David Crosby, the iconic vocalist and founding member of The Byrds, has stated his opinion about the legendary guitarist and inventor, Eddie Van Halen, and annoyed his fans after the shattering passing of him.

Nearly the whole world has been mourning the grieving death of Eddie Van Halen on Tuesday, October 6. The legend passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica with all of his family members including his wife, Janie, his son, Wolfgang, his former wife, Valerie Bertinelli, and his brother, Alex, by his side.

Van Halen fought with tongue and throat cancers back then by receiving treatment in Germany. Unfortunately, the cancer cells had moved to his brain, as well as other organs, and the great guitarist died at the age of 65.

While the rock and metal communities have been commemorating Eddie Van Halen for some time now, the comment of David Crosby about him drew reaction. On Twitter, Crosby was asked what’s his thoughts about Eddie.

He responded to this question by saying only a meh and led his fans to question if he doesn’t respect Eddie Van Halen. After he was criticized by a Twitter user over his answer, Crosby explained that he doesn’t think Eddie changed the world of guitar, Hendrix did that.

David Crosby also said that he met Eddie once and he finds him nice and talented, however, doesn’t care that much about him. Crosby finalized his statement by admitting that Eddie Van Halen is not for him.

Here’s what was asked to David Crosby about Eddie Van Halen on Twitter:

“I know you’re not into metal David, but what’s your opinion on Eddie Van Halen?”

Crosby answered as:


Another follower of him reacted to David’s tweet and said:

“Yeah, the guy only changed the world of guitar. Geeezzz Dave.”

David Crosby responded as:

“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 don’t care that much…. and I don’t… doesn’t mean he wasn’t good, he was but not for me.”

You can see the tweets below.