Graham Nash: The Future Of CSN? Fuhgeddabouddit, Most Likely
If you’ve been hoping for some new material from Crosby, Stills and Nash, you might want to abandon all hope. According to comments Graham Nash made to magazine hacks over there in Holland, his days with the band are probably over, thanks to a clash ’em up he’s been having with David Crosby. Just to make sure everyone got the message, Nash talked to Billboard scribes as well, saying, “In my world, there will never, ever be a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record, and there will never be another Crosby, Stills and Nash record or show. Right now, I don’t want anything to do with Crosby at all. It’s just that simple,” Nash said, without going into further detail as to why he’s less than impressed with his ex-band pal. “I was letting Crosby be who he is. I let people play their hand in front of me, and I let him do it and then I make a decision.”
On the other hand, while he was having his chinwag with Dutch periodical Lust For Life, he let loose considerably more. First, he shaded Crosby for touching off a nasty personal feud with Neil Young, which probably killed CSNY, and then acting in such a way as to make Nash wonder about CSNY’s future, or lack thereof.
“I don’t like David Crosby right now. He’s been awful for me the last two years, just f*****g awful,” Nash said. “I’ve been there and saved his f*****g ass for 45 years, and he treated me like s**t. 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. F**k you. David has ripped the heart out of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.”
Eventually, Crosby apologized to Young for shade he had thrown on him and his girlfriend Daryl Hannah. “I was completely out of line,” Crosby said. “I have screwed up massively. Daryl Hannah never wound up in a Texas prison. I’m screwed up way worse than that girl. Where do I get off criticizing her? She’s making Neil happy. I love Neil and I want him happy.”
Following Crosby’s initial tirade, Young pretty much wrote off any possibility of a CSNY reunion, saying, “We were together for a long time. We did some good work. Why should we get together and celebrate how great we were? What difference does it make? It’s not for the audience. It’s not for money, either. When you play music, you have to come from a certain place to do it and everything has to be clear and you don’t want to disturb that. I like to keep the love there, and if the love isn’t there, you don’t want to do it.”
As for Graham Nash, whose new album This Path Tonight is coming Friday April 15, he seems sad. “How can I not be sad? Look at the music we probably lost. The truth is, after being totally immersed in me and David and Stephen and Neil’s music, I’m done. I’ve had 10 years of it. Leave me the f**k alone. I need to concentrate on me now.”