Neil Young’s music has been removed from Spotify, days after the singer claimed Joe Rogan’s podcast was spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Young, in an open letter to his manager and label wrote that the music streaming application is spreading fake information about the coronavirus vaccine ‘potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them’.

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“Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule,” he wrote in the letter.

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both,” he added.

Spotify, in a statement on Wednesday, said that it regretted Young’s decision, “but hope to welcome him back soon.”

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It wasn’t immediately clear when his music will actually be taken down.

Rogan on his podcast interviewed  Dr. Robert Malone last month. The infectious disease specialist has been banned from Twitter for spreading COVID misinformation and has falsely suggested that millions of people have been hypnotized into believing that the vaccines work to prevent serious disease.

Who is Neil Young?

Starting his music career in the 1960s, in Winnipeg, Young moved to Los Angeles to kick start his solo journey with his backing band Crazy Horse. The singer released critically acclaimed albums like ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’, ‘After the Gold Rush’, ‘Harvest’ and ‘Rust Never Sleeps’. He was a part-time member of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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The 76-year-old has been inducted twice in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – 1995 as a solo artist and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. He has also won several Grammy and Juno Awards. 

‘Heart of Gold’ was Young’s only Billboard Top 40 hit in 1971, Neil Young said that the song “put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch.”

Young directed films using the name of ‘Bernard Shakey’. These films include ‘Journey Through the Past’ (1973), ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ (1979), ‘Human Highway’ (1982), ‘Greendale’ (2003), and ‘CSNY/Déjà Vu’ (2008).

He also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995).