Neil Young Working on New Album With Willie Nelson’s Sons
Music icon Neil Young is tapping into a younger generation for his new album. The singer is working with the sons of country music royalty to record the upcoming set of tunes.
"I'm working on another album now that I'm going to do be doing with Willie Nelson's sons," he reveals (quote via Rolling Stone), jokingly adding that he'll name the disc 'The Monsanto Years.' "It's an upbeat review of the situation."
This isn't the first time that Young has worked with Nelson's sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson. The pair has joined him on stage at Farm Aid, the Harvest the Hope Concert and the Bridge School Benefit in the past.
The younger Nelsons both inherited their father's love of music. Lukas Nelson heads up the band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, while Micah Nelson is part of the group Insects vs. Robots.
"We grew up surrounded by music, so there’s an environmental factor too," Lukas Nelson explains to the New York Times. "My mother used to show me her music -- the stuff she grew up on. That’s where I got the rock ’n’ roll side. And then Dad showed me everything from country to Django Reinhardt. It has to do with what you’re exposed to at a young age."
Adds proud father Willie Nelson, "I think it’s definitely in the DNA. I do believe there is power in the blood."