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Crosby and Stills follow Nash and Young off Spotify

Neil Young’s longtime bandmates are backing him up in his battle with Spotify over Joe Rogan’s podcast and COVID-19 misinformation, saying they’re pulling their music from the streaming service until “real action is taken.”

“We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast,” a statement signed by David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash posted Wednesday on Twitter said.

“While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences,” the three men — who first performed with Young in their eponymous supergroup in 1968 — said.

“Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music — or the music we made together — to be on the same platform,” the “Our House” rockers said.

The move by the musicians is the latest in an ongoing saga facing the streaming giant. Earlier this month, 76-year-old Young issued an ultimatum to Spotify in an open letter, saying it could not provide a platform to both him and Rogan because of pandemic-related misinformation on his podcast.

Nash had separately announced he was taking his music off of Spotify on Tuesday.

A Spotify spokesperson didn’t immediately return ITK’s request for comment on Wednesday.

Spotify said on Sunday that it would add a content advisory to podcasts that feature discussions about the coronavirus. Rogan also vowed Sunday to work on balancing “controversial viewpoints” on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

Several musical artists have joined Young’s effort and had their work removed from Spotify, including Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren and India Arie.

Tags Coronavirus coronavirus misinformation coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 misinformation Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young David Crosby Disinformation graham nash Joe Rogan misinformation Neil Young Spotify stephen stills The Joe Rogan Experience
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