Crosby, Still, Nash and Young may well be finished says co-founding member Graham Nash. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer paints a dismal picture in regards to the future of the highly volatile 60s rock supergroup in the new edition of Uncut magazine.
According to an update posted Nov. 29 at Uncut’s official Twitter account, the ex-Hollie made the comment in response to CSNY bandmate Neil Young’s reaction to his recently released memoir “Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.” In the autobiography, published Sept. 9 by Three Rivers Press, Nash paints Young as a gifted but tyrannical “l’enfant terrible.”
Nash’s negative appraisal of CSNY’s future is also based on the recent war of words between Young and fellow CSNY co-founder David Crosby. Crosby recently commented on the media stir surrounding Young’s impending divorce from wife of 37-years Pegi. On the heels of news leaking that Young was dating actress Daryl Hannah, Crosby referred to the “Kill Bill” star as “a purely poisonous predator.” Young reacted by saying CSNY would not tour again “ever,” prompting Crosby to tweet that Young was “very angry” at him and that CSNY reuniting for a possible future tour was “not going to happen.”
“Will there be any more CSNY? Right now, it looks pretty bleak,” Nash tells Uncut. “Neil is a little upset with me because of my book, ‘Wild Tales.” And he’s obviously upset with David (Crosby).”
Notorious for band infighting over the years, Nash and Crosby along with bandmate Stephen Stills tour together fairly regularly as CSN, but rarely hit the road in their configuration with Young. CSNY have not performed together since their brief reunion in 2013 at Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert and have not toured as a quartet since 2006.
CSNY buried the hatchet long enough to collaborate on releasing a live album over the summer titled CSNY 74.
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Did you know? Crosby, Still, Nash and Young have not recorded a studio album together since 1999’s Looking Forward.