The Neil Young Spotify controversy has been heavily discussed recently. It was also recently noted how Spotify lost a whopping amount of $4 billion in market value this week after rock icon Neil Young called out the company for allowing Joe Rogan to use its service to spread misinformation about the vaccine on his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” It seems that a band that many have speculated on Twitter may remove its catalog is the Foo Fighters. However, it is only a speculation.
Foo Fighters could pull out of Spotify
The band was trending on Twitter on Saturday (January 29) with unsubstantiated rumors that they’d leave Spotify, and one Twitter user summed it up well, writing, “If Dave Grohl pulls Foo Fighters from Spotify, they are f**king _through._”
You can check out the Tweet below:
If Dave Grohl pulls Foo Fighters from Spotify, they are fucking _through._
— Dave Grohl Could Kill Spotify With "I'm Out." (@WorldBeCray) January 28, 2022
The rumor appears to likely be bogus for now, as the only tweets trending are pure speculation. Neil Young had urged Spotify to delete his music from the streaming service due to their association with the long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Young was praised and criticized for that move. Previously, Trevor Noah also made a money joke about the incident.
Young had addressed his management team at LookoutManagement and Warner Bros, Young wrote: “Please immediately inform Spotify that I am actively canceling all my music availability on Spotify as soon as possible.” I am doing this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” he wrote.
“Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the schedule,” the letter added. “I want you to let Spotify know immediately today that I want all of my music off their platform.” “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” he said. Young deleted his letter on his website after giving Spotify an ultimatum to remove Joe Rogan or remove his music.
The controversy stirred up in the first place when Rogan had discouraged young people from getting vaccinated. Rogan was also previously involved in a controversy as he had promoted the concept of taking a deworming medication to treat the virus, without providing any medical evidence supporting it.