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Howard Stern Backs Joe Rogan In Neil Young’s Spotify Demand

I hope Neil Young will remember, a liberal man don’t need him around anyhow.

At least that’s the stance one of the most liberal voices across the country is taking in the battle between Young and Joe Rogan.

As you likely recall, Young recently demanded streaming behemoth Spotify choose between him and Rogan — because Young has a bug up his wrinkly ass about Rogan’s opinions on vaccines. But now, Howard Stern — who has become a stodgy, thin-skinned shill for the man of late — has actually sided with Rogan.

“I don’t want to see Joe Rogan canceled,” Stern said earlier this week on his SiriusXM show.

Stern won’t have to worry about Spotify pulling the plug on Rogan. As OutKick shared on Thursday, Spotify is in the process of removing Young’s catalog of music from its streaming library.

Stern’s decision to stand with Rogan likely comes as a surprise, if not a shock, to most readers who have followed Stern’s recent leftward lurch. Stern has frequently — and vehemently — disagreed with Rogan’s vaccine stance, treatment and general feelings on COVID.

Nevertheless, though cooped up in his Hampton’s basement and wallowing in COVID fear and self-loathing, Stern has accidentally stumbled upon some common sense.

“I am for any performer who can get any money and get paid,” Stern said of Rogan and his hugely popular and profitable deal with Spotify. “I’m happy for any young man or woman who can get paid in show business because so many people do not get paid. So those that can, God bless. It ain’t easy. It’s not an easy road. And attracting an audience is not easy.”

Rogan’s podcasts generate an estimated 200 million listens for Spotify each month, which is a very good reason for him to get paid.

“I’m against any kind of censorship,” Stern added via SiriusXM. “I really am. I don’t like censorship.”

Since Stern made these comments, few, if any, mainstream liberals have spoken out against Rogan. So even Stern did what he could do.

Maybe his conscience bothered him?

 

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Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. Stern will have trouble explaining this to his elitist, douchebag Hollywood Hampton neighbors. You know, the ones who are so concerned about common folk., middle of the country types.

  2. Stern is still a nutter but I guess this means he’s not a hypocrite. He has always been against censorship. They tried to cancel him many times back in the day before he turned pussy so he has experience at being the focus of censorship. I’ll give him credit for at least not being a hypocrite. He’s still crazy AF though.

  3. The fringe far left (Stern, Maher) are starting to realize they’ve lost the battle. Let’s hope they lose the war, and veer, not to the far right (who are just as big of lunatics), but settle in the middle where the vast majority of people reside.

  4. Here’s the thing. Neil Young makes no money off Spotify. Most artists do not. With today’s younger artists, streaming is almost like an advertising expense to promote their BRAND. Touring, merchandise, social media payouts, music licensing in films, commercials, etc is where the money is. Neil wants to be relevant. Neil wants his fans to music buy directly from his website. This is all about attention

  5. One more thing. Many of the streaming platforms know the money is in podcssting and original content. Spotify, like MTV back in the day, wants to eventually to move away from everyday music streaming to more profitable content.

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