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JOE ROGAN Says He’s Always Been A Fan Of NEIL YOUNG, Comments On SPOTIFY Situation

Joe Rogan has said that he has always been a fan of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young.

Joe Rogan has said that he has always been a fan of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young.

In a recent statement on his ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, Rogan has responded to Neil Young’s recent claims that he’s “spreading fake information about vaccines” on his podcast and saying that Spotify “can have Rogan or Young. Not Both.”

According to Digital Music News, Rogan posted a new video to his Instagram account to which he says: “Hello friends! I wanted to make a video addressing some of the controversy that’s been going on over the past few days. And first of all to say thank you to everyone that sent love and support.” He goes on to say “I wanted to make this video first of all because I think there’s a lot of people who have a distorted perception of what I do, maybe based on soundbites or based on headlines of articles that are disparaging.”

“Now, because of this controversy — and I’m sure there’s a lot of other things going on behind the scenes with these controversies — Neil Young has removed his music from the platform of Spotify. And Joni Mitchell, and apparently some other people want to as well.”

Rogan goes on to says that he’s sorry that they feel that way and that it’s not what he wanted, sharing a story about how he worked security at one of Neil’s concerts.

“First of all, I’m not mad at Neil Young, I’m a huge Neil Young fan” he says. “I’ve always been a Neil Young fan. When I was 19, I was a security guard at a place called Great Woods in Mansfield, Massachusetts. It’s an outdoor concert amphitheater, and Neil Young was playing there. And it was the last day I worked there. I quit during the Neil Young concert. The job was kind of crazy, because a lot of times fights broke out and stuff, and I think I probably got $15 an hour. And I was not about to get beat up for $15 an hour.”

Rogan explains that he always brought a hoodie to work with him and if things got too out of control, he could cover his security outfit with the hoodie and just leave. Since it was cold that night, people were starting bonfires in the lawn area.

So Joe slipped on his hoodie, zipped it up, and went home. “And as I was driving home, I was singing, ‘keep on rockin’ in the free world!’

You can check out the video below.

 

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