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Neil Young to perform Hurricane Sandy benefit show

By Daniel S Levine,

Neil Young is the latest artist to sign on for a Hurricane Sandy benefit. The legendary rocker will headline his own show with his band, Crazy Horse, next week.

According to The New York Times, Young’s A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on Dec. 6. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at the casino’s site. Tickets will go for $75 to $150.

USA Today notes that the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

Other legendary acts like Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and The Who will perform at Harvey Weinstein’s 12-12-12 Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West, Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and Alicia Keys will also perform. David Grohl and Eddie Vedder were recently added.

Online music distributor TuneCore has also announced its own tribute album, After The Storm, which features a variety of artists.

Young is currently promoting his memoir, Waging Heavy Peace. His fans can tweet questions to him Sunday night using the hashtag #WagingHeavyPeace.

Here is his interview on The Daily Show:

 
 

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