Neil Young is Dan Rather's guest on 'The Big Interview'

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Neil Young is Dan Rather's first guest for the new edition of Rather's series, "The Big Interview."

Young will be featured on the Sept. 13 episode airing at 8 p.m. EDT on AXS TV, the cable and satellite channel said Monday. The singer-songwriter discusses his new album, "Earth" and topics including his childhood polio and his experience with the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Other music stars to be interviewed by Rather this season include Meat Loaf (airing Sept. 20); Martina McBride (Sept. 27); Olivia Newton-John (Oct. 4) and Michael Buble (Oct. 11). Additional guests will be announced, AXS TV said.

A marathon of past "Big Interview" shows will air starting at 8 a.m. EDT on Sept. 10, including Rather's conversations with Frankie Valli, Merle Haggard, Gene Simmons and Loretta Lynn. An interview with the trio of Crosby, Stills & Nash will air at 10 a.m. EDT as part of the retrospective.

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