Sunday, January 18, 2009


David Crosby says that Crosby, Stills, and Nash might be covering the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones for their upcoming album, to be produced by Rick Rubin. Crosby told, "One of the interesting things was that they said they'd like to hear us do other people's songs that we wish we'd written. (Rubin) said, 'There's Joni (Mitchell), James (Taylor), the Beatles: contemporaries of yours who I know you admire. I'd like you to pick a bunch of songs.' So we've been going through that process with Rick, and he's pretty smart about songs."

Crosby added, "We're going to pick and learn some songs. I can't say which ones are going to make the final list, but we have about 30. There's all the people you might expect: some Jackson Browne... there's a whole s***load of records that we love and think are brilliant. I don't know how Rick works yet, but I certainly know how we work, so I'm presuming there'll be some pretty harmonies."

David Crosby says the sense of brotherhood he shares with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash is evidenced by how they sing together: "There's a kinship there, and you can hear it in how we work with each other, what we do with our voices. It's sort of like aerobatic stunt flyers flying formation, and doing stunts together -- kinda tricky stuff. It's just a bond, a natural bond."

Rick Rubin has worked throughout the years with Tom Petty, Donovan, Johnny Cash, and most recently produced Neil Diamond's first-ever Number One album, Home Before Dark. No release date has been announced for the Rick Rubin-CSN album.

Last year, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young released the live album Deja Vu Live with Neil Young. The last CSN album was 1994's After The Storm, which peaked at a disappointing Number 98 on The Billboard 200.