Neil Young Refuses To “Close The Door” On A Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Reunion
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 11/03/91 at the Golden Gate Park - neilyoungchannel / Youtube
Ever the optimist, folk-rocker Neil Young isn’t closing the doors for an opportunity to have a CSNY reunion despite the fact that there seems to be a vial of bad blood between him and David Crosby, who also happened to upset the other members as well. Young said a reunion would be a surprise if it ever happened.
“Crosby should write an introspective book: Why People Won’t Talk to Me Anymore. He made a lot of great music for a long time. I don’t know what happened with David. I got nothing to say. I love Stephen. I love Graham… If a reunion happens, it would be a surprise. I won’t close the door on anything. I can hold a grudge with the best of them but only if there’s a reason for it,” Young shared in an interview with AARP.
Young is a bit busy on the studio side of things as well, dismissing any hopes of a supporting tour for his new album with Crazy Horse, Colorado. “If I decide to go on the road, I’d like to do a democracy tour next year with different people that keep changing,” he said. “Not right or left. Democracy is not you on this side and me on that side just to see who wins,” Young said.
The 73-year old rocker also said his physical condition was ready for the road anytime, thanking his wife Daryl Hannah for his progress, “I’m trying to take care of myself. Daryl’s a big help. She’s very health-oriented, which I never have been. Now I’m walking, swimming. Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll be stand-up paddling. I lost between 30 and 35 pounds in six months. Nice that I don’t have to carry that around anymore,” he shared.
Young also revealed how he turned down a big amount of money when he was requested to tour with the Harvest album played in full, due to the deaths of Kenny Buttrey, Jack Nitzsche, Ben Kieth, and Tim Drummond, saying, “Everyone who played on Harvest is dead. I don’t want to do that.”