Aidin Vaziri | Pegi Young and her husband, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neil Young, host the 25th anniversary Bridge School Benefit concerts this weekend at Shoreline Amphitheatre with marquee names such as Arcade Fire, Eddie Vedder and Dave Matthews. To mark the occasion, there is a new three-DVD, two-CD set stuffed with highlights from past concerts, which benefit the school the Young family established for their son Ben and other children with severe physical impairments. Next month, Pegi will release her third solo album, “Bracing for Impact.”
Q: You waited 30 years to put out your first album. Now there seems to be no stopping you.
A: You know, they let the genie out of the bottle and there’s no stuffing her back in.
Q: There must be some challenges that come with being married to a well-known songwriter like Neil Young. Do you feel like you have to compete with his work?
A: There’s no competition. We make our own music. He’s a genius. He’s an incredible songwriter. I have tremendous respect for him.
Q: Do you get annoyed by the people who come to your shows and just glance around the whole time looking for him?
A: I expect people are going to be looking around. That’s natural. I hope they still enjoy the show.