Neil Young Tells Spotify It’s Either Him or Joe Rogan – Opinion


In an indication of unshakable convictions and immovable adherence to ideas … or not, Neil Younger has deleted an open letter posted Monday to his web site demanding his assorted representatives on his behalf demand Spotify take away his music from its streaming service. The given purpose? Joe Rogan.



“I’m doing this as a result of Spotify is spreading faux details about vaccines – doubtlessly inflicting loss of life to those that imagine the disinformation being unfold by them,” he wrote. “Please act on this instantly at this time and preserve me knowledgeable of the time schedule.”


“I need you to let Spotify know instantly TODAY that I need all my music off their platform,” he continued. “They’ll have [Joe] Rogan or Younger. Not each.”



For the report, Younger’s music remains to be on Spotify.


Accusing Rogan of being podcasting’s Dr. Demise is nothing new. Fellow Opinion writers have already lined the current “270 medical doctors” story that falls aside below even cursory scrutiny. Final yr, Rogan shredded CNN for spreading faux information relating to his physician-prescribed COVID remedy. Regardless of media’s finest efforts to whip up anti-Rogan hysteria, he stays inconceivable to cancel.


Younger, nonetheless, needn’t fear about being canceled as there may be presently nothing to cancel. His newest album Barn, launched in December, was on the album charts for a whopping two weeks, by no means going larger than #66. If he desires a purpose to tug his music off of Spotify, a streaming service he despises, a much better purpose can be the pathetic pittance it pays whereas Younger is handsomely protecting the lease with listeners paying him on to stream his music.


In fact one would by no means be so crass as to counsel Younger is perhaps doing all this as a publicity ploy. Perish the thought! Why, subsequent you’ll be dropping hints that Blur and Gorillaz ringmaster Damon Albarn popped off about believing Taylor Swift doesn’t write her personal songs in a blatant try to get some consideration …