In an interview last month with MusicRadar.com, Stephen Stills said that he didn’t expect Crosby, Stills & Nash to make another album together. Graham Nash, however, begs to differ.
Speaking with ABC News Radio this week, the singer declares, “It’s very possible that a new CSN record might happen.”
Nash does admit that Stills is the one who’s holding the potential recording up. “I’m waiting for Stephen to write some more songs,” he notes. “I have about 20 songs in my head right now that I’ve already completed…So, I’m waiting for Stephen to write three or four things. I know David [Crosby's] got three or four things.”
Nash also offered an update on the status of the shelved CSN covers album of “songs that we wish we’d written” that the folk-rock trio began with much-lauded producer Rick Rubin.
“[Rubin's] obviously a very brilliant man, a brilliant producer, but for some reason or another, it didn’t work out with Rick and us,” he tells ABC News Radio. “But the idea is still very vital.”
Nash reports that CSN actually ended up rerecording a bunch of the tunes at Jackson Browne‘s Los Angeles studio, adding, “We’re very happy with five of them.” Graham suggests that CSN may revisit the project sometime in the new year.
In his own recent interview with MusicRadar.com, Nash went into greater detail about the conflicts that emerged between CSN and Rubin during the covers-album sessions. He recalls one instance where Crosby and Rubin butted heads over how many Beatles tunes the album would feature.
“Rick said, ‘There will only be one Beatles song,’” remembers Nash. “Crosby said to him, ‘There’ll only be one Beatles song if we decide there will be one Beatles song.’ You know, like, ‘Who the f**k are you to tell me…’”
Nash suggests that CSN apparently felt that Rubin overstepped his bounds when it came to making decisions about the project’s direction.
“I know he’s sold millions of records, but who the f**k is he to tell Crosby, Stills and Nash what to do?” declares the singer. “Guide us — yes. Make suggestions — fantastic…But don’t tell us what to do. You can’t.”
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