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A Podcast Conversation with...Rik Emmett

The guitarist in famed rock trio Triumph is about to publish Reinvention: Poems, a largely autobiographical collection of poetry. Learn more in this fascinating FYI podcast.

A Podcast Conversation with...Rik Emmett

By Bill King

A debut collection of poetry from the lead guitarist of the multi-platinum record-selling legendary band Triumph will soon become available. Rik Emmett’s Reinvention: Poems (September 14, 2021) is a largely autobiographical collection of poetry. This project followed on the heels of Rik retiring from life as a touring musician and college educator in early 2019.


Inside all the slashes that define him — singer/songwriter/guitarist/rock star/teacher/columnist — writing has always been his strongest avocation. In his debut collection, you’ll find poems about mortality, family life, politics, Canadiana and much more. A lot of the poems are about retirement and coping with aging. There’s a lot of vulnerability in embarking on a new journey as you get older.

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Learn more in this FYI podcast.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Joey Martinez

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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