David Crosby Says He 'Pretty Much Destroyed' CSNY With His Drug Use


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David Crosby remains contrite about his part in lingering acrimony between himself and his former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young bandmates.

Crosby has not spoken to Graham Nash or Neil Young in some time, though he revealed to Howard Stern that he has reconciled on some level with Stephen Stills.

While he doesn't often think about the feud, Croz says he has no reason to think there will ever be a resolution to it. He drove a wedge between himself and his former bandmates, he admits, and now he just wishes the best for them in their lives.

"All of that drama stuff, man, it's just a pain in the butt and it doesn't make music," Crosby said. "...Really, truthfully, man, my head is in today. My head is in what I'm doing. ... I wish they would be happy.
"I'm not looking for them to absolve me of my idiocy. You understand, man, I let all three of those guys down, totally, by becoming a junkie. That's where I really did hurt them. Not just dissing their girlfriend or pissing them off. I actually did harm, and for that, you know, I've apologized a million times. And the best apology I could make was to beat [addiction] and come up and be useful again. So I'm fine."

Crosby clarified that while all the members of the band hurt each other "over and over and over again" his drug use "pretty much destroyed" the band. Even when he got sober and they put CSNY back together, the damage was apparent.

A coming documentary on CSN will be directed by Robert Zemeckis. There's thousands of hours of footage related to the band and Croz says he believes all three will sit for new interviews.

"I had a really good talk with the director," Crosby added. "Zemeckis is a very, very, very smart guy, and he understands that situation and the lay of the land quite well. And we'll see how it all plays out."

Crosby put out his own unflinching documentary, David Crosby: Remember My Name, in 2019. Prior to its release, the iconic singer-songwriter said the film was "honest enough to qualify as an apology" and that it didn't shy away from any of his famous failings.

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