Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach shared a tweet to target Disturbed lead vocalist David Draiman because he supported Spotify after they started removing Neil Young’s music after the musician’s ultimatum.

A short time ago, Neil Young sent a letter to his management team and record label about removing his works from the streaming platform Spotify. The reasoning behind this was his anger towards Joe Rogan, whose podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, has 11 million listeners per episode on the popular platform.

In The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan defends anti-vaxxers and criticizes and questions the pandemic, vaccines, and precautions taken to stop it. However, Spotify didn’t feel the need to warn Rogan even when 270 doctors, scientists, and healthcare professionals sent an open letter after he invited anti-vaxxer epidemiologist Dr. Robert Malone.

So, the CSNY icon Neil Young decided to do something about it and gave an ultimatum to Spotify, asking them to choose between him and Rogan. Following that, Spotify didn’t remove Rogan’s podcast but started deleting Young’s music according to his wish. Disturbed’s David Draiman shared a tweet to ‘applaud’ Spotify’s founder Daniel Ek for choosing ‘free speech.’  He added that even though he disagrees with Rogan all the time, people should talk freely.

Nonetheless, Sebastian Bach, who had supported the singer before, highlighted that he will continue listening to Neil Young and stressed that a person cannot call themselves ‘a rocker’ without siding with the iconic musician. Draiman responded to his tweet, saying that he loves both the singer and Young along with their works, but he’s on the side of freedom.

Draiman’s tweet read:

“Daniel Ek, I applaud you and Spotify for making the right call, preserving free speech, and not capitulating to the mob. I may not agree with everything Joe Rogan or his guests say, but they’re entitled to have the forum to say it.”

He added:

“Let me be clear.

I do not support any artist blackmailing any entity to follow an agenda they believe in, whether it’s Neil Young on one side of the spectrum or Eric Clapton on the other. Music shouldn’t be used to sow division. It should be used to bring people together.

Sebastian Bach responded:

“Imagine calling yourself a rocker yet siding with some dude who has a podcast over Neil Young. You can stick to listening to your podcast, and I will stick to listening to Neil Young.

Here’s what Draiman wrote:

“I still love and will listen to Neil Young too brother, the same way I still love and will listen to you. Always continue to respect and admire both of you, brother. The only ‘side’ I’m on is the side of freedom, and you’re free to have your opinion, of course.”

You can check out the tweets below.