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Neil Young Has Meltdown Over Joe Rogan’s Podcast, Demands Spotify Remove His Music


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Aging rocker Neil Young apparently just discovered Joe Rogan’s podcast on Spotify, and he isn’t very happy about it.

Young is demanding that Spotify either remove Rogan’s podcast due to “false information about vaccines,” or remove Young’s music.

That’s quite the ultimatum from a man who hasn’t been relevant in 40 years…

Something tells me Spotify will keep the guy who gets 200 million listeners every month.

Spoiler Alert: It’s not Neil Young.

Rolling Stone reports, with their obvious bias, on Young’s ultimatum to Spotify:

Neil Young posted a since-deleted letter to his management team and record label demanding that they remove his music from Spotify. “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” he wrote. “Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.”

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” he continued. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” Young is referencing the steady stream of misinformation about vaccines that Joe Rogan has peddled on The Joe Rogan Experience. Last month, 270 doctors, physicians, and science educators signed an open letter asking Spotify to stop spreading Rogan’s baseless claims.

The Daily Beast has more on Young’s meltdown:

Young’s manager, Frank Gironda, confirmed to The Daily Beast that the “Heart of Gold” singer had published the letter on Monday. “It’s something that’s really important to Neil,” Gironda said. “He’s very upset about this disinformation.”

Gironda explained that Young had sent him the letter, addressed to him and Tom Corson, a top executive at Warner Records. Gironda said he and the singer-songwriter had spoken about it. “We’re trying to figure this out right now,” he added.

The letter was posted to the Neil Young Archives on Monday afternoon, but the link was broken as of this writing. Gironda said he wasn’t sure about why the letter might be down.

Judging by the reaction on social media, I think Neil Young is drastically overestimating how much people care about his presence on Spotify:

I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don’t need him around anyhow.

(I couldn’t help myself)



 

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