SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

October 14, 2005 14:31 ET

"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" to Host Neil Young for a Week-Long Stint as Musical Guest

Legendary Musician To Appear November 1-4

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 14, 2005 -- NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" once again breaks format to bring in the biggest names in music, welcoming Neil Young as musical guest for the entire week of shows November 1-4 (12:35 am - 1:35 am, ET).

This announcement comes on the heels of the groundbreaking entire episode with U2 last week, and follows in the footsteps of other format-busting bookings of The White Stripes for a week and The Strokes for a month of Tuesdays.

"I wanted two solid months of Neil Young, but he told me it was, quote, 'getting creepy,'" quipped O'Brien.

Young has created one of the most exciting and groundbreaking legacies in rock and roll history. A multiple Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Young has become known as a musical innovator and inspiration, running the gamut of recordings, live performances and film endeavors. Over the last forty years, the acclaimed singer-songwriter has often been cited as the artist that leads the way for others through an uncompromising pursuit of staying true to his music.

Young's latest release "Prairie Wind" is no exception. It is receiving universal acclaim, placing it in the pantheon of such Young classics as "Harvest" and "Harvest Moon." The New York Daily News described the record as "the loveliest melodies and performances of his 40-year career;" while Esquire magazine stated simply, "'Prairie Wind' is not just the album Neil Young's career needed but one our record collections needed even more."

Young also recently collaborated on a concert film directed by Academy Award®-winner Jonathan Demme, performing with a number of special guests at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium (home of the Grand Ole Opry). The film is scheduled for a February release.

Since its debut in 1993, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" has been the premiere venue for alternative music acts. In its almost ten-year run, the show has welcomed one of the most diverse and cutting-edge assortments of musical performers on network television. Visitors to the program range from living legends and current hit makers to underground sensations. In addition, "Late Night" boasts the network television debuts of superstar acts like Radiohead, Green Day, Sheryl Crow, Coldplay, No Doubt and Wilco among many others.

"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" is from NBC Universal Television Studios in association with Conaco and Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels and Jeff Ross are the executive producers. Allan Kartun directs. Mike Sweeney is head writer.

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