Elon Musk, Donald Trump & Joe Rogan Targeted by Spotify Rebel Neil Young’s Bandmate in a Strong Statement

Published 05/08/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: Joe Rogan enters the octagon during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Iconic UFC commentator Joe Rogan is one of the most popular and controversial figures on the internet. His podcast The Joe Rogan Experience has been in and around controversies for some of its content in the past.

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The 54-year-old podcast host is known for sharing his opinions and having open discussions with his guests. He was recently in a major controversy after many health experts spoke out against some opinions shared by his guests. 

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There were accusations of spreading misinformation on Rogan. As a result, he had to come out with a clarification about the same. As a result, the audio-sharing platform Spotify, which is the exclusive home to The Joe Rogan Experience, removed around 70 episodes of the podcast.

English musician and songwriter Graham Nash recently criticized Rogan for the same reason. In fact, he was one of the artists who removed their music from Spotify as a protest against the platform hosting the UFC commentator.

The 80-year-old artist said in a recent interview, “One of the great things about the internet is that it gives everybody a voice, and one thing that’s f***ed about the internet is that it gives everybody a voice. Some of the craziest people are using their voices for the strangest reasons. There’s an incredible amount of disinformation and misinformation going on, particularly with Joe Rogan and Spotify.”

Nash also expressed concern over Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Also, he believes it is possible to misuse social media if the control goes into the wrong hands. He said, “With Elon Musk taking over Twitter, maybe, there’s a whole other mess there. Is he gonna let Trump back on? We don’t seem to have learned from history, do we?”

It is interesting to see how things will turn out after Elon Musk completes his deal of taking over Twitter. Rogan is also a vocal supporter of Musk’s takeover.

Joe Rogan knocked off the top of Spotify charts

The Joe Rogan Experience may have been under pressure from various critics for the content it offers, but it has remained a fan favorite for a long period. The podcast has topped the charts on Spotify for a long time until now.

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A new podcast recently knocked the iconic podcast off the top spot. DC’s ‘Batman Unburied’ superhero series took over the Joe Rogan Experience and rose to the top of the Spotify podcast charts.

It became the leading podcast in various markets around the globe a week after its premiere. The 10-episode series, ‘Batman Unburied’ debuted on May 3. In fact, it has captured the number one spot in the US, Australia, Brazil, France, the U.K., Germany, Italy, Mexico, and India. 

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Utkarsh Gathani

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Utkarsh Gathani is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A Mass Communication graduate from Wilson College, this sports buff, who is captivated by multiple sports, adores MMA. Conor McGregor is the reason for that as Utkarsh is in awe of the man's unbelievable striking ability, his lifestyle, and his trash talking.

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