Award-winning musician and "After the Gold Rush" creator Neil Young announced on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, that he wants his music removed from Spotify.
He stated he doesn't want the songs to be accessible on a platform that's also home to Joe Rogan's controversial podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. "I want you to let Spotify know immediately today that I want all my music off their platform," he wrote in an open letter. "They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both."
Joe Rogan is doing quite well financially despite the controversy. What's his net worth?
Joe Rogan first embarked on a career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1980s, and success soon followed. In 1996, he was appointed as the host of MadTV. The gig paved the way for a hosting gig on Late Friday, a string of appearances on Howard Stern, and, eventually, a range of UFC and color commentator jobs. Joe is perhaps best known for his role as Joe Garrelli in NewsRadio, his role as Gale in Zookeeper, and, of course, his work on The Joe Rogan Experience and its various offshoots.
Actor, Comedian, Podcast Host, Media Personality
Net worth: $100 million
A comedian-turned-actor and media personality, Joe Rogan cemented himself as a pundit unafraid to spark debate. In addition to his various ventures as a public figure, Joe also runs an apparel line, Higher Primate.
Birthdate: Newark, N.J.
Birthplace: Aug. 11, 1967
Birth name: Joseph James Rogan
Father: Joseph Rogan (former police officer)
Marriages: Jessica Ditzel (m. 2009)
Children: Kayja Rose (step-daughter), Lola, and Rosy
Education: University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. (matriculated); Newton South High School in Newton, Mass. (graduated 1985)
Joe Rogan's podcast, 'The Joe Rogan Experience,' came under fire several times — which might have worked out in his favor.
As a podcast host, Joe garnered popularity for his laid-back style and insistence on giving it to viewers straight. He came under fire for spreading COVID-19 misinformation several times. In the long run, the controversies may have worked in his favor.
Neil Young joined celebrities like Prince Harry and Ethan Klein in criticizing Joe Rogan for spreading misinformation.
In a letter to his manager and label that has since then been taken down from his website, Neil announced that he doesn't want to share the same space as the controversial podcast host. "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," he said. "Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule."