News

Neil Young used records as roof shingles

Neil Young used records as roof shingles

RECORD-SETTING ROOF: A "mastering error" left Young dissatisfied with the sound of the album and he insisted on pulling thousands of copies before they hit stores. Photo: Associated Press

Rocker Neil Young has revealed he tiled the roof of his barn with unusable copies of his 1978 album “Comes a Time.”

A “mastering error” left Young dissatisfied with the sound of the album and he insisted on pulling thousands of copies before they hit stores.

But rather than simply throwing them away, he recycled the tape in a unique way.

Addressing fans at the South by Southwest festival in Texas last week, Young explained, “The tape got damaged when it went through the airport or something. I had to go back and use a copy of the master – it was a copy, but it had better-sounding playback than the other one. I made a barn roof out of them. I used them as shingles.”

Recent Headlines

in Music

Journey drummer Castronovo charged with rape

deencastrono

The rocker also faces charges including assault and menacing and is being held without bail in an Oregon jail.

in Music, Sports

Football star tackles stage invader at Zac Brown gig

jjwatt

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt turned security guard.

in Music

Rick Springfield is selling his hair

rickspringfield

For $750 you can own a piece of the "Jessie's Girl" hitmaker.

in Music

Foo Fighters hint at touring return

foofighters

It'll take more than a broken leg to stop Dave Grohl.