Crazy Horse Bassist Billy Talbot Suffers Stroke

Billy Talbot

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, 2014ReykjavikLaugardsholl
Jul 10, 2014CorkMarquee
Jul 12, 2014LondonBritish Summer Time
Jul 13, 2014LiverpoolLiverpool Echo Arena
Jul 15, 2014TurkeyKucokcitifix Park
Jul 17, 2014Tel AvivHayarkon Park
Jul 20, 2014UlmMunsterplatz
Jul 21, 2014BaroloOpen Air Barolo
Jul 23, 2014ViennaStadthalle
Jul 25, 2014MunchengladbachHockey Park
Jul 26, 2014DresdenElbufer
Jul 28, 2014MainzNorde Mole Open Air
Jul 30, 2014CopenhagenForum
Aug 1, 2014BergenBergen Festival
Aug 3, 2014StockholmMusic and Arts Festival
Aug 5, 2014LockerenLockeren Festival
Aug 7, 2014Monte CarloSporting Club
Aug 8, 2014AlsaceFestival de la Foire aux Vins

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