Followers didn’t recognize his com-meh-moration.
Rock ‘n’ roll legend David Crosby has apologized for an obtuse tweet he despatched concerning the late Eddie Van Halen following the guitar god’s death at 65. The Crosby, Stills & Nash singer, 79, had replied to a fan question final week about his opinion about Van Halen’s musical prowess with a flippant “meh,” sparking outrage amongst music lovers, a lot of whom dubbed his response “disrespectful” and “lacking empathy.”
He then dug himself deeper by subsequently declaring that “Hendrix modified the world of guitar” and Van Halen was “not for me.”
“Sure, you Van Halen followers, I did simply toss off a solution that was not cool,” Crosby tweeted Tuesday about his tone-deaf reply.
Nonetheless, the Byrds founder claimed he additionally hadn’t been conscious of the rock icon’s passing: “The much more embarrassing reality is I didn’t even keep in mind he had simply died or I might have saved my mouth shut. … I do make errors. No offense meant.”
Crosby also retweeted someone who wrote, “I’m a Van Halen fan for positive, however I also can perceive your ‘meh’ response to imply that he wasn’t your cup of tea, however you didn’t imply to disrespect a not too long ago deceased particular person.”
“Precisely,” Crosby added.
Crosby’s Twitter mea culpa has obtained help on-line.
“Good transfer, David. Thanks for this tweet,” wrote Steve Silberman, creator of “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism.”
One other fan tweeted: “I used to be going to leap on right here and ship you a message about being respectful of these artists who go away. However this tweet is pitch good. We do all make errors and we’d like extra forgiveness on this world.”