Neil Young has some 411,000 fans onFacebook and up until Thursday afternoon it seemed like the page had been controlled by a record label intern. There was a link that took you to a link to purchase his 'Archives Vol. 1' series, a biography line that promoted the July 22, 2008 release date of the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young film, 'Deja Vu,' and pages upon pages of fan admiration for the iconic guitarist. When it came to updates, it was just the sound of crickets chirping.
Then, at around 3:30PM, the 64-year-old rocker decided to show just how nibble his guitar-plucking fingers really are by typing his inaugural post on the social networking site.
Young's shadowy avatar produced this little message: "I have been thinking about adding vampire blues to my show but I would rather do it with a band. This is my first posting. Thanks for being there."
So, yes, Neil Young is apparently on Facebook. 'Vampire Blues' live? Bring it! The outpouring of responses was massive with some 5700 people "liking" the status and 2350 commenting on the rock god's inaugural comment within the first five hours of publishing.
"Hey Neil, great show in Spartanburg, loved the krispy kreme comment!!" one fan replied. While others, astounded by the fact that there really is a Neil Young "listening" on Facebook responded with accolades of how the man's music had changed their lives indefinitely.
Young's got his work cut out for him, as the responses read like a novel. Whether its Neil or not, it sure got our attention.