The likes of Elton John and Ozzy Osbourne may have announced farewell tours, but Neil Young insists he will not be following in their footsteps.
The 72-year-old went as far as to call retirement tours “bulls**t” as he discussed never saying goodbye to the music industry in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
Young told the mag, “When I retire, people will know, because I’ll be dead. They’ll know ‘He’s not coming back! He retired.’ But I’m not gonna say, ‘I’m not coming back.’ What kind of bulls**t is that?”
The Canadian singer-songwriter said he has two great bands he can play with whenever he feels like it: Promise of the Real and Crazy Horse.
“They’re both great bands and they’re different. But they both can play a lot of s**t.
“Promise of the Real plays almost anything I can do. And they’re great. They got the energy, everything. Everybody on that stage has the vibe. There’s not one ounce of fear anywhere.”
Young’s tell-all interview also saw him discuss his new film “Paradox”, telling the publication how incredible it was to work with partner Daryl Hannah, who directs the flick.
He also insisted he doesn’t drink anywhere near as much tequila as he used to, but he does smoke marijuana.
“When you start smoking and you don’t wanna stop writing, that’s good. Anything you can do to make you create more, that’s a good thing. You might make some mistakes but it doesn’t matter — you can go back later and fix them.”