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Published: 2014/06/30

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Bassist Billy Talbot Suffers Stroke

Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s Billy Talbot suffered a mild stroke, according to a press release. The bassist is expected to make a full recovery but will sit out the band’s upcoming European tour that kicks off July 7 in Iceland.

Replacing Talbot will be Rick Rosas, who has collaborated with Young in the past in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Also joining the Crazy Horse lineup this year will be backing vocalists Dorene Carter and YaDonna West, best known for their work in Mahogany Blue.

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wtf June 30, 2014, 10:11:20

So he has a stroke and Neil immediately gets a replacement, yet Poncho sprains his wrist and he has to cancel Interlockn.

pm June 30, 2014, 10:30:26

Because Interlocken is 1 B.S. show and canceling a TOUR is a whole lot different thing

Ed Hastings June 30, 2014, 10:45:07

What a great musician and road warrior. I wish him a speedy recovery. Him getting well is the most important consideration.

Lame June 30, 2014, 12:24:33

I had a ticket for The Capitol Theatre and Lockn Fest that they cancelled and they asked Neil to come back this year and he turned it down..wtf indeed.

DJ Damage June 30, 2014, 18:44:16

Something really amiss here…Rumors surfaced last week that Neil had been rehearsing at the Fox in Oakland, and now this. Call it whatever you want Shakey, but it aint the Horse. The Horse is a boys club, thought you’d learned that after taking Pegi & Astrid on the road in ’01. Appreciate you honouring the dates and all, but make no mistake, this is a fill in , and probably not a bad one. Only Billy, Poncho, Ralphie & yourself can ever be referred to as CH. Too late to change the adverts I guess, just please don’t desecrate the Horse by trying to rteplicate the magic. For the turnstiles, indeed.

Ian Rosen June 30, 2014, 20:56:41

Ralph and Billy lock into a groove like no one else. But Rick Rosas will be great. And I think they still have to refer to this as “Crazy Horse” because the tickets have already been sold, and 3/4 of the band will still be there. Love and healing vibes to Billy.

p. michael quinn July 1, 2014, 00:59:23

I’m with you Ian. Thanks.

Don't forget what Ed said July 1, 2014, 01:29:31

That, too.

Dee august July 1, 2014, 19:34:17

You guys are all selfish things to be going on like this. He had a stroke for Chrisakes!! He’s freaking 70 and he had a stroke. Ya’ll need to get over it.

Dee august July 1, 2014, 19:34:34

You guys are all selfish things to be going on like this. He had a stroke for Chrisakes!! He’s freaking 70 and he had a stroke. Ya’ll need to get over it.

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