DAVID CROSBY: Band's chemistry broke down
David Crosby says Crosby, Stills and Nash were just going through the motions the last few years, even though they all wanted to make new music:
"Bands devolve to the point where, at 40 years later, you're just turning on the smoke machine and playing your hits and that's not good enough man. They both want to make new music too and the chemistry wasn't good and we didn't like each other. And so it just was time for me to leave in order that I stay in love with music. And I don't blame anybody. I have no anger towards those guys, I wish them well, and I'm proud of the work that we did. But never say never, let's put it that way."
Since CSN went their separate ways last year, all three members have been touring, and Crosby and Stephen Stills have released new albums. Graham Nash last released an album in 2015.
Crosby takes his tour to Montreal on Friday night. Stills wrapped up his tour with Judy Collins on Sunday in Oakland, and Nash will be back out in February.
MARIAH CAREY: Accused of harassment by security company
The owner of a security company who worked for Mariah Carey for two years is threatening to sue the singer, claiming she owes him a lot of money and also harassed him and his staff.
Michael Anello's company worked for Mariah from June 2015 to May 2017 and says it is still owed more than $200,000. He also claims that in the two years he worked for her, Mariah continuously humiliated him and his colleagues by calling them Nazis and a white supremacists. Anello also claims there was at least one instance of sexual harassment. He says Mariah made him come to her hotel room and move some luggage while she was wearing a see-thru negligee. He says he tried to leave but she wouldn't let him.
Anello's lawyer says the lawsuit right now is on hold as both sides try to reach a settlement on the money owed. (TMZ)
ELTON JOHN: Foundation fundraiser brings in millions
The Elton John AIDS Foundation raised more than $4.3 million Tuesday night at its annual New York Fall Gala.
The night was made more special by a rare performance by Aretha Franklin. Violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway actress Heather Headley (from the original cast of The Lion King) also took the stage.
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the event featured President Bill Clinton and New York governor Andrew Cuomo paying tribute to Elton’s leadership and the foundation's achievements. Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of the late teenage AIDS activist Ryan White, also paid tribute to Elton and gave him the Foundation’s special 25th year Enduring Vision Award.