Chrissy Hynde has a new album coming out and it’s hard to believe that it’s her first solo album away from The Pretenders. ‘Stockholm’ will drop June 10th and according to UltimateClassicRock.com and a recent interview on the BBC, Ms Hynde reveals that Neil Young plays on one of the songs lending his distinctive guitar to the song “Down The Wrong Way”. “Neil is the pot-smoking, loveable hippy that you think he is and that everyone loves,” she recently told the BBC. “And he’s exactly what you think he’s going to be…But he’s also God…
After Neil nailed the tune and left the building “they were all fighting over the plectrum (guitar pick) he left. We’re talking about grown men in tears!”
With the Pretenders, Hynde has served as Young’s opening act in the past, but they have a deeper connection. Hynde was a student at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War. Four students, one of whom Hynde knew, were killed, which inspired Young to write ‘Ohio.’ Hynde eventually thanked Young for writing it, because her friend was a fan of his.
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