David Crosby is undergoing an intense backlash after a tweet he sent over the weekend about the late Eddie Van Halen in the wake of the rock legend’s death last week at age 65.
The folk music star caused quite a stir among many social media users when asked what he thought of the Van Halen guitarist and simply responded with an unenthusiastic, “Meh. …”
“Wow! He was rude, rude and totally devoid of empathy,” replied a Twitter user to whom Crosby replied: “Sorry … I just wanted to say it doesn’t move me very much.”
Others also got angry at Crosby’s remarks on Van Halen.
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“Wrong answer like f – k and rude like f – k !!!” tweeted LA Guns musician Tracii Guns. “There are better ways of saying that you don’t care about someone’s music. That was very disrespectful. And yes, fuck you and your smug response.”
“I can show how he could have answered WITHOUT being an asshole:” I don’t care about the final product, it’s just not my style, “wrote another commentator, adding:” But there is no doubt about his talent and the revolution he has. brought to the whole sector. “You feel expressed and still respectful, see?”
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Crosby seemed to agree as sarcastically as he did he answered, “Better” before clarifying his position in subsequent tweets the next day, including a tweet who suggested Van Halen “changed the world of the guitar”.
“Hendrix changed the guitar world”, Crosby declared. “No one else really … look, I understand … many of you loved Van Halen … and the only time I met him he was kind … and he was talented … meh to me it means he doesn’t I know. I don’t care that much … and it doesn’t … it doesn’t mean he wasn’t good, he was but not for me. “
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Crosby was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice as a member of the band, The Byrds and of the Crosby group, Stills & Nash.