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Young is known as a left leaning, pacifist, member of the Blame America First Crowd. He proudly proclaimed his hatred for the Iraq war during an August 17, 2006 appearance on The Colbert Report and nearly tricked Stephen into playing Young's song, Let's Impeach the President. Unfortunatly, Colbert was too ignorant and stopped the song and cut to commercial, denying Young the chance to bring reality the minds of Americans.
This was clearly a case of sour grapes on Young's part. Neil Young is also known to be anti-business, a fact made clear by his song, This Note's for You. This Note's For You was an album that railed against the commercialism of rock and roll and tours that were sponsored by big business..
Crosby, Stills, Nash AND YOUNG Edit
Neil Young is a sometime member of the folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. They proudly support activist politics and are clearly associated with what is known as The Woodstock Nation..
"Neil Peart" Edit
Fellow Toronto liberal rock star Neil Peart, suspiciously enough, shares Young's first name. In fact, "Neil Peart" is nothing more or less than an alias for Young - his drummer alterego, perhaps. Because the Peart character is so obviously obsessed with Ayn Rand (although he still has not finished Atlas Shrugged), then it stands to reason that it must be Young, in actuality, who is the Rand scholar. While this seems to clash with his pot-smoking liberal views, it does nothing of the sort.
- Nirvana's Kurt Cobain cited Young as a major influence and quoted one of Young's songs in his suicide note.
- Neil Young reportedly owns a Hummer that was modified to operate on alternative fuel..
- He has two sons, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, and Young MC.