Rocker David Crosby Blasts Bandmate Neil Young: ‘Most Self-Centered, Self-Obsessed, Selfish Person I Know’

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Rocker David Crosby still has a bone to pick with bandmate Neil Young nearly 60 years after they climbed the charts and pushed the counterculture together in folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young.

In a Thursday interview with the Guardian, Crosby lashed out even while admitting that Young may have a “genuine beef” with him. But he went on to slam Young as, “probably the most self-centered, self-obsessed, selfish person I know.

“He only thinks about Neil, period,” Crosby added. “That’s the only person he’ll consider. Ever!”

Stephen Stills, (L) Graham Nash (2nd L), David Crosby (2nd R) and Neil Young (R) perform live 24 January, 2000 for the first time since 1974 at the Palace of Auburn Hill, Michigan. The show is the first stop of the CSNY2000 tour. (JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

Pictured Clockwise From The Top Left, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash And David Crosby Of The Music Group Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young. (Getty Images)

Crosby did note that Young has “a genuine beef” with him because he once took a swipe at Young’s wife, actress Daryl Hannah. “I said I thought she was a predator. OK, he can be mad at me. That’s all right,” Crosby admitted.

The “Long Time Gone” singer also took a shot at British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, saying that he “Just changed from the guy I thought was my best friend to being a guy that is definitely my enemy, so I don’t see any future there at all.”

Crosby then noted that he simply no longer talks to Stephen Stills, even though he considers the Texas-born musician “the best guitar player, the best singer, and the best writer” of all of them.

Musicians David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash accept their BMI Icon Award onstage at the 54th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Regardless, Crosby described all their arguments as the “petty-assed bullshit that goes on between us as people.”

Crosby has never had any problem lashing out at anyone with whom he disagrees. The hardcore, leftist singer has also never shied from wishing ill upon his political opponents.

In July, for instance, Crosby insisted that media mogul Rupert Murdoch should be “taken out and shot.”

He also once said that Donald Trump and rocker Ted Nugent are a “pair of assholes,” later called Trump a “disgusting human being,” and said his fans who support Republicans are like a bad tooth ache.

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