Crazy Horse Bassist Suffers Stroke

Neil Young & Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke, resulting in the musician bowing out of the group’s summer run through Europe.

Word from the Crazy Horse camp is that Talbot is expected to make a full recovery.  But unexpected convalescence and pre-announced tour plans don’t always mesh, meaning that Talbot will spend the next couple of months resting while veteran bassist Rick Rosas covers for him.  Rosas played on Buffalo Springfield’s 2011 reunion tour and has worked with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.


The switcheroo will not affect Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s touring schedule.  Here’s the routing:

July 7 – Reykjavik, Iceland, Laugardalshöllin
July 10 – Cork, Ireland, Docklands
July 12 – London, England, Hyde Park (Barclaycard British Summer Time)
July 13 – Liverpool, England, Liverpool Echo Arena
July 15 – Istanbul, Turkey, Kucukcifikpark
July 17 – Tel Aviv, Israel, Hayarkon Park
July 20 – Ulm, Germany, Munsterplatz
July 21 – Barolo, Ital, Piazza Colbert (Collisioni Festival)
July 23 – Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
July 25 – Monchengladbach, Germany, Hockey Park
July 26 – Dresden, Germany, Elbufer
July 28 – Mainz, Germany, Zollhafen
July 30 – Frederiksberg, Denmark, Forum Copenhagen
Aug. 1 – Bergen, Norway, Koengen
Aug. 3 – Stockholm, Sweden, Skeppsholmen (Stockholm Music & Arts)
Aug. 5 – Lokeren, Belgium, Grote Kaai (Lokerse Feesten)
Aug. 7 – Monte Carlo, Monaco, Sporting Club
Aug. 8 – Colmar, France, Parc Des Expositions (Foire Aux Vins Festival)

Visit for more information. And don’t forget to leave a cheery message for Talbot on the musician’s Facebook page.