Sunday, July 21, 2024

Exclusive: Crosby, Stills, Nash AND Young Considering Reunion Tour Despite Public Differences


“Money,” Cyndi Lauper sings, “money changes everything.”

Indeed. So I hear that Crosby, Stills, Nash, AND Neil Young– all of whom hate each other and have publicly slagged one another off– are considering a mega reunion tour.

That’s right. It’s Deja Vu all over again. Why, why, why? Our House is not a very happy house. Nash and Young have been hobbled financially by massive divorce settlements. They each parted from 30 year- plus marriages in the last couple of years.

Plus Neil has that whole Pono disaster. He’s had to have lost a ton on manufacturing a portable music player no one wanted, and looks like a Toblerone candy bar. The PonoMusic site still says “Under Construction.” Meantime, Neil’s campaign for uncompressed streaming and downloading has already been realized by, Tidal, and even Spotify is jumping in.

When would this tour take place? It could be early this summer, but my guess is beginning after Labor Day. Stills has dates booked with ex flame Judy Collins for August. Plus, if they get this right, CSNY could be part of the next Desert Trip at Coachella come October. (Remember, you read that here first.)

They will have to get over all the nasty things they’ve said about each other. But, you know, for the right price, they can have that magic wand from “Men in Black” erase all that. Plenty of acts have toured without speaking to each other off stage. (See: The Police, Simon & Garfunkel, and so on.)

And think of the ancillaries: live album, some kind of video special, pay-for-view, etc. This is the year to do it, too. No one’s getting any younger.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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