May 25, 2017  

Neil Young Honored With President's Merit Award at a Grammy Event

January 23, 2014 (3:44 am) GMT
Young is feted at a Grammy party where Dave Matthews pays tribute to the Canadian rocker by singing 'Rye Whiskey', 'My My, Hey Hey' and 'The Needle and the Damage Done'.
Neil Young

was honored with this year's President's Merit Award from the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy. The legendary rocker received his award during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a historic recording studio in Los Angeles, on Tuesday night, January 21.

Young was honored for his artistic creativity, philanthropic efforts and sonic integrity for a career that's spanned more than four decades. Stephen Stills, and were among guests who attended that night's party.

"You're honoring me, you're honoring yourself," Young told the crowd. "It's not me. It's you." During his acceptance speech, Young also recalled recording his 1975 song "Like a Hurricane" at The Village.

That night, made a surprise appearance, paying tribute to Young by singing the traditional "Rye Whiskey" and the Canadian rocker's "My My, Hey Hey" and "The Needle and the Damage Done".

"As a person, you're one of the most amazing people I've ever met in my life. I hope that I'm half the inspiration to people that you have been to me," Matthews told Young after the performance.







Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Sophia Bush Exits 'Chicago P.D.' After Four Seasons
  2. Niall Horan Promises One Direction Reunion, With Zayn Malik
  3. Bella Thorne Says Cannes 'Isn't for Me' as Scott Disick Ditches Her for Ex Chloe Bartoli
  4. 'Game of Thrones': New Photos Reunite the Four Starks, Final Season Episode Count Is Revealed
  5. Chris Cornell Appeared to Have Used Other Drugs Before Hanging Himself
  6. Nicki Minaj to Perform at the 2017 NBA Awards
  7. Is She Pregnant? Cristiano Ronaldo's GF Georgina Rodriguez Sports Suspicious Bump in New Pic
  8. Tyra Banks Accused of Abusing a Girl on 'America's Got Talent'