Crosby, Stills & Nash Leaves Spotify After Criticizing Joe Rogan’s “Dangerous” Podcast!
Five months after removing their music from Spotify in opposition to Joe Rogan, the folk-rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash has done so again, and Rogan’s wildly popular podcast is still going strong.
According to a report, Crosby, Stills & Nash’s songs returned to Spotify on Saturday with the band donating the revenues to COVID-19 charity for at least a month.
At the height of the media-indulged ethical hysteria over Rogan’s and certain visitors’ remarks about COVID-19, the group denounced Rogan’s program in February.
Rocker Neil Young spearheaded the withdrawal from Spotify, which was followed by a small group of other musicians, including Joni Mitchell, in an effort to put pressure on Spotify officials to deplatforming Rogan.
In a joint statement published on their official Twitter account in February, Crosby, Stills & Nash said, “We support Neil and we agree with him that there is hazardous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan show.”
Although we always exchange opinions, willfully disseminating false information during this worldwide pandemic has terrible repercussions,” they said. “We don’t want our music, or the music we made together, to remain on the same platform until actual action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with capitalism,” the band states.
Although company CEO Daniel Ek promised $100 million to boycott efforts after old videos of Rogan using the n-word conveniently reappeared at the same time as the campaign, it was unsuccessful in getting Rogan to leave Spotify. The n-word was previously used by Rogan, but it was never in a pejorative context.