KCOW MUSIC NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

Posted 4 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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REPORT: NEIL YOUNG FILES FOR DIVORCE

UNDATED (AP) — It’s splitsville for Neil Young. Rolling Stone reports Young has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years. She was a frequent musical collaborator and the inspiration for many of his love songs. Listen to “Such a Woman,” ”Unknown Legend” or “Once an Angel” and you’ll be hearing about Pegi. Divorce papers were filed last month in San Mateo, California. Rolling Stone says a rep for Neil Young had no comment.

CHUCK BERRY AWARDED POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

UNDATED (AP) — It’s another honor for rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry. This tribute is as a laureate of the 2014 Polar Music Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious music awards. Berry was ill and couldn’t attend the ceremony in Stockholm. British artist Dave Edmunds accepted the award on Berry’s behalf from King Carl of Sweden. The citation for Berry’s award says, “Every riff and solo played by rock guitarists over the last 60 years contains DNA that can be traced right back to Chuck Berry.” Berry sent a letter thanking the royal family and saying, his “heart is in Sweden.”

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