Graham Nash and India.Arie are joining a growing list of performers following Neil Young’s lead and ditching Spotify, and to combat the rumors, it’s not the issue of getting $0.0004 per stream. They are pulling their songs over Joe Rogan, a popular podcaster. Critics claim he is spreading information contrary to the mainstream and it’s dangerous.
Joe Rogan recently released a video defending his podcast. He went on to say that he had highly qualified doctors, the most widely published in their field on his show. He argued that his podcasts are merely discussions.
“Having heard the Covid disinformation spread by Joe Rogan on Spotify, I completely agree with and support my friend, Neil Young,” Nash said in a statement posted Tuesday on his Instagram account.
79 year old Joni Mitchell has pulled her songs from Spotify and not because of the low streaming payout, but over podcaster Joe Rogan.
“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the Canadian musician said. “I stand in solidarity with Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communities on this issue.”
76-year-old Neil Young also wants popular podcaster Joe Rogan banned. He said the consequences were “potentially causing death to those who believe this disinformation spread,” saying, “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”
What caused the uproar? Joe Rogan had several doctors on his podcast questioning the efficacy and safety of drugs. Drug manufactures quickly retaliated after criticizing drug safety.
Pearl Jam is set to enter the studio with Andrew Watt who is known for his work with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus all the way to Ozzy Osbourne. He’s a skillful guitarist and highly in demand. Watt also worked with Vedder on his upcoming solo album ‘Earthlings’.
Watt won Non-Classical Producer Of The Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Vedder said: “We’ll make a record with Andrew, I believe. We’ve already talked about it. You know, the pandemic came right as we were leaving for a tour on the ‘Gigaton’ record. We had a lot of shows planned. Two-thirds of those shows were put on sale, even. So one thing we’ll be doing in 2022 in making good on promises to play those shows.”
Spotify is removing Neil Young from the platform. The streaming company will continue to host Joe Rogan who garners over 11 million listens per episode.
Neil Young has demanded for his songs to be pulled from Spotify because they host Joe Rogan’s Experience, a popular podcast. The folk singer wants Joe Rogan banned.
Young asked his management team and record label to remove his music.
Young wrote, “Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.”
Spotify can have “Joe Rogan or Young. Not both,”
“By allowing the propagation of false and societally harmful assertions, Spotify is enabling its hosted media to damage public trust in scientific research and sow doubt in the credibility of data-driven guidance offered by medical professionals,” the letter stated.
I can almost say for certain that Adele’s Las Vegas Residency was canceled over production and personal drama, certainly not covid or supply chain issues as she suggested.
The UK singer cancelled her 3 month residency 24 hours before showtime.
“When she saw the finished design, she refused to take part” according to a source.
Adele may also be having relationship problems with boyfriend Rich Paul, the Klutch Sports Founder and LeBron James associate who serves as the agent of Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons.
Page Six cites “insiders are concerned Adele may end up canceling the concerts.There are rumblings that there are stresses related to Adele’s relationship,” Roeben said. “I’m told that these stresses caused her to be in a place where she was just not confident moving forward. You can’t focus if you’re not where you need to be in your head.”
Variety is also reporting that Keith Urban will take over some of Adele’s dates at Caesars Palace, as her sets are loaded out”.