Neil Young is busy enough lately with a new album and another memoir on the horizon, but at an October 8th concert in Philadelphia, when asked by an audience member if he’d reunite with Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Storytone rocker responded frankly, “CSNY will never tour again, ever… but I love Stephen Stills.” CSNY last performed together in 2013 at Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert, but since then there have been no plans for the quartet to hit the road.
When Young’s comments made their way back to David Crosby, the CSNY singer tweeted Friday night, “I hear Neil said ‘there will never be any more CSNY shows’ that’s like saying there are mountains in Tibet we know Neil ….we already knew.” When a fan asked Crosby why Young ruled out a CSNY reunion, Crosby responded, “He is very angry with me…” Crosby also confirmed Young’s comments by saying, “believe me… not going to happen” to a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reunion.
When another of Crosby’s followers remarked how Young’s guitar-playing was irreplaceable, Croz tweeted some more shade, “I know at least 20 better guitar players than Neil. 3 in Snarky Puppy alone ..Hendrix , Stevie ray, get a grip.” Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have yet to respond to Young’s CSNY comments. In an interview with Rolling Stone last year prior to the Bridge School Benefit, Crosby expressed doubts about CSNY going on another full-scale tour.
“I love working with Neil. He really does push the envelope. He makes fantastic music. I feel really good working with him. We’re an interesting bunch because we have such a wide palette of colors,” Crosby said. “All four of us are really good writers and, more importantly, completely different from each other. It gives you a palette to work with that’s incredible. Between us we got 900 songs . . . But as far as another tour, I don’t know. You know who it’s up to.”