Skip to comments.DAVID CROSBY Draws Ire Of VAN HALEN Fans After Dismissive EDDIE VAN HALEN Tweet
Posted on 10/12/2020 8:12:18 PM PDT by DoodleBob
Legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist David Crosby has drawn the ire of VAN HALEN fans for seemingly minimizing the talents of recently deceased guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
After a Twitter follower asked Crosby for his opinion of Eddie, David replied simply: "Meh ...." His bluntness was seen as out of line by a number of other Twitter users, including TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, who chimed in: "I appreciate @thedavidcrosby too much for this to get in the way, but a much better answer would have been: 'I know he meant a lot to so many but his sound & style just weren't my thing.'" Alex then pointed out that American singer-songwriter Patti Smith, who has never appeared to be much of a VAN HALEN fan either, still managed to post a polite note following Eddie's passing. L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns concurred, firing back at Crosby: "Wrong answer as f*** and rude as f***!!! There are better ways to say you don't care for someone's music. That was very disrespectful. And yes straight out f*** you and your smug answer."
The following day, Crosby took to his Twitter to clarify his original comments. "[Jimi] Hendrix changed the world of guitar. Nobody else really," he wrote. "[L]ook I get it ..many of you loved Van Halen ....and the one time I met [him] he was nice ....and he was talented ...meh to me means I don't care that much ....and I don't ...doesn't mean he wasn't good ,he was but not for me".
The left-leaning Crosby frequently spars with fans on Twitter about politics and passionately defends his stance, saying that he disagrees with those who think artists like him should "shut up and sing." "It's not part of the deal," he told the Boston Globe three years ago.
At 79, Crosby is a two-time Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, inducted as a member of both the widely innovative folk-rock band THE BYRDS with whom he first rose to stardom and the Woodstock era-defining group CROSBY, STILLS & NASH.
Crosby played at some of rock's most culturally significant concerts, including the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and the Altamont Free Concert. He is also one of rock's most prolific collaborators, recording and playing with Bob Dylan, members of the GRATEFUL DEAD, Neil Young, Jackson Browne and others.
Eddie died on Tuesday (October 6) at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California. His wife, Janie, was by his side, along with his son, Wolfgang, and Alex, Eddie's brother and VAN HALEN drummer.
The iconic VAN HALEN axeman passed away from complications due to cancer, his son confirmed.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked Eddie Van Halen No. 8 in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists.
Image credit: Live From Here
Hendrix changed the world of guitar. Nobody else really ...look I get it ..many of you loved Van Halen ....and the one time I met he was nice ....and he was talented ...meh to me means I dont care that much ....and I dont ...doesnt mean he wasnt good ,he was but not for me https://t.co/onttfvowU8
David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 12, 2020
I appreciate @thedavidcrosby too much for this to get in the way, but a much better answer would have been: I know he meant a lot to so many but his sound & style just werent my thing. Patti Smith doesnt seem like shes ever been much of a VH fan either, still she posted this pic.twitter.com/GqKO4S5v4R
Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) October 11, 2020
Wrong answer as f*** and rude as f***k!!! There are better ways to say you dont care for someones music. That was very disrespectful. And yes straight out f*** you and your smug answer.
Tracii Luk Guns ⨁ ???? (@TraciiGuns) October 11, 2020
He'll be remembered chiefly as the third most talented guy in CSN who did time on drug and gun charges, and is the genetic father of Melissa Etheridge's children.
A few days after he's gone, Crosby will be forgotten except for a bunch of aging hippies and commies...maybe he's jealous.
Btw, Dee's a putz but I like his comment.
He doesn’t care he will just say well I already got your money.
An argument on twitter about musicians!
David Crosby is a dopehead has been!!!!
This dude abused his body his entire life and because he’s rich... He got somebody’s liver, and he likely stole it from someone poorer and more deserving.
What a soy boy libtard!
Yeah well, Crosby probably thinks Neil Young is a legendary guitarist.
Someone should open a Twitter account “David Crosby’s Liver” and troll him.
David Crosby has always been a sanctimonious ass.
Crosby is very talented, having initiated Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. But he is also an ingrate, a man who served time for a weapons charge, received a liver transplant, and continues his hatred for the beauty of this nation which is why he is still alive. FU Crosby, your horse, guitar and your liver, given to you a donor you will never know. FU INGRATE!!!
Not even Neil Young? That’s bad.
Dee Snyder had to throw his two cents in too. Nobody’s asking ‘what does Dee think about this?’
Van Halen was technically a good band, but many of such bands were more about making noise than making music; in my opinion. I kind of liked Whitesnake for a while, but I already had my full dose of hard rock via groups like Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and (early) Queen.
What would you expect from a drunken drug addict burnout like
Maybe he’s jealous. Eddie had it all - good looks and talent, plus a nice personality.
I wasnt that big a Van Halen fan either. They were OK. I did see them in 78 with Cheap Trick and Graham Parker. Market Square Arena, Indianapolis. It was a pretty good show.
Anyways, his regards were warmer than I would've expected.
I don’t care.
Miss Manners or Ann Landers would know how to act in this situation. Maybe your private opinion is “meh” you just don’t state it publicly - out of basic human decency and respect m
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