Diary

  • Better Than TV (live in Auckland, 2014)

    From the Powerstation, Auckland on Election Night, 20th September 2014. See more performances from the Dizzy Heights Tour plus 200 videos from throughout Neil’s career on the Videos Page.

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  • On Halloween…

    It’s Halloween (or nearly, depending on where you are). Last year we pulled a few strings to bring you this…

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  • Great Career Artists

    “The music industry is renowned as being so fickle and transient. The battlefields of the music biz are strewn with the bodies of one hit wonders. This final program celebrates the supreme music careers. People that have diversified and broadened their creative worlds to forge the most amazing and globally

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  • Matt Fell talks about Temple of Low Men

    Australian record producer Matt Fell (Tim Freedman, John Williamson) joins host Jeremy Dylan for a breathless exploration of Temple of Low Men by Crowded House. Along the way, they break down classic tracks I Feel Possessed, Into Temptation, Sister Madly, Better Be Home Soon, Kill Eye and When You Come,

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  • Into The Sunset – video (live in Auckland, 2014)

    From Neil’s Dizzy Heights concert at The Powerstation in Auckland, 20th September 2014, here’s “Into The Sunset” from his 2001 album One Nil (released as One All in the US and Canada.) See more videos from this tour and throughout Neil’s career on the Videos page.

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  • Mick Ronson gets a curve ball from Eddie Rayner

    Filmed on Super 8 during Split Enz world tour in 1982.

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  • The Rush

  • Wellspring

  • Indoor golf

  • Push ‘em in

  • Pony Ride – live video

    From Neil Finn’s Dizzy Heights Tour of the US earlier this year, here’s “Pony Ride”. See many more videos from throughout Neil’s career on the Videos page.

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  • Dave Dobbyn with Neil Finn, Tim Finn & Emma Paki in Concert, 1994

    We’ve been wanting to share this television special with you for a while. In 1994, one of NZ’s most treasured songwriters and performers, Dave Dobbyn, teamed with guests Neil Finn, Tim Finn and Emma Paki for a live presentation of his album Twist. The album was produced by Neil and

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  • WA Today interview

    Read Candice Barnes’ interview with Neil Finn, ahead of his solo show at Margaret River, WA Australia in November. “Margaret River gig to be Neil Finn’s last ‘for a long time’”.

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  • Aria Awards Nomination

    Goin’ Your Way, the live album by Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, is a nominee in the Best Adult Contemporary Album category in the Aria Awards 2014. You can listen to the 2 disc CD on our Albums/Other pages and view the show as originally broadcast live on the Videos/Other

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  • Christchurch

    From Neil on Twitter: “last show in CHCH was a pearler, thanks to iHeartRadio for bringing us here and putting on the show for free.” The Press’s Vicki Anderson reviews last night’s concert in Christchurch here. Here’s the original setlist, though there were some changes in the end:

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  • Dunedin

    Neil played Dunedin’s Regent Theatre last night in a free show sponsored by iHeartRadioNZ and 2Degrees. See some great photos from Steve Dykes Photography on the Radio Hauraki website. Here’s the Dunedin setlist. Neil also sang “Addicted” from the Try Whistling This album. With support from Bic Runga, Neil and

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  • Don’t Dream It’s Over (live) – Humanitarian Aid

    Download “Neil Finn – Don’t Dream It’s Over (live from the US Dizzy Heights Tour 2014)” as mp3 audio or mp4 video. I have been distressed to see so many innocent people become victims of war in Gaza and Syria. A few weeks ago I received a message from a

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  • Last rites for the album?

    In a Sydney Morning Herald article by Michael Dwyer, Neil Finn and others talk about where the album is at as a format in 2014. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/last-rites-for-the-album-20140922-10k8wd.html

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  • The Powerstation, Auckland 20-9-14

    Auckland’s Powerstation lived up to its name last night with both an energetic audience and band. Neil Finn’s Auckland setlist: Impressions Distant Sun Suffer Never Fall At Your Feet Better Than TV Recluse Message To My Girl Angel’s Heap (with Tim Finn) Edible Flowers (with Tim) It’s Only Natural (with

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  • Wellington 19-9-14

    Wellington’s audience last night voted between “Recluse” and “Animal Vs Human”… and Recluse lost! Tonight, Neil and band, with support from Bic Runga, will be at Auckland’s Powerstation. – Team Neil Finn.

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  • My Favourite Album – podcast part 2

    In the second part of Jeremy Dylan’s My Favourite Album chat with Neil Finn, they delve into David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” and Radiohead’s “In Rainbows”, try to resolve the Bowie vs. Bowie debate [Editor's note: It's definitely Bo-wie], why Bowie is as important to Neil as the Beatles, what Radiohead’s

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  • Napier and Wellington

    Photo courtesy of Kathleen McGilvray. Neil played Napier Municipal Theatre last night in the first concert on the New Zealand tour. A beautiful set from Bic Runga and a guest pianist (what was his name again?) and then two and a half hours of Neil and his band. Some surprises…

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  • 3 News interview with Neil

    3 News reporter Alex Bourn sat down with Neil Finn to talk about Dizzy Heights, the hottest band on the planet and performing epic long sets inspired by Bruce Springsteen. View the interview at www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/neil-finn-talks-dizzy-heights-album-2014091717

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  • Neil’s songwriting – Tom Magazine interview

    Tom Magazine caught up with Neil after his keynote talk at BIGSOUND and asked him about his songwriting process. Read the interview at tommagazine.com.au/2014/09/16/neil-finn/

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  • Radio Hauraki – The Guest List

    Last week, Neil picked a few tracks for The Guest List with Alex Behan on Radio Hauraki.

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  • My Favourite Album – podcast part 1

    In part one of the “My Favourite Album” audio podcast, Neil and host Jeremy Dylan delve into The Beatles’ “Beatles for Sale” and Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush”. They also talk about their shared memories of a bizarre Crowded House gig in Hyde Park, covering the Beatles with Paul Kelly,

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  • Reddit – Ask Me Anything

    Neil had an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit today and might do more later today or tomorrow. Click here to read today’s questions and answers.

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  • BIGSOUND 2014: Neil’s Keynote

    Neil Finn speaks with Triple R’s Fee B-Squared at BIGSOUND, 10th September 2014. Neil begins at 12 minutes 30 seconds into the video. Filmed by SAE.

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  • iWatch

    From www.twitter.com/NeilFinn: “damn Apple ! I was just ready to launch”

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  • BIGSOUND 2014 – TheMusic interview

    Today’s BIGSOUND 2014 Q&A session will be available to view online tomorrow. In the meantime, check out a short interview with Neil, courtesy of TheMusic. Brisbane Times has a report on the keynote address here: “Neil Finn laments over-polished modern songs”. Blank Gold Coast has a report too: “Q&A With

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