We know Neil Young as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, we have heard his songs, and have heard him tackle social issues, and many more. But there are five facts we didn’t know about Neil Young recently.
1. Neil Young Removes Music From Spotify In 2015
“I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution,” he said, adding: “I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.”
2. Neil Young Was Into Nature
He was known to be vocal about his opinions regarding environmental issues. In 2016 during an interview with BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt, he shared what he thought about the alarming issues regarding environmental problems. Watch the video below:
3. Recently, Neil Young Became A US Citizen in 2020
“When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test,” Young wrote. “It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed. Recently, however, I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem.”
4. In 2018, Neil Young Lost His Home to Fire And Blamed Donald Trump.
“Imagine a leader who defies science, saying these solutions shouldn’t be part of his decision-making on our behalf. Imagine a leader who cares more for his own, convenient option than he does for the people he leads. Imagine an unfit leader. Now imagine a fit one.” – The last part of Young’s essay.
5. Neil Young Is On A Quest To Save Music By Hating Spotify, Facebook, Apple, And Steve Jobs.
“I’m only one person standing there going, ‘Hey, this is [expletive] up!’ ” he shouted in front of his longtime manager Elliot Roberts’s house. “I’m not putting down Mark Zuckerberg,” he continued, his voice taking a turn. “He knows where he [expletive] up. Just the look on his face,”