David Crosby has apologised to Neil Young for calling his girlfriend, Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah, a “purely poisonous predator”.
Appearing on the Howard Stern Show yesterday (May 18), Crosby retracted comments he made last September in an interview with Idaho Statesman, offering a heartfelt apology to his ex-bandmate.
“I was completely out of line,” Rolling Stone reports he said. “I’m screwed up way worse than that girl. Where do I get off criticising her? She’s making Neil happy. I love Neil and I want him happy.”
He added: “Daryl, if you’re out there, I apologise. Where do I get off criticising you? There are people I can criticise: politicians, pond scum. Not other artists that have gone through a hard life, same as me. She hasn’t had it easy either.”
Crosby also revealed that Young had contacted him after the comments’ publication. “He wanted me to print a retraction,” he said. “I said, ‘I don’t know about that.’ The first thing that I did was apologise right away. I said, ‘Neil, I shouldn’t have shot my mouth off. I’m sorry.'”
Last October, Neil Young told Howard Stern that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young would never reunite: “We were together for a long time. We did some good work. Why should we get together and celebrate how great we were? What difference does it make?,” Young said.
He added: “It’s not for the audience. It’s not for money, either. When you play music, you have to come from a certain place to do it and everything has to be clear and you don’t want to disturb that. I like to keep the love there, and if the love isn’t there, you don’t want to do it.”