David Crosby turned to Twitter to apologize for conflicting comments made about the late Eddie Van Halen last week.
The singer and songwriter received an online reaction when he said that Van Halen “doesn’t touch me much” and that “he doesn’t care so much” about the guitarist’s music.
Crosby also said that Van Halen’s musical skills have faded compared to Jimi Hendrix’s.
“Hendrix changed the world of the guitar. “Really no one else,” he said.
Perhaps most derogatory was Crosby’s initial assumption of a word about Van Halen’s career: “me.”
Me … https://t.co/rncBUS0tnw
– David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 10, 2020
Now Crosby has declined to comment, admitting that he did not realize that the guitarist had recently died.
“Yes, Van Halen fans, I just threw away an answer that wasn’t great,” Crosby tweeted on October 14.
“The even more embarrassing truth is … I didn’t even remember that he had just died, otherwise I would have kept my mouth shut … I’m making mistakes … there’s no intention of insult.”
yes, fans of Van Halen, I just threw away an answer that wasn’t cool … the even more embarrassing truth is … I didn’t even remember that he had just died, or I was going to shut my mouth. no violation is foreseen
– David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 13, 2020
David Crosby’s initial comments angered several notable musicians, including Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and LA Guns’ Tracii Guns.
“I have always hated [David Crosby] And his mustache, “Snyder wrote in response to Crosby’s initial comments.
Eddie Van Halen died on October 6 after a battle with throat cancer. A bow was poured by several of Van Halen’s contemporaries, including Tony Yomi, Sami Hagar and Ozzy Osbourne.