The future of Crosby, Stills and Nash was thrown in doubt this weekend following comments Graham Nash made to a Dutch magazine where he declared that his days in CSN were likely over due to a rift with David Crosby. To make sure nothing was lost in translation, Nash also spoke to Billboard to confirm, saying, “In my world, there will never, ever be a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record and there will never be another Crosby, Stills and Nash record or show.
“Right now, I don’t want anything to do with Crosby at all. It’s just that simple,” Nash said, although he wouldn’t elaborate on why he’s upset with his longtime band mate. “I was letting Crosby be who he is. I let people play their hand in front of me, and I let him do it and then I make a decision.”
However, while talking to Dutch magazine Lust for Life, Nash held nothing back while slamming Crosby. In the interview, Nash blamed Crosby for first sparking a personal feud with Neil Young, which likely spelled the end of CSNY, and then behaving in a manner that made Nash question CSN’s future.
“I don’t like David Crosby right now. He’s been awful for me the last two years, just fucking awful,” Nash said. “I’ve been there and saved his fucking ass for 45 years, and he treated me like shit. You can’t do that to me. You can do it for a day or so, until I think you’re going to come around. When it goes on longer, and I keep getting nasty emails from him, I’m done. Fuck you. David has ripped the heart out of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.”
Crosby eventually apologized to Young for comments he made about the rocker and his girlfriend Daryl Hannah. “I was completely out of line,” Crosby said. “I have screwed up massively. Daryl Hannah never wound up in a Texas prison. I’m screwed up way worse than that girl. Where do I get off criticizing her? She’s making Neil happy. I love Neil and I want him happy.”
After Crosby’s initial comments, Young all but dismissed any chance of a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reunion. “We were together for a long time. We did some good work. Why should we get together and celebrate how great we were? What difference does it make?,” Young said. “It’s not for the audience. It’s not for money, either. When you play music, you have to come from a certain place to do it and everything has to be clear and you don’t want to disturb that. I like to keep the love there, and if the love isn’t there, you don’t want to do it.”
“How can I not be sad? Look at the music we probably lost,” Nash, who releases his solo LP This Path Tonight on April 15, told Billboard. “The truth is, after being totally immersed in me and David and Stephen and Neil’s music, I’m done. I’ve had 10 years of it. Leave me the fuck alone. I need to concentrate on me now.”