Earlier this week, Stephen Stills spoke with Rolling Stone in an interview and opened up about the cancelation of a Buffalo Springfield reunion. The band was originally schedule for a 30-date reunion tour until Neil Young backed out to instead focus on a Crazy Horse resurgence.
Following their first performance together since 1968 at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in 2010, Buffalo Springfield played 7 shows the following year, including Bonnaroo. Following that performance, Richie Furay announced that they expected to do a 30-date tour that fall. That was until Neil Young, as mentioned, withdrew himself from the project placing it on hiatus.
Now, in the interview, Stephen Stills has spoken for the first time on the incident, saying:
We were supposed to work for most of the summer…It left me in a lurch for three quarters and ruined my financial planning. Also, 150 people got laid off that were supposed to work on the tour.
Further, Stills explains:
We didn’t go all that trouble for seven shows…That’s what impetuosity will do for you. You can’t go off half-cocked . . . When Neil is involved you anything you need a seatbelt.
Regardless of everything that happened, Stills explains he isn’t angry at Young:
He was very kind to me in his book. I can’t be unkind about it . . . Working with Neil is a privilege, not a right.
The bright side of the story is Young’s reigniting of Crazy Horse has lead to two albums this year and some memorable performances. According to Neil, the Buffalo Springfield reunion is still a possibility too.
For more, head over to Rolling Stone.