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Rand Paul praises removal of Neil Young songs from Spotify: ‘Seeya’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday celebrated Spotify’s decision to remove Neil Young’s music from its library after the musician refused to share the streaming platform with podcaster Joe Rogan.

Earlier Wednesday, Spotify announced it would be dropping Young’s music after he accused the platform of “spreading fake information about vaccines” by streaming podcaster Joe Rogan’s episodes, in which he and guests make dubious comments about coronavirus vaccines.

“They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young said in a letter about Spotify earlier this week.

Paul took to Twitter later on Wednesday to commend Spotify for siding with Rogan, changing the words to Young’s song “”My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)” to mock the musician.

“Bye Bye, Hey Hey, Neil Young is gone today. It’s better to boycott than to just obey. Bye Bye, Hey Hey,” Paul wrote, adding, “Seeya @Neilyoung.”

He continued, calling Young’s “Ohio,” an anthem written in the aftermath of the Kent State massacre, “one of the greatest protest songs of all time” before standing in solidarity with Rogan.

“Free speech is kinda important also,” he wrote.
 
Spotify lamented Young’s ultimatum in a statement to The Hill following its decision.
 
“We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon,” a Spotify spokesperson said.
 
–Updated on Jan. 27 at 9:54 a.m.
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