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.”

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  • Dana on

    Sorry, but Crosby’s lame excuse doesn’t wash with me.

    Maybe his brain is totally fried from decades of hard drug abuse? However, I find the explanation for his inconsideration to be like his hair line, thin and non existent.

    • Rattlehead on

      Agreed, Dana. Crosby is trying to cover his ass cuz of the backlash he received for his insensitive remark…..Crosby is just a stupid hippie.

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Agree Dana…..will be reaching out to Mr.Crosby, think he would look amazing in one of my wigs.

    • Dana on


      Thank you for the laugh.

      D 🙂

  • Doug R. on

    I wonder if Crosby is sincere, really feels remorse for his comments, or is it just damage control from all the backlash?

    • Dana on


      Just based on his first response, it seems like damage control to me, and he is using his “whoopsie, I forgot, duh…” as an excuse to placate all haters.

    • Doug R. on

      1 thing is for sure, Crosby hasn’t gotten this much attention since he donated his “samples.” (Eye roll)

    • Dana on

      Lol, so true. I know they say any press is better than no press, but I think negative press is counterproductive.

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Will give him “props” for explaining himself….I believe it is more damage control but will give the benefit of the doubt Mr Crosby was sincere.

  • tallbear on

    Thats the problem with tweets. Artists calling people stupid because of how they vote, among other things.

  • The Ghost of Lemmy on

    Meh…. he’s full of s—t.

    • Dana on

      Perfect retort, bravo.

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    This is almost funny that he’s responded. Then again, there’s not such things as bad press, right?

    This is probably the last we’ll hear on Crosby until his obit.

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