David Crosby Shares His Final Task Before Dying

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s David Crosby recently joined an interview with a journalism class at Golden High School in Golden, Colorado, and said he wants to crank out all the music he possibly can before dying.

David Crosby’s musical journey has been a pretty productive and long one. Although his greatest fame and most enormous success came with Crosby, Stills & Nash, the band members parted their ways soon and continued with their solo careers. Crosby stepped into his solo journey with the release of his debut album, ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name,‘ in 1971.

He has remained quite busy with his solo career, especially since 2014. He put five albums in seven years. After ‘Croz,’ released in 2014, the singer also produced 2016’s ‘Lighthouse,’ ‘Sky Trails’ in 2017, 2018’s ‘Here If You Listen,’ and lastly, his eighth studio album, ‘For Free,’ in 2021. During the interview, a student from the class asked why he has been so prolific in recording in recent years.

Crosby explained that it is a very age-related issue. He knows he will die pretty soon, so he wants to produce as much as possible before that happens. The 80-year-old musician stated that he wants to leave behind good albums before dying, so he works hard to crank out all the music in his pocket and present it to the audience. Crosby also revealed that his new album is also on the way.

Speaking on his final task before dying, David Crosby said:

“I’ve been making records at a startling rate. I’ve made five albums in six, seven years. It’s an absurd rate to be cranking albums out. The reason being is that I’m going to die. I mean, everybody dies. I’m sure someone told you.

And I want to crank out all the music I possibly can before I do. Now I’m 80 years old, so I’m going to die fairly soon. That’s how that works. And so I’m trying really hard to crank out as much music as I possibly can, as long as it’s really good. I have another one already in the can waiting.”

During the same interview, the singer also revealed that his days of touring are over now because he is too old to do it. The rocker gave his last concert in 2019 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Although he has made some guest appearances since then, he won’t be touring anymore.