May 16, 2006

Neil Young hits #3 on
Young told Rolling Stone magazine that he was staying in an unspecified hotel on March 27 when "I went down to the coffee machine and there was USA Today. The cover showed a large military craft converted into a flying hospital. The caption said something about how we are making great strides in medicine as a result of the Iraq conflict.

"That just caught me off guard, and I went upstairs and wrote 'Families' for one of those soldiers who didn't get to come home. Then I cried in my wife's arms. That was the turning point for me." An entire album quickly followed.


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