Neil Young Unveils Starbucks-Mocking Music Video
Rocker takes aim at GMO giant, defends Vermont in first single off 'The Monsanto Years'
Neil Young and Promise of the Real have shared the full music video for "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop," the first single off the rocker's new anti-GMO concept album The Monsanto Years. The video for the song, originally titled "Rock Starbucks" before it was changed to something more playful and less infringing, stars Young and his backing band, featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, working on their new album and defiantly tossing Starbucks cups.
In the song, Young also references Monsanto's lawsuit against Vermont after the state attempted to pass a GMO labeling law. While the coffee giant reportedly isn't a part of that lawsuit, Starbucks is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a collective that lobbied against Vermont's GMO bill.
In May, the GMA announced they would appeal a
In an effort to reward Vermont for their pioneering work in the fight against GMOs, Young will perform his first ever concert in the Green Mountain State was part of his upcoming Rebel Content tour. Young also recently made a surprise appearance at an anti-GMO rally in Hawaii. The Monsanto Years will arrive June 29th.