David Crosby, who drew much criticism for what seemed like a curt response about Eddie Van Halen as a guitarist, following the legend’s passing on October 6th, once again apologized for his blunder.

After receiving much backlash, the musician once again tweeted on October 13th, “Yes, you Van Halen fans, I did just toss off an answer that was not cool.”

He continued, “The even more embarrassing truth is I didn’t even remember he had just died or I would have kept my mouth shut. … I do make mistakes. No offense intended.”

Crosby also retweeted someone who wrote, “I’m a Van Halen fan for sure, but I can also understand your ‘meh’ response to mean that he wasn’t your cup of tea, but you didn’t mean to disrespect a recently deceased person.”

“Exactly,” Crosby added.

Crosby’s Twitter apology has received support online.

Another fan tweeted, “I was going to jump on here and send you a message about being respectful of those artists who pass away. But this tweet is pitch perfect. We do all make mistakes and we need more forgiveness in this world.”

23 Responses

  1. He’s in damage control – but the damage has already been done. No one will remember his bumbling “apology.” He’ll always be remembered for “meh” – ing the most innovative guitar player of all time.

  2. Lame. David Crosby is the exact product of the useless hippie generation. Nothing but blah blah, and his sorry ass excuse of an apology is worse than his initial comment. I wipe with it and flush.

    1. Well, it wasn’t all bad, I love Grateful Dead. As far as Crosby goes, I got 2 words for him – BEAT IT!!

  3. Something no one has really talked about here: David Crosby has a well-documented history of making insensitive and offensive comments. Neil Young has refused to speak with Crosby or play with CSN because Crosby made disparaging comments publicly (might’ve been on Howard Stern Show) about Young’s girlfriend Darryl Hannah and their relationship. Of course, Crosby issued a half-assed apology later (again, I think on the Stern Show), but the damage had already been done with Young. So the fact that Crosby made insensitive comments about EVH doesn’t surprise me in the least. I think Crosby just needs to be ignored as the a**hole he is.

    1. Thank you, RTunes,

      I had no idea he had a history of diarrhea of the mouth, as I consciously know so little about him, but it doesn’t surprise me.

      D 🙂

  4. this isnt crosby related but do you know what kind of band you can put together of just the ones who died this yr?
    singer= kenny rogers
    guitar=eddie van halen
    bass= rocco prestia
    drums= neil peart
    and you can make more bands with frankie banali , helen reddy, charlie daniels ,lee kerslake, little richard, bill withers, mac davis , johnny nash plus lots of 50s/60 guys too, then add kirk douglas,briandennehy,terry jones, jerry stiller,fred ward and many other major players ……………even worse is you can field half a baseball team in just the past 5 or 6 weeks, seaver , gibson, ford, brock, morgan, kaline , ( the evh and pearts of baseball) plus perranoski, jay johnstone……. the year cant end fast enough……………but somehow keith richards keeps chugging along

    1. Not to give him a curse, so pooh, pooh, but Ozzy is still here, as well.

      But then again, Ozzy, Keith Richards, and Iggy Pop, all had their DNA studied to find out how they managed to survive all their drug and alcohol abuse, and they all had the same common DNA from a specific strain of Neanderthal.

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