December 6, 2019

Van Halen responded to Billie Eilish not knowing who they were by telling fans to ‘go check her out’


Bassist, Wolfgang Van Halen (right) defended Billie Eilish for not knowing who they are and said

Billie Eilish has been defended by rock band Van Halen after the 17-year-old singer told Jimmy Kimmel she didn’t know who they were.

28-year-old bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, son of band founder Eddie, wrote on Twitter Monday night: “If you haven’t heard of @billieeilish, go check her out. She’s cool. If you haven’t heard of @VanHalen go check them out. They’re cool.”
On “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on November 22, the television host poked fun at the singer’s age by asking her whether she could name a Van Halen band member, to which Eilish responded, “Who?”
The 1980’s rock band last performed together back in October 2015, when Eilish was just 13-years-old.

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Billie Eilish has been defended by Van Halen after the singer admitted she hadn’t heard of the popular 1980s rock band.

Jimmy Kimmel asked the “Bad Guy” singer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on November 22 whether she could name a member of Van Halen, to which a puzzled Eilish responded, “Who?”

On Twitter on Monday, the band’s 28-year-old bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, son of founding member Eddie, told fans to check out the 17-year-old singer.

“If you haven’t heard of @billieeilish, go check her out. She’s cool. If you haven’t heard of @VanHalen, go check them out. They’re cool too,” he tweeted.

Wolfgang also told people who had criticized Eilish after the Kimmel interview not to “shame others for not knowing what you like.”

If you haven’t heard of @billieeilish, go check her out. She’s cool. If you haven’t heard of @VanHalen, go check them out. They’re cool too.

Music is supposed to bring us together, not divide us. Listen to what you want and don’t shame others for not knowing what you like.

— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) December 2, 2019

’90s rock band Smash Mouth, popular for their songs, “All Star” and “I’m a Believer,” also defended Eilish, tweeting: “We grew up listening to #VanHalen and we’re old as fck so why would @billieeilish know who they are? #NoDiss.”

We grew up listening to #VanHalen and we’re old as fck so why would @billieeilish know who they are? #NoDiss

— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) December 2, 2019

Van Halen, which won a Grammy back in 1991 for best hard rock performance and was inducted int the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, hasn’t performed since October 2015. Eilish was only 13 at the time.

The band also are said to have no plans to tour anytime soon with frontman David Lee Roth having said in recent interviews the band was “finished” according to The Rolling Stone.

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