Neil Young Says He’ll Never Tour With Crosby, Stills and Nash Again
“CSNY will never tour again, ever,” Young is quoted as saying during the first of two sold-out solo shows at the Academy of Music. He had been discussing a guitar, “given to me by my good friend Stephen Stills” before making this history-making pronouncement — and then quickly adding, “I love those guys.”
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young stormed to the top of the album charts in 1970 with ‘Deja Vu,’ a recording that spawned a trio of Top 40 singles. CSNY then quickly scattered for solo projects, before trying to record a follow-up — and failing — several different times over the years. It would be 1988, with ‘American Dream,’ before Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young issued a second full-length recording. Another decade would then pass before the arrival of a third album, ‘Looking Forward.’ Among the quartet’s most recent one-off appearances was a memorable stop at Young’s 2013 Bridge School benefit.
Young certainly has enough on his plate, with or without a CSNY tour. In November, he’ll issue two editions of his latest solo album, ‘Storytone‘: one a solo version and the other with an orchestra. Young is releasing his second book, the car-focused ‘Special Deluxe,’ this month, too. He’s also in the midst of a surprising split with his longtime wife.