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Neil Young & Jack White LP In Works


Neil Young and Jack White certainly seem like kindred musical spirits who march to the beat of their own drummers, so the idea of them doing an album together certainly seems appropriate.

Fan sites are reporting that the duo has indeed put together a set of 12 covers, including Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," Tim Hardin's "Reason To Believe" and songs by Bert Jansch, Phil Ochs, Gordon Lightfoot and Ivory Joe Hunter -- many of which Young performed at last year's Farm Aid concert.

Neither artist's camp has confirmed the project but an announcement is expected soon.

The idea for the album was likely hatched on Record Store Day last April, when Young recorded a version of Jansch's "Needle of Death" at White's Third Man Recording Booth in Nashville.

In other Young news, he'll be honored on January 21 during Grammy Week by the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.

The event will take place at Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles, with Ringo Starr Joe Walsh and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson among those expected to attend. Young was the Recording Academy's MusiCares Person of the Year in 2010.