Rand Paul Taunts Neil Young after Spotify Pulls Music: ‘Seeya’
Republican Senator blasts leftist rocker
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has praised Spotify after the music streaming service decided to remove Neil Young’s music following the musician's demands that the platform removes podcaster Joe Rogan.
Spotify announced it would be pulling all of Young’s music after he accused the platform of “spreading fake information about vaccines” by streaming Rogan’s podcasts.
“They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” Young said in a letter.
Later, Paul commended Spotify for siding with Rogan, changing the words to Young’s song “Hey Hey, My My” to mock the musician.
“Bye Bye, Hey Hey, Neil Young is gone today,” Paul wrote.
“It’s better to boycott than to just obey. Bye Bye, Hey Hey,” Paul wrote, adding, “Seeya @Neilyoung.”
Bye Bye, Hey Hey— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 27, 2022
Neil Young is gone today
It’s better to boycott
Than to just obey
Bye Bye, Hey Hey
Even though Ohio is one of the greatest protest songs of all time, free speech is kinda important also.
He continued, calling “Ohio,” an anthem written in the aftermath of the Kent State massacre, “one of the greatest protest songs of all time” before standing in solidarity with Rogan.
“Free speech is kinda important also,” he wrote.
The leftist rocker Young accused Spotify of “spreading fake information about vaccines” while issuing an ultimatum between him and Rogan.
“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.
“Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule."
“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” he blasted.
“They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”
“With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence,” the letter continued.
“Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy.”
In mid-2020, Rogan signed a huge deal to take his podcast exclusively to Spotify.
The licensing deal was reportedly worth more than $100 million.