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With the 2010 release of Le Noise, it's clear this Canadian singer-songwriter, Buffalo Springfield guitarist and godfather of grunge is not slowing down. Musicians as disparate as Kurt Cobain and the Cowboy Junkies have considered him an influence (though folks from Alabama may continue to take issue with some of his lyrics). And Jimmy Fallon regularly pulls out a dead-on Neil Young impression to mock cultural memes (just Google "Pants on the Ground" and "Fallon" and you'll see what we mean).
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