Ought to music prodigy Billie Eilish be ashamed for not figuring out who Van Halen is?
That’s the controversy Twitter has been locked in on Monday — almost per week after the Grammy nominee made it clear she has by no means heard of your dad’s favourite exhausting rock band.
All of it started when the 17-year-old pop star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Reside final week and was quizzed on her data of ‘80s popular culture. Whereas she appeared to know who Madonna was, she was utterly misplaced when Jimmy Kimmel introduced up the Panama band, who’ve been within the Rock And Roll Corridor of Fame since 2007.
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When Kimmel requested her to “name a Van Halen,” Billie’s response was:
Billie Eilish did not know who Van Halen was, I am sobbing. pic.twitter.com/tX6xrs7cIE
— Mack (@_Kenziepuff) November 29, 2019
Quickly, nearly each Twitter person over the age of 30’s head exploded, with some arguing musicians of any age ought to know their music historical past.
Critics weighed in with the next remarks:
“Billie Eilish doesn’t know who Van Halen is. Get off my garden!”
“I do know u guys assume that that is okay and I get it however…cmon woman it’s VAN HALEN.”
“My take: you should definitely know who Van Halen is even if you’re 17.”
Others defended the Dangerous Man singer, arguing that Billie wasn’t even born the final time Van Halen had an actual hit (which was 1995’s Can’t Cease Lovin’ You, for you Gen Z-ers, btw).
One self-proclaimed Van Halen “superfan” cried:
“I say this as a superfan: Van Halen has given Billie Eilish no reason to know who they are. They’ve done very little during her lifetime… Don’t complain about other people’s musical experience being different. Instead, share — give people a reason to love what you love.”
Finally, different bands Eilish might or might not learn about added their two cents, together with seminal ‘90s pop-rock band Smash Mouth:
We grew up listening to #VanHalen and we’re previous as fck so why would @billieeilish know who they’re? #NoDiss
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) December 2, 2019
If that didn’t put the controversy to relaxation, considered one of Van Halen’s members took to Twitter to exonerate the presumably uneducated pop star.
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Wolfgang Van Halen — son of guitar titan Eddie Van Halen, who changed founding bassist Michael Anthony in 2006 when he was simply 15 — informed his followers to provide Billie a break. He wrote:
“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.”
What he stated!
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