Neil Young posted an open letter on his website ordering his management and record label to remove all of his music from Spotify. The letter, Pitchfork looked at but was no longer hosted Young’s site, directed by Young’s manager Frank Gironda and co-chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Bros. Tom Corson. Young accused the streaming platform of “spreading fake information about vaccines – which could lead to the deaths of those who believe the disinformation they are spreading.” “They can [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not the same, ”he wrote, referring to the Spotify podcast The Experience of Joe Rogan, which has been criticized by doctors for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. Pitchfork reached out to representatives for Young and Spotify for comment.
Last year, Young released two new live albums with accompanying concert films: 1971’s Young Shakespeare and 1990’s Way Down to the Rust Bucket. Later that summer, he withdrew from Farm Aid 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns. In December, he released a new album called Crazy Horse StorehouSe.
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