In one of the recent episodes of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, 18-year-old pop star Billie Eilish has revealed that she doesn’t know anything about Van Halen. This statement went viral on the Internet and music community at that time.

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has posted a public statement on Instagram and revealed what he really thinks about ‘Van Halen – Billie Eilish’ conflict.

“So #VanHalen is trending right now because @billieeilish said she doesn’t know of them (asked on Kimmel). She’s a 17yo pop star (a damn good one, esp. for her age). Why would she? On the other hand, her brother/collaborator should🤞If u play guitar, early VH = required listening

You have to remember that VH music (the 1st wave) is 40 (!) yrs old. And great & influential as it is to us (we guitarists especially), it didn’t carry across generations like a select few (Zeppelin/Queen/Pink Floyd for example). And during VH’s time, 40 yo music was from…the ’40s.

Whatever your position, it is oddly refreshing to have a trend-generating debate about music for a change #vanhalengate”

After a while, Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt left a comment over Alex’s statement to reveal if Billie Eilish knows Exodus. He also reacted to the celebrities who wear the t-shirts of the metal bands.

Here’s what Gary wrote:

“But when she wore an Exodus shirt everyone was all ‘don’t hate, maybe she likes it’. If she doesn’t know VH, no way this kid knows Exodus🤘🏻”

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This has been a viral mainstream news topic for over 24 hrs now (@people, @cnn you name it. No kidding!) My thoughts as posted on Twitter: “So #VanHalen is trending right now, because @billieeilish said she doesn’t know of them (asked on Kimmel). She’s a 17yo pop star (a damn good one, esp. for her age). Why would she? On the other hand, her brother/collaborator should🤞If u play guitar, early VH = required listening” _ Someone weighed in & said (paraphrasing) “kids today only know what’s current!” My response: “You have to remember that VH music (the 1st wave) is 40 (!) yrs old. And great & influential as it is to us (we guitarists especially), it didn’t carry across generations like a select few (Zeppelin/Queen/Pink Floyd for example). And during VH’s time, 40 yo music was from…the 40’s” _ #Final thought “Whatever your position, it is oddly refreshing to have a trend-generating debate about music for a change #vanhalengate”

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