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Neil Young goes on the record at Grammy event

Neil Young goes on the record at Grammy event

The annual bash thrown by the Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing at Village Recorders studio in West Los Angeles is typically one of the livelier Grammy week events, but this year, as if to ensure there would be not a whiff of stuffiness, they chose Neil Young as the recipient of this year's President's Merit Award. Tuesday's gathering was dominated by producers and other recording studio personnel but also drew industry executives and musicians, including longtime friend and collaborator Stephen Stills, Kris Kristofferson and Jakob Dylan, among others. Additionally, Dave Matthews made a surprise appearance and sang three songs in tribute to Young, who did not...