David Crosby Opens Up About His Beef with Neil Young and Graham Nash
He says reconciliation between band members isn't "in the cards"
Published Jun 24, 2021Ahead of releasing his latest solo effort, David Crosby has spoken out in a new interview about his tumultuous relationships with the other members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, explaining there's next to zero chance of the group ever reuniting due to some serious old-man drama.
In an interview with The Howard Stern Show, Crosby explained that the other members of CSNY — specifically Neil Young and Graham Nash — will likely never speak to him again.
"Neil's got a legitimate beef because I dissed his girlfriend. I get it. I apologized for it with you — you helped me do that," Crosby told Stern. "Nash kind of seems to think that I'm responsible for everything wrong since the Korean War, which is weird, but it's okay."
Despite recent rumours about being completely ostracized by all three members of the group, Crosby claimed that he and Stephen Stills are cool.
Crosby added: "I've got a lot of hero worship for Stills. He was the best guy in the band. He is the best guitar player, the best singer, and wrote all the hits and was stunning on stage. Every time the guy touches a guitar, everything swings right away."
While Crosby sees no chance of reconciliation between the four members of the band, he did say that he wishes Young, Nash and Stills all the best.
"I have no beef with any of them, man. I hope they're all okay. I am a little surprised that they're not putting out music, but… whatever they're doing, I hope they're happy."
He continued: "All of that drama stuff, it's a pain in the butt and it doesn't make music. I'm not looking for them to absolve me of my idiocy. You gotta understand, man, I let all three of those guys down totally by becoming a junkie… and for that, I've apologized a million times."
Crosby is due to release his new album For Free on July 23 through BMG. Today, the artist shared the album's title track with Sarah Jarosz — a cover of Joni Mitchell's original that appeared on her 1970 album Ladies of the Canyon — and "Rodriguez for a Night," which was written with his son, James Raymond and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen.
Watch the interview below.