an annual all-star concert in Mountain View, California – the 2014 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th.

Neil recently wrapped up a European tour with Crazy Horse, while Pegi just completed a brief U.S. club tour.

They were both slated to play Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 13th, though Pegi's name was recently removed from the lineup.

Young recently released his latest album, “A Letter Home.”

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