The vocalist and founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby shared a statement about his previous comments on the late guitar legend Eddie Van Halen after he received the harsh reaction of Van Halen fans on social media.
As you may recall, Van Halen’s co-founder and iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen sadly passed away on October 6, 2020, at the age of 65. Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen gave the devastating news of his father’s death with a statement he posted on social media platforms and revealed Eddie died after a long battle with throat cancer.
A few days ago, the 79-year-old rock musician David Crosby made an unfortunate statement about Eddie Van Halen on Twitter which faced backlash from the Van Halen fans immediately. In his tweet, Crosby claimed that Eddie wasn’t a guitarist who changed the world of guitar like Jimi Hendrix and also stated he did not care about him much.
Following his comments about the guitar legend, David Crosby received various criticism from Van Halen fans who were still mourning after the tragic death of Eddie. Recently, David broke his silence over the harsh reaction of Eddie Van Halen’s fans and admitted that his comment was ‘not cool.’
Furthermore, David Crosby stated that he did not remember Eddie had just passed away while writing those comments about his music which he referred as an embarrasing truth. Crosby also mentioned he didn’t want to offend anyone with his unfortunate statement.
Here’s what David Crosby stated in his recent tweet:
“Yes, you Van Halen fans I did just toss off an answer that was not cool …the even more embarrassing truth is ..I didn’t even remember he had just died or I would have kept my mouth shut….I do make mistakes …no offense intended.”
You can see the tweet David Crosby posted on his Twitter account below.
yes you Van Halen fans I did just toss off an answer that was not cool …the even more embarrassing truth is ..I didn't even remember he had just died or I would have kept my mouth shut….I do make mistakes …no offense intended
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 13, 2020