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Stephen Stills Frustrated With Neil Young Over Buffalo Springfield Tour Cancellation

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The inability of Neil Young to stay committed to a musical idea has been part of his charm throughout his career, but to his infrequent bandmate Stephen Stills it’s maddening. In a new interview, Stills opens up about the damage Young did by walking away from the Buffalo Springfield reunion tour that was scheduled to take place in 2012.

“We were supposed to work for most of the summer,” Stills told Rolling Stone. “It left me in a lurch for three quarters and ruined my financial planning. Also, 150 people got laid off that were supposed to work on the tour.”

After a few successful gigs in 2010 and 2011, Buffalo Springfield were expected to play 30 shows this year. However, Young decided to take his ball and go home — or rather, record two albums and tour with Crazy Horse — by putting the kibosh on those plans. Fortunately for Stills, his old pals David Crosby and Graham Nash were around to tour with him.

“We didn’t go [to] all that trouble for seven shows,” Stills continued. “That’s what impetuosity will do for you. You can’t go off half-cocked . . . When Neil is involved you anything you need a seatbelt.”

Young’s actions should hardly be surprising to Stills. In 1976, the two were touring behind the Stills-Young Band’s ‘Long May You Run’ album when Young, without warning, left the tour. Stills found out when he received a telegram backstage that read, “Dear Stephen, funny how things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach. Neil.”

At the moment, Stills does not believe he will ever tour with Young again.

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