Riff Clip: Dallas Green Discusses Pearl Jam, Neil Young at CMW 2014


As part of the Canadian Music Week Music Summit, a number of high-profile members of the music industry partook in Celebrity Interview sessions. At the end of day one, a packed ballroom – made up mostly of aspiring musicians – sat down and zoned in on a conversation between MuchMusic host Matt Wells and Mr. City and Colour himself, Dallas Green.

The interview provided a deep glimpse into Green’s artistic ideals, his general inability to be totally satisfied with success, and how City and Colour evolved into his full-time commitment. In addition, Green confirmed that he bowed out of his 2014 JUNO Awards appearance to allow an actual nominee to have the spotlight, and decided to leave Alexisonfire six months before informing those in the band.

One other interesting part of the interview – which we caught on camera – was when Green began discussing his favourite band, Pearl Jam, as well that group’s favourite artist, Neil Young – someone who the City and Colour frontman admires greatly.

Enjoy the video below!

Also, have a look at our feature interview with Dallas Green.

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