David Crosby says Neil Young 'doesn't really do politics, he does Neil'

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A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reconciliation is seeming "Helpless."

David Crosby revealed in a new interview with The Guardian published Thursday that Stephen Stills is the only bandmate from the folk rock supergroup that he is still in touch with. And the singer-songwriter slammed former members Graham Nash and Neil Young, saying he doesn't "see any future" with them at all.

"The petty (expletive) that goes on between us as people … Neil has got a genuine beef," he told the outlet, admitting he said something negative about Young's wife Daryl Hannah. "OK, he can be mad at me. That’s all right."

As for Nash, Crosby said, "Graham just changed from the guy I thought was my best friend to being a guy that is definitely my enemy."

David Crosby attends the Maltin Modern Master Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif.
David Crosby attends the Maltin Modern Master Award ceremony at the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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The 80-year-old crooner dug deeper when it comes to Young, who unlike Stills and Nash, he wasn't in agreement with politically, he said.

"I’m a very liberal guy and a modern thinker in terms of politics. Neil doesn’t really do politics. He does Neil."

He added: "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!"

Young, 75, made waves last year when he posted a lawsuit against Donald Trump's campaign to his Archives site, claiming it was copyright infringement for the former president and his campaign to play “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk” at rallies and political events. Young later decided not to pursue legal action, but didn't mince words in a scathing open letter to Trump in February 2020.

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"You are a disgrace to my country," Young wrote, criticizing Trump about climate change.

"Your mindless destruction of our shared natural resources, our environment and our relationships with friends around the world is unforgivable," he wrote.

Crosby is an original member of the Crosby, Stills & Nash band which formed in 1968 and was joined by Young the following year.

The band has been off-and-on for years as both CSN and CSNY. The trio last toured in 2015 and the last concert with all four members was in 2013. All have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – CSN as a group and Young as a solo artist.

Crosby released his eighth solo album, "For Free," in July, talking openly in an interview at the time about his relationship with some of his former bandmates.

"Graham and I just don’t like each other anymore," he told USA TODAY at the time. "Human beings do not grow on parallel paths – we’re always getting closer or farther away. The reason we can’t play together isn’t what people think it is, but I can’t tell you what it is. I’m not worried about it. I’m busy as hell."

Contributing: Charles Trepany, Melissa Ruggieri, Jennifer McClellan

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: David Crosby, Neil Young beef continues: 'He only thinks about Neil'