Crazy Horse bassist and longtime Neil Young collaborator Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke, the band released in a statement. Thankfully, doctors say Talbot is expected to make a full recovery, but they also say he must take time off from the band’s upcoming summer tour. Rick Rosas, who played on many of Young’s albums as well as toured with Buffalo Springfield and CSNY, will be filling in while Talbot recovers.
Talbot is a founding member of Crazy Horse and reportedly hasn’t missed a single gig with the group since they formed in 1968. In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, Talbot opened up about life on the road.
“Our job isn’t easy,” he said. “It’s not meant to be easy. Our job is to keep the edge, be out on the edge, always seeing, exploring the limits of what we do and who we are, never letting up. Spiritually and cosmically, not to sound all hippified, but we don’t sound good unless we’re really connected and on the edge of everything.”
We’re wishing Billy a speedy recovery.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse European Tour Dates:
|Jul 7, 2014||Reykjavik||Laugardsholl|
|Jul 10, 2014||Cork||Marquee|
|Jul 12, 2014||London||British Summer Time|
|Jul 13, 2014||Liverpool||Liverpool Echo Arena|
|Jul 15, 2014||Turkey||Kucokcitifix Park|
|Jul 17, 2014||Tel Aviv||Hayarkon Park|
|Jul 20, 2014||Ulm||Munsterplatz|
|Jul 21, 2014||Barolo||Open Air Barolo|
|Jul 23, 2014||Vienna||Stadthalle|
|Jul 25, 2014||Munchengladbach||Hockey Park|
|Jul 26, 2014||Dresden||Elbufer|
|Jul 28, 2014||Mainz||Norde Mole Open Air|
|Jul 30, 2014||Copenhagen||Forum|
|Aug 1, 2014||Bergen||Bergen Festival|
|Aug 3, 2014||Stockholm||Music and Arts Festival|
|Aug 5, 2014||Lockeren||Lockeren Festival|
|Aug 7, 2014||Monte Carlo||Sporting Club|
|Aug 8, 2014||Alsace||Festival de la Foire aux Vins|