Grammy Foundation to Honour Neil Young for His Charity Work
Published Aug 12, 2009As one of the most influential rock'n'roll musicians of all time, Canadian-bred icon Neil Young has never received a Grammy Award. However, the musician has made it very clear he doesn't care.
His biography, Shakey, even quotes him as saying, "I hate that shit. It has nothing to do with rock'n'roll. It only has to do with Hollywood, and it's jive - a buncha people handin' each other awards and talkin' about how they made the best record... There is no best in music."
It's almost ironic, then, that Young will be honoured at an upcoming Grammy-related gala. As a Reuters article points out, the 63-year-old will be recognized for his work with the Bridge School, which helps children with physical and speech-related problems, as well as his work with Farm Aid, and be named 2010's MusiCares Person of the Year.
The honours will take place at the upcoming 20th annual MusiCares gala on January 29, 2010. The event is presented by the same Recording Academy that will host the Grammys just two days later.