Things went haywire after alternative star Billie Eilish revealed that she isn’t aware of who VAN HALEN is.
As per The Pulse of Radio, this incident happened when Billie was quizzed on Jimmy Kimmel show.
He asked, “Can you name a Van Halen?” Eilish responded, “Who?” Kimmel retorted, “I’m gonna start crying.”
This leads to fans go apesh*t on social media and started attacking her.
Now VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, who’s only 28 years old, weighed in and expressed his support, tweeting:
“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.”
Van Halen, a legendary band that’s credited with restoring hard rock music to the forefront of the scene have been inactive for a while now. The last Van Halen album titled A Different Kind Of Truth was released back in 2012 and was hugely successful. The band toured for few years and eventually stopped touring once the album cycle ended. In the last few years, there has been a discussion on the possibility of Van Halen reuniting with classic lineup. Although this rumor has been active since 2017, it hasn’t materialized to date. The last update we had was when Sammy Hagar, who fronted the band for more than a decade, hinted about the possibility of a world tour with classic Van Halen lineup.