David Crosby says former bandmate Neil Young is the “most selfish person” he knows

"I don’t want to talk to him. I’m not happy with him at all"

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David Crosby has labelled Neil Young as the “most selfish person” he knows in a scathing new interview.

According to Crosby, the former Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young bandmates are being kept apart by some “petty-assed bullshit”.

He told The Guardian: “Neil has got a genuine beef. I did say something bad about his girlfriend [Daryl Hannah]. I said I thought she was a predator. OK, he can be mad at me. That’s all right.”


Despite admitting his mistake, Crosby went on to call Young “probably the most self-centred, self-obsessed, selfish person I know. He only thinks about Neil, period. That’s the only person he’ll consider…”

“We haven’t talked for a couple of years,” he added. “And I’m not going to talk to him. I don’t want to talk to him. I’m not happy with him at all. To me, that’s all ancient history, man.”

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Neil Young performs live in London. Credit: Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images

Elsewhere in the same interview, Crosby hit out at Graham Nash, saying: “Graham just changed from the guy I thought was my best friend to being a guy that is definitely my enemy, so I don’t see any future there at all.”

Meanwhile, Young has criticised hosting live shows during the pandemic, and called on big promoters to cancel their planned concerts.

In a new blog post on his official website, Young labelled COVID-era gigs as “super-spreader events” and said “the big promoters are responsible” for any rise in cases that come from live shows.

“The big promoters, if they had the awareness, could stop these shows,” Young wrote in the blog post. “Live Nation, AEG, and the other big promoters could shut this down if they could just forget about making money for a while.”


Crosby released new album For Free back in July of this year. In a 8/10 review of the album, Uncut wrote: “It’s a commanding performance bringing down the curtain on a set of songs that, in the space of an economical 40 minutes, crystallise everything that makes Crosby such an alluring, vital and still relevant force.”

Originally published on NME

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