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David Crosby hopeful for a CSNY reunion

Photo by David Warner Ellis/Redferns/Getty Images
Photo by David Warner Ellis/Redferns/Getty Images

David Crosby is hoping that the new documentary on him, Remember My Name, helps mend fences with his former bandmates Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young.

In a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, Crosby admits, “One of them hating my guts could be an accident.” The nearly-78-year-old Crosby explained that he’s not interested in entering into a “walking therapy session” with them, but does want them to see that he’s a “good guy” and doing the “right thing (by) making music, as fast and as best as he can.”

Regarding the long-shot of a CSNY reunion, Crosby said, “I don’t really care how it goes down. I care about this: There is a job that we do. CSNY does a really good job as a town crier. We were better at it than anybody. And now is a real good time for that job. I get that probably 10 times a day on Twitter. ‘Will you guys quit squabbling and do your gig? Because we need you now. You are our voice.’ OK. I agree.” When asked how it’s going to happen, Crosby admitted: “I don’t think it is.”

Crosby was asked during the filming of the documentary, why he doesn’t just walk up to Neil Young’s doorstep and hash things out. Crosby explained, “You don’t just walk up on Neil. That’s not gonna work. I’ve known him 40 (sic) years. That’s not how to do it.”

Crosby, like Graham Nash, remains a slave to the road — mainly due to finances — admitting he has no savings. He says life on tour is tough these days: “I hurt a lot. My body is falling apart. And so that part is really hard. It’s really hard to go out on the road. You try being 77. You’d be tired too, honey! You’d be some serious tired. You wait and see. It beats you up. You don’t have stamina. I walk two blocks, I’m beat. I used to be able to walk 10 miles.”

Decades ago, David Crosby and Graham Nash tried to hip their then-record company to the importance of embracing the digital age for the sake of its artists and watched the conglomerate turn a deaf ear to their pleas. Today, Crosby is still battling for the music saying, “I don’t cut Spotify any slack. They’re thieves. They’re stealing from me. It’s not right, and I can’t shut my mouth about it. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be a pissant about anything, but that’s a real wrong that’s being done. It’s as if you worked for three weeks and they paid you a nickel. You’d be pissed.”

David Crosby tour dates (subject to change):

August 11 – New York, NY – Damrosch Park
August 13 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre
August 15 – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson Center
August 16 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House
August 18 – Schwenksville, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 20 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
August 22 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center
August 24 – Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chautauqua
August 25 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre
August 27 – Bismarck, ND – Belle Mehus Auditorium
August 29 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
August 31 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
September 1 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
September 3 – Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre
September 4 – Redwood City, CA – Fox Forum
September 6 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
September 8 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
September 10 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
September 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
September 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Red Rock Casino and Spa
September 17 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre