Neil Young finally became a U.S. citizen. The Canadian singer-songwriter had originally hoped to officially obtain dual citizen status back on his birthday last November 12th, but "his moral character was being called into question." Young posted at the time on his website (NeilYoungArchives.com): "The problem is defined in an April 19, 2019 addition under Attorney General (Jeff) Sessions. USCIS issued a Policy Alert which includes: 'An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana-related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws."
Young hipped fans to the change in his citizen status on his website posing next to an American flag and a table with a sign, reading "Democrats Register To Vote Here" with a message stating: "I'm happy to report I'm in!!" — followed by the phrase "Vote your conscience" bookended by both the Canadian and U.S. flags. (NeilYoungArchives)
The Rolling Stones, in partnership with Nugs.net will be uploading vintage concerts from the band's archives to subscribers. Fans can watch and listen with the Nugs.net app for AppleTV, iOS, and Android. Additional releases from "The Stones’ From The Vault Series" will come out each Tuesday through the end of January.
So far the shows available are the already commercially available sets, Tour Of The Americas '75- 7/12/75; 1972's Ladies And Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones; and Some Girls Live: – Ft. Worth, 7/18/78. To subscribe, log on to (SubscribeNugs.net)
As a warmup for their upcoming "Cruise To The Edge," Yes will play a handful of dates with the Alan Parsons Project supporting. Yes' current lineup features Steve Howe on guitar, Alan White on drums, Geoff Downes on keyboards, Jon Davison on vocals, and Billy Sherwood on bass. The band is supplemented by Jay Schellen on additional drums.
Guitarist Steve Howe said in statement: "We can't think of a better way to lead into our 'Cruise To The Edge' than with five shows in the Southeast. Florida and South Carolina in the spring sounds absolutely perfect for a British band like us." (Press release)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Yes / Alan Parsons Project tour dates (subject to change):
March 19 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
March 22 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 24 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
March 25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center
Is Genesis reforming??? Fans have been buzzing over the prospect of a band's reunion after 13 years. Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford were spotted together on Wednesday night (January 22nd) catching a Knicks games at New York's Madison Square Garden. No word as to why all three members were in New York at the same time, but the Genesis News fansite posted, "there are rumors that the group met up in the city to 'test the waters for future activities.'" Genesis last performed on October 13th, 2007 at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl. (Rolling Stone)