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After the ‘Dangerous Man’ singer drew backlash for making the admission throughout a TV interview, Wolfgang Van Halen reminds followers that ‘music is meant to convey folks collectively.’
Billie Eilish has been defended by Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang Van Halen after she admitted in a current interview that she did not know his dad’s band Van Halen.
Throughout an look on “Jimmy Kimmel Reside!” final month (November 2019), the host was speaking about Billie’s unimaginable success on the tender age of simply 17, and quizzed the singer about some issues that have been widespread in 1984 when he was 17.
Asking her to “identify a Van Halen”, Billie regarded bemused earlier than answering, “Who?”. Her reply sparked backlash from followers of the enduring band, a lot of whom took to social media to slam the “Dangerous Man” star for not being extra up on her musical information.
“Billie Eilish did not know who Van Halen was,” one particular person tweeted after the interview. “I am sobbing.”
Nonetheless, on Monday (December 02), Wolfgang, the son of frontman Eddie who additionally performs bass within the band, defended Billie.
“If you have not heard of @billieeilish, go test her out,” he tweeted. “She’s cool. If you have not heard of @VanHalen, go test them out. They’re cool too. Music is meant to convey us collectively, not divide us. Take heed to what you need and do not disgrace others for not understanding what you want.”
Rob Sheridan, the artwork director of 9 Inch Nails, additionally had his say on the controversy, tweeting: “Think about being a teen within the 90s and other people being shocked that you simply did not know or care about Perry Como. As a result of THAT’S HOW OLD VAN HALEN IS NOW.”
In the meantime, Billie’s star seems set to proceed rising, after she was named the recipient of three of the 5 inaugural Apple Music Awards on Monday – together with International Artist of the 12 months and Album of the 12 months for “When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go?”. She may also obtain the Songwriter of the 12 months gong alongside her brother FINNEAS.
Lizzo will take house the Breakthrough Artist of the 12 months prize, whereas Lil Nas X is the recipient of the Tune of the 12 months award for his smash hit “Previous City Highway”.
Billie will have a good time her success on the awards with a efficiency on the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple’s California campus on four December, which might be dwell streamed globally.
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