"Rogan wins again" - Twitter reacts to Crosby, Still, and Nash returning to Spotify after expressing outrage over Joe Rogan

Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and David Crosby (left), Joe Rogan (right) [Image courtesy of]
Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and David Crosby (left), Joe Rogan (right) [Image courtesy of]
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The world of Twitter, especially fans of Joe Rogan, have reacted after it appeared that singers David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash's music has returned to the popular music streaming service Spotify.

The group followed in the footsteps of artist Neil Young earlier this year by putting out a joint statement, revealing they'd be removing their music from Spotify if the platform continued to host The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

The UFC commentator moved the podcast exclusively to Spotify in 2020. The deal was worth a reported $200 million. The popularity of the podcast is, in part, due to the different nature of his guests, ranging from MMA fighters, politicians, scientists, and musicians.

Much of the discussion in the episodes over the last couple of years has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. It is here that some people such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash have found an issue with Rogan, citing their disappointment with Spotify for allowing the spread of misinformation about the virus.

The trio put out a statement in February that read:

"We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast. While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences. Until real action is taken to show that a concern for humanity must be balanced with commerce, we don’t want our music — or the music we made together — to be on the same platform."

Spotify reacted to the news by adding an advisory warning before any episode of the JRE that included any discussion about COVID-19.

Fast forward to today, however, and it now appears that the group's music has returned to the platform, but no statement has addressed this yet.

Many fans have taken to Twitter after the latest development to express their views. Former MMA fighter and friend of Joe Rogan, Jake Shields was the first fighter to react to the news.

What an embarrassment…

Fans of the singers were left disappointed with them going back on their word. One fan in particular admitted that they believed Rogan had "won" because his podcast remains on Spotify and the trio have still returned.

Rogan wins again…

Check out some of the other fan reactions to the news below:

So is Rogan gone now, or did their principles just only last that long?…
Welcome home, boys!…

Fans of Joe Rogan even insinuated that the controversy boosted the 54-year-old's popularity on the platform, believing the UFC commentator gained over 2 million subscribers due to the media circus.

This is even more hilarious because Joe Rogan said he gained like 2 million subscribers from the controversy. Your stupid protest sure showed him!! 🤣🤣🤣 #Spotify…

It does appear that, as of today, Neil Young's music is still unavailable on Spotify. Crosby, Still, or Nash's music reappearing is yet to be confirmed, but the common consensus amongst those on Twitter is that it was simply due to a lack of revenue.

Edited by Akshay Saraswat


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