David Crosby fans are raving about how honest the new Remember My Name documentary is — and credit Crosby for allowing a warts and all portrait of himself to see release. In the film, Crosby speaks honestly as to how his primary bandmates — Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young — and Byrds co-founder Roger McGuinn — all have chosen to never work with him again. Some of them have cut him out of their lives entirely.
During a chat with Collider.com, he was asked if his relationship with his partners has changed since the film has been made. Crosby answered, “No, and I don’t think it’s going to. And it’s not why we did it. This isn’t a flag for them. I don’t even think they’ll watch it. But it lightens my load to be able to tell you how I feel about them and about everything. I’m all about that. I may not get another chance. I’m very, very grateful for having a chance, where they didn’t censor me, and they didn’t try to polish it into something cute. I’m really happy about it, I’ve gotta say.”
The Byrds' classic lineup reunited briefly in the early-'70s and again 20 years after that. David Crosby told us that the demand for a Byrds reunion has never gone away — and has only risen following each and every time he and surviving co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman have shared a stage over the years: “On a regular basis I'll email him or call him and say, 'Roger, please. You and I and Christopher are still alive. We could make so many people happy. I'll get you a million bucks, I'll do whatever you want. You don't have to see me, except when we walk on stage. I'm not asking you to be my buddy — I just want to make that music. It's great music, and it cannot be done without you.' And he says no. He says he doesn't want to do it.”