Crazy Horse's Billy Talbot Suffers Stroke

Crazy Horse's Billy Talbot Suffers Stroke
Billy Talbot pictured far right.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke, forcing the member to sit out of the group's upcoming European tour.

A statement from the band delivers the positive news that "Talbot's doctors expect him to make a full recovery." However, the stroke will leave him sidelined this summer, with doctors having advised Talbot "to sit this tour out and recover his strength." Taking his place on the European dates will be Neil Young collaborator Rick Rosas, who has sat in with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as Buffalo Springfield.

Talbot helped found Crazy Horse back in 1968 and has played every concert the band have booked up until now. In addition to Rosas covering the ailing four-stringer's bass lines, Crazy Horse will have backup singers Dorene Carter and YaDonna West handle Talbot's vocal harmonies.

The upcoming European dates by Neil Young and Crazy Horse kick off next week in Reykjavik and run until early August. Some of the shows are rescheduled performances that Crazy Horse had to cancel last summer when guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro broke his hand in an accident. You'll find the show listings down below.

Tour dates:

07/07 Reykjavik, Iceland - Laugardsholl

07/10 Cork, Ireland - Marquee

07/12 London, England - British Summer Time

07/13 Liverpool, England - Liverpool Echo Arena

07/15 Istanbul, Turkey - Kucokcitifix Park

07/17 Tel Aviv, Israel - Hayarkon Park

07/20 Ulm, Germany - Munsterplatz

07/21 Barolo, Italy - Open Air Barolo

07/23 Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle

07/25 Munchengladbach, Germany - Hockey Park

07/26 Dresden, Germany - Elbufer

07/28 Mainz, Germany - Norde Mole Open Air

07/30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum

08/01 Bergen, Norway - Bergen Festival

08/03 Stockholm, Sweden - Music and Arts Festival

08/05 Lokeren, Belgium - Lockeren Festival

08/07 Monte Carlo, Monaco - Sporting Club

08/08 Alsace, France - Festival de la Foire aux Vins