Neil Young Gives a Guitar Lesson to Meryl Streep

Today in an unexpected guitar news, Neil Young gave a guitar lesson to Meryl Streep. Yes, really.

Ricki and the Flash director Jonathan Demme already told Entertainment Weekly that Meryl Streep actually learned how to play the guitar when preparing for her role as rock n’ roll singer-guitarist Ricki Randazzo in the film, and that she had some “really cool people” coming in to help teach her. Apparently one of them was Neil Young!

Watch as Streep gets a guitar lesson from Young in the video above. Some insightful advice from Neil Young: “Turn everything all the way up. That’s what you always do. Everything.”

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