As previously reported, David Crosby of CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG shared a brutally honest opinion on the late Eddie Van Halen, saying that the music of the late guitarist simply wasn’t for him.
Eddie Van Halen passed away on October 6 after long battle with cancer.
When asked by a fan on social media, “What’s your opinion on Eddie Van Halen,” Crosby simply responded: “Meh…”
Crosby later clarified his comment: “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…
He added: “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.”
L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns slammed Crosby, writing: “Wrong answer as f*ck and rude as f*ck!!! There are better ways to say you don’t care for someone’s music. That was very disrespectful. And yes straight out f*ck you and your smug answer.”
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider replied to Guns‘ post, saying: “Agreed. That said, I’ve always hated David Crosby AND his mustache. #JustSayin”
Danko Jones wrote: “There are two things about this tweet that are telling about David Crosby.
“1. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but EVH just passed away. Crosby‘s a classless trash bag.
“2. He has little grasp on grammar and punctuation.
“(Could someone alert him because he blocked me)…
“Can I finally say this without backlash? To me, David Crosby has always been an example of someone who received accolades from coasting. Of course he’s unable to appreciate true genius like EVH. He’s the RNR version of Peter Sellers in Being There.”
Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick 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.’”