David Crosby Admits His Eddie Van Halen Tweet Was ‘Not Cool’
"Yes, you Van Halen fans, I did just toss off an answer that was not cool," he wrote. "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."
Crosby also retweeted someone who wrote, "I’m a Van Halen fan for sure, but I can also understand your 'meh' response to mean that he wasn’t your cup of tea, but you didn’t mean to disrespect a recently deceased person," while adding "Exactly."
The outspoken singer-songwriter provoked outrage on Twitter last weekend when he responded to a question about the guitarist with "Meh." Crosby quickly got taken to task - not just by fans but also by fellow artists.
A day later, Crosby explained his opinion. "[Jimi] Hendrix changed the world of guitar," he wrote. "Look, I get it. Many of you loved Van Halen, and the one time I met [him] 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."