David Crosby has accomplished a brand new tell-all interview with Rolling Stone, the place he talked lots about politics, but additionally revealed some unhappy private information. He talked in regards to the demise of Melissa Etheridge’s 21-year-old son Beckett, for whom Crosby was a sperm donor (“I liked him and he liked me and he was household to me”), and he additionally revealed that he will get trigger-finger tendonitis in his fingers and says it is “totally doable that I could by no means play guitar once more.”
He additionally says that his home in jeopardy attributable to lack of earnings from having to cancel all of his 2020 touring plans, and when interviewer Andy Greene mentioned “subsequent yr you need to hopefully be again on tour,” Crosby replied, “I hope so. The factor that occurs to me is I’m undecided I’ve obtained a subsequent yr. That’s the factor. I’m virtually 80 years previous. So whenever you take away my subsequent yr, you might need simply taken the final one I obtained.” He additionally provides, “I’m not whining. I’m telling you the reality.”
When requested if he would tour and simply sing if he wasn’t bodily in a position to play guitar, Crosby replied, “Yeah. I’m an excellent singer. Man, I want I may play you the document that James [Raymond] and I simply completed. Oh, fuck. I sang my ass into the center distance.” He additionally mentions the album known as Lifting Power or Elevate, has one track co-written with Michael McDonald and one other with Donald Fagen, and that the album is “just about” completed.
Crosby additionally mentioned George Floyd and the ex-cop who killed him:
I don’t know in case you’ve ever been arrested, however [cops] are tough. These boys are tough. And it’s straightforward to homicide. The man [Derek Chauvin] is a assassin. Why was he nonetheless within the police power? He has had [multiple] complaints towards him.
He mentioned if Joe Biden, whose digital fundraiser he just lately carried out at, is rising to the second:
I feel he’s making an attempt. Right here’s how I really feel about Joe. He’s an excellent man. There’s an honest human being in there and he’s paid a lot of dues, which makes him humane. He understands what ache is. These different dicks don’t. He is aware of. He’s had severe, weeping ache. I like that in a human being. I like scars on a human being as a result of that’s the way you study. He has. He’s very humane and a really respectable man.
[…] I consider in Joe as a result of I consider in his values. What issues to him is identical stuff that issues to me: Intelligence, humanity, compassion, curiosity, humor. These are all qualities that I actually care about in a human being, and he has all of them.
And he talked about comparisons between Trump and Nixon (“[Trump] is way extra harmful than Nixon as a result of he’s obtained a big ego and he was raised by monsters”). You may learn the total interview right here.
In the meantime, Jason Isbell simply introduced a 2021 tour with Lucinda Williams.