David Crosby Corrects His Comments On Neil Young’s ‘Selfishness’
CSNY’s David Crosby has elaborated his remarks on Neil Young’s selfishness in a recent tweet.
The folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash consisted of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. Back in their early days, they needed a keyboardist, and with Ahmet Ertegun’s suggestion, they recruited Neil Young as the fourth member. The band became Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and started touring and performing together.
The band dissolved frequently and took long breaks during their career due to internal conflicts. Nevertheless, since the 1999’s ‘Looking Forward’ album, CSNY has remained inactive in the music scene. Today, the band members are in a tumultuous relationship with Crosby, and they rarely talk with him due to Crosby’s controversial remarks about them.
For instance, David once said that Neil Young left his wife for his girlfriend Darryl Hannah, and he called her a ‘purely poisonous predator.’ To make things worse, Crosby recently made another comment on Neil Young and described him as selfish.
Speaking to The Guardian, David Crosby talked about Neil Young and shared his thoughts on Young’s character. David stated that he is a liberal and modern thinker when it comes to politics, unlike Young. Crosby then went on to say Neil is the most self-obsessed and selfish person he knows. Following that, he claimed Neil Young only thinks about himself.
David Crosby told The Guardian that:
“I’m a very liberal guy and a modern thinker in terms of politics. Neil doesn’t really do politics. He does Neil. He’s probably the most self-centered, self-obsessed, selfish person I know. He only thinks about Neil, period. That’s the only person he’ll consider. Ever!”
However, following his remarks, Crosby denied that he called Young ‘selfish.’ In his recent tweet, the musician claimed that he said Young was self-centered, not selfish. He then said Neil has always does his best to help other people, so calling him selfish does not fit.
David Crosby’s tweet read:
“I’m pretty sure I said Neil was self-centered… not selfish. He has done lots of benefits to help other people, Farm Aid notably. So selfish doesn’t fit. Self-centered… sure. Ask anyone who knows him.”
You can check out Crosby’s tweet below.
I’m pretty sure I said Neil was self centered …not selfish …he has done lots of benefits to help other people …Farm Aid notably …so selfish doesn’t fit …..self centered ..sure …ask anyone who knows him
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) September 4, 2021