Neil Young made headlines earlier this week when he demanded his music be pulled from Spotify over their support for The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast where he frequently discusses medically dubious COVID-19 theories and treatments, including a discredited theory embraced by Eric Clapton claiming that ‘subliminal’ messages in YouTube videos are hypnotising the masses.
“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” Young wrote in the since-deleted open letter.
“I want all my music off their platform. They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.”