Rock's oldies still golden in New York concerts
NEW YORK (AFP) - Rock's wrinkly superstars are out in force in New York this week, with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Patti Smith and Neil Young riding the time machine back to the Big Apple's big stages.
The rush of golden oldies from the 1960s and '70s heyday of rock 'n roll began with Neil Young and Crazy Horse, along with Patti Smith, in the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday - the same venue that hosts the Stones this Saturday.
Neil Young has just released two new albums, Americana in June and Psychedelic Pill at the end of October, along with an autobiography Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream. Not bad for a 67-year-old.
Patti Smith, 65, has released Banga, her first studio album in several years and which was recorded in the same place she made Horses in 1974, the record that made her famous as the godmother of punk.