If David Crosby had his way, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young would get back together.
Crosby’s new documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. CSNY is once again not on speaking terms, but when asked by The Wrap what he would say to Graham Nash, Crosby said, “I’d probably tell him I love him. It’s the highest of the emotions I feel about them. It’s the best I’ve got.”
When it comes to CSNY working together again, Crosby says, “I want to work with all four of us…About once an hour, I get a tweet from somebody saying, ‘Will you guys quit squabbling, get together and do your job? You’re the voice of our generation, and we need you to speak up now’…I’ll get ten of those today. I promise you I will, and they’re right. Those people are right…Our job is town crier and things are not so god damn good.”
Crosby made mention that, “All four of us in that band have been horrible to each other many times, many times…If I had a chance to talk to him [Nash] I’d sit down and say: ‘I haven’t changed, I’m the same f*ck up you started with in the first place. Here I am. I’m trying to be a decent guy. And if you want to make some music, I’d love to.’”
He also said, “I have no beef with those guys at all. I know they are imperfect, too. I’ll take more blame than anybody for being a sh*thead to my friends in that group. I did the worst thing to them than any of us did to each other. I turned into a junkie. I let them down. That’s a real one. That’s not calling somebody’s girlfriend something.”
That last sentence was a reference to Crosby calling Daryl Hannah, who’s now the wife of Neil Young, a “purely poisonous predator” back in 2014. Crosby has since apologized.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.