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Pegi Young Premieres 'Too Little Too Late' Video, Talks Learning 'To Live In New World Order' After Divorce (Billboard)

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Pegi Young Premieres 'Too Little Too Late' Video, Talks Learning 'To Live In New World Order' After Divorce (Billboard)

Pegi Young is well aware that her new album, Raw, will be combed for references, both direct and subtle, to the end of her 36-year marriage to Neil Young. But she's adamant that the 12-song set, which comes out Friday (Feb. 17), is not just 43 minutes of railing against her ex."I think people can read into this record and think one side should get all the blame, and that's not my intention at all," Young -- whose video for her original song "Too Little Too Late" premieres exclusively below -- tells Billboard. "I'm not blameless, and there were some...

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Pegi Young premieres heartbreaking cover of 'Trying to Live My Life Without You' (Entertainment Weekly)

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Pegi Young premieres heartbreaking cover of 'Trying to Live My Life Without You' (Entertainment Weekly)

Heartbreak often precipitates creativity — and lost love is the driving force behind Pegi Young’s fifth album, Raw, due out in February. Recorded with her band, The Survivors, the set follows a devastating blow to the 64-year-old’s personal life: Her separation from husband Neil after 36 years of marriage. “Having gone through a painful divorce, I sought solace in writing,” Young tells EW by email.She also mixed in timely covers, including a version of “Trying to Live My Life Without You,” the breakup anthem popularized by soul singer Otis Clay and rocker Bob Seger. Young says that after someone suggested...

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Songs We Love: Pegi Young, 'Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?' (NPR)

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Songs We Love: Pegi Young, 'Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?' (NPR)

When Pegi Young's marriage broke up at the end of 2014, she had no plans to make a new album. In fact, she'd just finished one, Lonely In A Crowded Room — which interested parties were eager, of course, to parse for clues of discord in her nearly 40-year partnership with Neil Young. In hindsight, perhaps they were there to be mined in the music, she said during a recent phone call. But her husband's departure, in real life, had felt abrupt and unexpected, and it sent her straight back to work. "I just wrote," she says. "I just wrote...

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Pegi Young on Life After Neil, Heartbreak-Inspired New LP (Rolling Stone)

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Pegi Young on Life After Neil, Heartbreak-Inspired New LP (Rolling Stone)

"I look at it as a soundtrack to the seven stages of grief," singer-songwriter says of upcoming autobiographical album 'Raw' "Looking out, it's just a gorgeous day," Pegi Young says from her family ranch south of San Francisco. "It's beautiful here." If woodsy nature weren't inspiring enough, the arrival of a grandchild about 10 days before is also reason to celebrate. "Seeing him and holding him – oh, my gosh," Young says of her grandson. "It was euphoric. It was just amazing." Young's recent life hasn't always been so joyful. Two years ago, word leaked out that her husband Neil...

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30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert

30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert

"This is my life's work, and it has to survive," she tells me. "It's too important, and it's made a huge difference in so many people's lives."  Pegi spoke with Speakers in Code in advance of the 30th annual Bridge School benefit concert. The full interview can be read here. Excerpts are reprinted below for your convenience.     As we're winding down our twenty-minute chat over the phone, Pegi Young pauses and, calmly, gets to the heart of the matter."This is my life's work, and it has to survive," she tells me. "It's too important, and it's made a huge...

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