Back in 2014, a year after Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, Young said the legendary folk-rock quartet would never tour again. It’s possible that he spoke too soon. Neil Young News points out a new MOJO interview in which Young acknowledges the interpersonal conflicts among group members while insisting he’s totally down for a reunion:
I think CSNY has every chance of getting together again. I’m not against it.
There’s been a lot of bad things happen among us, and a lot of things have to be settled. But that’s what brothers and families are all about. We’ll see what happens. I’m open. I don’t think I’m a major obstacle.
Young also weighed in on his old sparring partner Donald Trump, whom he describes as “water on the garden of activism,” expressing a level of optimism that seems potentially naive at this stage of the game:
There are a lot of things about him that I just can’t buy into. But we also know this guy really likes to be popular. What if a lot of people didn’t like what he was doing and told him? He’s already shown a strange ability to change course. You gotta look at it like he’s impressionable.
You can purchase this issue of MOJO here.
UPDATE: As Spin points out, David Crosby responded to Young’s comments when asked on Twitter over the weekend, remarking that a reunion is “Fine with me.” A day earlier, when asked his honest opinion about Young, Crosby wrote, “Hugely talented guy.”
Fine with me https://t.co/vKAaKYxWJE
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) January 29, 2017
Hugely talented guy https://t.co/Z6n0k4tau5
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) January 28, 2017
Getting Graham Nash on board might be a different story, given that Nash was last seen telling Crosby, “Fuck you. I’m done.“