Last night, Neil Young and Promise of the Real (which features Lukas and Micah Nelson) played in Leeds, U.K.’s First Direct Arena. The group dusted off a song from the rocker’s back catalog that hasn’t been played in 48 years – that’s 1968, for the record. “If I Could Have Her Tonight” appeared on Young’s 1969 self-titled album.Young started off the number by saying, “This is a song that you probably never even heard in your life….but that’s ok”, before playing the bust out. The group also debuted the track “When You Dance I Can Really Love“. Check out the second live version of “If I Could Have Her Tonight”, courtesy of M. Steiner:Neil Young + Promise of the Real Setlist – First Direct Arena – Leeds, U.K. – 6/10/16After the Gold Rush Heart of Gold Comes a Time The Needle and the Damage Done Mother Earth (Natural Anthem) From Hank to Hendrix Out on the Weekend Unknown Legend Wolf MoonWords (Between the Lines of Age) Winterlong Walk On If I Could Have Her Tonight Down by the River Powderfinger Cowgirl in the Sand Mansion on the Hill Love to Burn Rockin’ in the Free World EncoreWhen You Dance, I Can Really Love Fuckin’ Up [via Jambase]
(CMC) – WEST Indies speedster Sheldon Cottrell says he is anxiously looking forward to his first stint in the high-profile Indian Premier League (IPL), after landing a lucrative million-dollar deal with Kings XI Punjab.The 30-year-old was the subject of an intense bidding war at Thursday’s auction in Kolkata, before Kings XI secured the deal for his services in the campaign bowling off next April.“I’m really looking forward (to) that,” the Jamaican left-armer said following the auction.“I am very thankful and humbled at the same time, and just to play alongside Chris (Gayle) and Nicholas (Pooran), KL Rahul – just some of the names – I’m very elated.”Cottrell entered the draft at a base price of US$70 400 but fierce competition for his services from Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Kings XI saw his value vault to US$1.2 million.The deal came against the backdrop of an excellent year for Cottrell internationally, where he picked up 30 wickets from 23 One-Day Internationals and 14 scalps from 12 T20 Internationals.He was one of the few West Indies players to emerge from the ICC World Cup in England with reputation intact, finishing with 12 wickets in an otherwise wretched campaign by the Caribbean side.Cottrell said he owed his latest IPL achievement to his West Indies teammates who had been key to his success this year.“Without my teammates (and) West Indies, I wouldn’t have made it here, in my personal view,” he pointed out. “They have backed me 100 per cent and I just want to tell them thanks.”Left-hander Shimron Hetmyer, who was snapped up by Capitals for US$1.1 million, said he also owed a debt of gratitude to West Indies.“I wasn’t really looking too far ahead about it (auction). Really and truly I was just thinking all about the West Indies,” the Guyanese stroke-maker said.“They have brought me (here) and made me the person I am today so all thanks to the West Indies for just giving me the chance to represent them. I just do my thing and it’s all for the team.”Hetmyer was discarded by Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Banglalore after just one season at the end of the 2019 campaign but a sparkling hundred in the opening ODI last week helped to renew his chances of a lucrative contact.Both Cottrell and Hetmyer are with the West Indies team preparing for the decisive final ODI of the three-match series against India.
The St Lucia Stars had the most successful cricket season last year. Much of that success was as a result of Johnson Charles’s impressive season with the bat.Definitely excited“2016 was a big year and 2017 is definitely going to have more hype and I am looking forward to doing my thing. I am definitely excited and you know the excitement is immeasurable.” Johnson said as we count down the days to the opening match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground,” Charles said.When asked about what is required for the Stars to go all the way this year Charles was confident. “All we have to do now is maintain and improve on our performances. It is going to take a lot of work because all teams are coming after us. It is a hard competition. So, we just have to maintain and give our all.”Confident in his teamCharles is full of belief in his team and his own abilities. “Last year I was number two in the run scoring charts. So, this year I am just looking to start at number two and get up there to number one. It will take a lot of hard work because every batsman is coming out there to perform and get the most runs.”Speaking about the development Hero CPL and the changes players faced in the opening years, Charles said: “When we started in the first year you could have seen that guys were not really into T20 and did not really know much about the game, but as it progressed you could see everybody getting a lot better in their games and game planning.Hero CPL pushed career“Hero CPL has pushed my T20 career forward in that it has exposed me to more of the world stage and it has definitely marketed my name. It has helped me a lot and I am hoping to use this as far as possible.”