Stephen Stills Says All The Eagles Wanted To Do Was Being Better Than CSNY


In a conversation with Billboard, the singer Stephen Stills recently revealed that the Eagles pursued to be better than Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

CSNY contributed to American culture and music with its harmonized vocals and political activism. After Neil Young joined, the group released the second studio album ‘Deja Vu‘ in 1970. While the album reached the top of the Billboard 200, singles like ‘Teach Your Children’ and ‘Our House’ became among the top 40 singles.

The band’s success continued with the second studio album and the first live album ‘4 Way Street,’ which came out in 1971. The record peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The music critics also counted it among the best albums to date.

The group packed over ten albums and many tours into its music career, which lasted more than 30 years. Although CSNY faced numerous hiatus and reunions throughout its tenure, the band gained a spot among the most influential groups for the upcoming musicians.

As Stephen Stills pointed out in a recent interview, the Eagles were one of them. According to Stills, the band pursued to come to a better place than CSNY in the music scene. The singer stated that the group succeeded in what they wanted as becoming better than them, especially in the music industry.

Stephen Stills said in his words:

“The Eagles, all they wanted to do was be better than us. And they did so in every category, particularly business. Nobody ever got inside the Eagles circle.”

As Stephen Stills revealed in the interview, the Eagles had an important place in the rock scene. They contributed to the rock industry with the albums like ‘Desperado’ and ‘On the Border.’ The group became among the best-selling bands in music history.