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Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke, and will not be performing with the band when Neil Young hits the road for a string of dates in Europe this summer. Filling in for Talbot – who is expected to make a full recovery – will be longtime Neil Young cohort Rick “The Bass Player” Rosas, who has performed with Young in bands ranging from Buffalo Springfield and CSNY to The Restless and The Blue Notes.

Neil Young’s label Warner Brothers has released the following statement, regarding Billy Talbot and Crazy Horse’s upcoming European tour dates:


June 30th, 2014 – (Burbank, CA.) – Neil Young & Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke and will not be able to join Crazy Horse on their upcoming European tour. Though Talbot’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery, they have advised Talbot to sit this tour out and recover his strength.

Crazy Horse will be joined on tour by Rick Rosas, who has played with Young extensively throughout the years, including in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

The Crazy Horse line-up will also be enhanced by backing vocalists, Dorene Carter and YaDonna West, best known for their memorable work with their own group Mahogany Blue.


We send our best wishes to Billy Talbot for a full and speedy recovery.

Here are the European tour dates for Neil Young & Crazy Horse this summer:

07/07 Reykjavik Laugardsholl
07/10 Cork Marquee
07/12 London British Summer Time
07/13 Liverpool Liverpool Echo Arena
07/15 Turkey Kucokcitifix Park
07/17 Tel Aviv Hayarkon Park
07/20 Ulm Munsterplatz
07/21 Barolo Open Air Barolo
07/23 Vienna Stadthalle
07/25 Munchengladbach Hockey Park
07/26 Dresden Elbufer
07/28 Mainz Norde Mole Open Air
07/30 Copenhagen Forum
08/01 Bergen Bergen Festival
08/03 Stockholm Music and Arts Festival
08/05 Lockeren Lockeren Festival
08/07 Monte Carlo Sporting Club
08/08 Alsace Festival de la Foire aux Vins

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