Published Mar 08, 2016It turns out that Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's house isn't a very, very, very fine house to live in anymore. After nearly 50 years together, co-founder Graham Nash has suggested the long-running folk and rock combo is no more, calling onetime bandmate David Crosby "just fucking awful."
An interview with Nash, in support of a forthcoming solo LP titled This Path Tonight, has the iconic songwriter explaining that he has no interest in performing in Crosby, Stills and Nash, or its "and Young" iteration with Neil Young. In his opinion, the project is done.
"Right now, I don't want anything to do with Crosby at all. It's just that simple," he told Dutch magazine Lust for Life [via Billboard]. "In my world there will never, ever be a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young record and there will never be another Crosby, Stills & Nash record or show."
Though the specifics are slim, it appears that there's a major rift between Nash and Crosby. Nash didn't reveal what exactly caused this, but alluded to his bandmate being "awful" to him over the past couple of years.
"I don't like David Crosby right now," Nash said. "He's been awful for me the last two years, just fucking awful. I've been there and saved his fucking ass for 45 years, and he treated me like shit. You can't do that to me. You can do it for a day or so, until I think you're going to come around. When it goes on longer, and I keep getting nasty emails from him, I'm done. Fuck you. David has ripped the heart out of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young."
Neil Young had previously distanced himself from Crosby. In 2014, following comments Crosby had made of Young's Daryl Hannah, calling her a "purely poisonous predator," Young said the relationship was no longer fixable. Crosby later apologized publicly.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's relationship has ebbed and flowed over the years. Formed in 1968 between Crosby, Stephen Stills and Nash, they issued their self-titled debut in 1969. Young hopped on board for 1970's Deja Vu.
The band has gone through various periods of inactivity, with their last full-length being 1999's Looking Forward. The four songwriters last performed together in 2013.
Nash's This Path Tonight sees release April 15. Stills will release a new album with the Rides, his project with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, on May 6.