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Flashback: CSNY Briefly Make Peace at the 2013 Bridge School Benefit

Watch a performance of “Long May You Run” from what could be the last waltz for CSNY

Neil Young’s been known to change his mind, but as of now he says he is never, ever getting back together with Crosby, Stills and Nash. He’s so mad at David Crosby, most likely over recent comments he made to an Idaho newspaper, he tried to avoid saying his name during an appearance on Howard Stern this morning. For his part, Crosby told a fan on Twitter that he has “no regrets.”

If Young’s decision stands, it will mean that CSNY’s performance at last year’s Bridge School Benefit could be their last. It was the first time they played together since a 2007 Ahmet Ertegun tribute show in New York. Their nine-song set skipped many of their biggest hits in favor of cuts like “Don’t Want Lies,” CSN tracks like “Just a Song Before I Go” and, somewhat ironically, the Stills-Young Band classic “Long May You Run.”

The set wrapped up with an all-star rendition of “Teach Your Children.” It was one of the biggest radio hits of CSNY’s short career, though it could have been credited to “Crosby, Stills, Nash and Garcia.” Neil Young didn’t actually play on it, though he watched from the control room while Jerry Garcia laid down his famous steel guitar part. “I remember that every time I hear that song, which is one of CSNY’s greatest,” Young wrote in his 2012 book Waging Heavy Peace. “I am proud to have my name on it, although I didn’t play or sing a note.”

Neil Young and CSN are both on the bill for an upcoming MusiCares tribute show to Bob Dylan next February, and Crosby has indicated that CSN’s never-ending tour will continue into 2015. “So far it looks as if CSN will becoming back to U.K. and E.U. next year for a real tour,” he Tweeted the other day. “Keep your fingers crossed.”


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