Quick Takes: Neil Young, Robert Plant, ELP, The Go-Go’s
- Neil Young's battle with Donald Trump is far from over. In response to the President brazen use Young's material at his campaign events, Young has released his recently re-worked version of his 2006 tune, "Looking For A Leader" to streaming services. The song, which was revamped for his recent online "Fireside Session," has been retitled, "Looking For A Leader 2020."
- Young's new lyrics read in part: Yeah, we had Barack Obama and we really need him now/The man who stood behind him has to take his place somehow/America has a leader building walls around our house/He don’t know black lives matter and we got to vote him out. (Rolling Stone)
- Robert Plant has released the first single from his upcoming solo compilation, Digging Deep: Subterranea, due out on October 2nd. The new track, "Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up – Part 1)," was originally intended for the unreleased second Band Of Joy album. (Ultimate Classic Rock)
- A new, definitive book on prog giants Emerson, Lake, & Palmer is set for publication on October 30th. According to the press release, "ELP: Together And Apart is crammed full of live and off stage shots, ELP: Together And Apart is exactly that — in words and visuals it portrays Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer from their days with the Nice, King Crimson, Arthur Brown’s Crazy World, and Atomic Rooster, through the ELP years, as well as documenting their solo work and other outside projects. It also includes loads of super-cool memorabilia including backstage passes, gig posters, media adverts and much more, all reproduced on high quality art paper."
- The book features a 15,000-word text by author Laura Shenton. (Press release)
- Out now is the Go-Go’s first new recording in nearly 20 years, called "Club Zero." The track is a tie-in to the band's career-spanning, self-titled documentary now showing on Showtime. (Press release)