Neil Young spent an hour on Twitter yesterday fielding questions from fans on a wide range of topics. Young’s very first response was to fellow Canadian musician Ryan Dahle, of Limblifter, who asked the veteran rocker if he used “an old Firebird pickup in [his] Les Paul.” “Yes,” replied Young.
Young went on to reveal that it’s likely he and Dave Grohl will collaborate in the future, that he likes Jack White and Radiohead, and that the last album he bought was Jimmy Reed’s Rockin’ with Jimmy Reed.
After Young tweeted that one of his favorite new bands was Foster the People, a fan noted that, “Bono said he likes them, too.” “Who is Bono?” joked Young. Other noteworthy revelations included that fact that Time Fades Away, Young’s long out-of-print 1973 album, will be reissued, and that his 1991 live album, Weld, will one day come out on DVD. Young is currently in the midst of a North American tour with Crazy Horse.