Sad news arrives totally out of the blue…
By Blurt Staff
The rock world was in shock this morning as word began getting out that Neil Young had filed for divorce. He’s been married to Pegi Young for 36 years. Rolling Stone reports, “A petition for dissolution of marriage was filed by Young in their hometown of San Mateo, California, on July 29th. A hearing is scheduled for December 12th. A rep for Neil Young had no comment.”
Pegi has been doing club shows in the recent past – she’s released three albums since 2007 – while Neil was on the road with Crazy Horse. And both of them were slated to appear at this year’s Farm Aid (Sept. 13, in Raleigh), but apparently Pegi’s name no longer is listed for the event. No word at this point how any of this may or may not affect the Young’s annual Bridge Benefit concert, usually held in late October at Mountain View, Calif. Below, watch the couple performing at last year’s Bridge show.