According to long time collaborator Frank "Poncho" Sampedro
, Neil Young
's current tour could be his last. Speaking to Rolling Stone
the guitarist, who was been a member of Crazy Horse
since 1975 has said (via NME
): "My gut tells me this is really the last tour."
"I love playing and we're playing as good as we ever did, but at any time something could go down with any one of us."
"It takes a lot of energy to play that much."
He also said that Young's "wrist bugs him, and he has to tape it when he plays... I already had an operation on my thumb... It just seems at some point something is going to break."
Neil Young is currently on tour with Crazy Horse in support of his current album, "Psychedelic Pill."
The band has backed young off and on since 1968. The band has appeared on several of Young's most celebrated records including "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere," "After the Gold Rush"
and "Rust Never Sleeps,"
and has also recorded a number of albums independently of the singer.