Cancellation led to 150 job losses, says singer/guitarist
Stephen Stills has spoken about the aborted Buffalo Springfield reunion, which was planned for 2012 but cancelled when Neil Young decided to work on new projects with his band Crazy Horse instead – including the new ‘Psychedelic Pill’ album.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Stills reveals the effect of Young’s change of heart, saying:
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.
Young has spoken about his reasons for cancelling the reunion, which began in 2010 at his annual Bridge School Benefit concert and ran to a total of seven shows. “I’d be on a tour of my past for the rest of fucking time,” he said in June. “I have to be able to move forward. I can’t be relegated. I did enough of it for right then.”
Stills’ response? “When Neil is involved you anything you need a seatbelt.” He added, “Working with Neil is a privilege, not a right.” He added that he did not think Buffalo Springfield would tour again. Last month, Young suggested that the group may one day record another album, saying, “Two of the guys are no longer with us, so it’s difficult, but we’re yet to do something that …you never know. It just seemed like it never reached its potential.”