Nash to Crosby: 'Leave me the fuck alone'
Graham Nash has delivered a scathing attack against his Crosby Stills & Nash collaborator David Crosby, claiming that Crosby has “ripped the heart out” of the group .
Folk supergroup Crosby Stills & Nash – sometimes Crosby Stills, Nash & Young with the addition of Neil Young – have been active since forming in 1968, but haven’t released a studio album since 1999’s ‘Looking Forward’. They last performed live together in 2014.
However, Nash has now given an interview to Dutch magazine Lust For Life in which he criticises Crosby and explains the breakdown in their relationship.
“I don’t like David Crosby right now,” Nash is quoted as saying. “He’s been awful for me the last two years, just fucking awful. I’ve been there and saved his fucking ass for 45 years, and he treated me like shit. You can’t do that to me. You can do it for a day or so, until I think you’re going to come around. When it goes on longer, and I keep getting nasty emails from him, I’m done.”
Nash continued: “Fuck you. David has ripped the heart out of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young… How can I not be sad? Look at the music we probably lost. How can I not be sad about that? The truth is, after being totally immersed in me and David and Stephen and Neil’s music, I’m done. I’ve had 10 years of it. Leave me the fuck alone. I need to concentrate on me now.”
Nash also told Billboard that “there will never be another Crosby, Stills & Nash record or show”, adding: “Right now, I don’t want anything to do with Crosby at all. It’s just that simple… I was letting Crosby be who he is. I let people play their hand in front of me, and I let him do it and then I make a decision.”
Crosby recently angered Neil Young after he labelled the musician’s girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah, a “purely poisonous predator”. He later apologised for his comments.