Neil Young was a guest today on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show. The legendary songwriter spoke on a variety of topics over the course of the 75-minute long interview, including his relationship with David Crosby, playing Woodstock, the legacy of Buffalo Springfield, his PONO music service, and issues relating to the environment.
Stern specifically asked about Young’s recent proclamation that Crosby Stills Nash & Young would never tour again. Young reaffirmed his stance, saying a reunion will “never happen … never in a million years.” His main point of contention deals with Crosby, but when Stern pressed for specifics, Young remained coy. “Playing with Stills and Nash was really great,” he quipped, adding, “I wish [Crosby] the best with his life. There’s love there, there’s just nothing else there.” He said at one point their relationship was fixable, but not anymore.
Young digressed further, saying, “We’ve been together for a long time. We did a lot of great work. Why should we get back together and celebrate how great we were? What difference does it make? It’s not for the audience, it’s not for money either.”
Stern also asked Young about his experience playing Woodstock and why he refused to appear in the subsequent film. “I didn’t like the fucking cameras, they didn’t have to be on stage,” he replied. “They’re cameras, ‘Hello! Use your zoom, dickhead!” Asked if he regretted the decision all these years later, Young responded, “Who cares? It doesn’t matter, I was there, I saw it. Who gives a shit? I couldn’t care less.”
Listen to the full interview.