Neil Young was among the guests appearing on CBS-TV’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on May 26.
The rocker was on hand to promote the June 17 release of a new live album called “Earth.”
The set mixes 2015 concert readings with the Promise Of The Real band – featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Micah and Lukas – alongside ambient elements like car horns, insects and animal sounds.
"I missed the memo that said that albums are not happening anymore," Young told Colbert. “It's all about albums being a rip-off and only one song is good on the album so that's all you need to get. Singles are great, it's just that there is more to it than singles. There's more to love than the first kiss."
Young managed to get some plugs in for his PONO music player and his support of Bernie Sanders in the US Presidential election, even though he is unable to vote in his adopted country.
“I’m Canadian,” he proudly declared. “I’m a neighbor, and as such I am affected by what happens, even though I live here.”
The singer has been vocal in recent years about his opposition to Monsanto, a chemical company specializing in genetically modified seeds, including the 2015 release of his album “The Monsanto Years.”
"These things have been banned throughout Europe and throughout the world,” said Young. “Why 38 countries banned GMOs; they didn't just label them. They're concerned, those governments, about the people that live in the country. They want to protect them."
Young will launch “Earth” with a extensive summer tour of European that begins June 5 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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