Wolfgang Van Halen defends Billie Ellish for not knowing Van Halen

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Grant, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Grant

    Grant Senior Member Thread Starter

    United States
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  2. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
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  3. Good on Wolfgang. It's an opportunity to learn for all involved.

    Opportunity, not obligation.
  4. Smokin Chains

    Smokin Chains Forum Resident

    Nashua, NH
    I bet Eddie Van Halen doesn't know who Billie Eilish is either!
  5. BourbonAndVinyl

    BourbonAndVinyl Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
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  6. Freezerburn

    Freezerburn Spendin' Monopoly Money

    Pennsylvania USA
    This is news?
    Must be a slow cycle.
  7. plentyofjamjars67

    plentyofjamjars67 Forum Resident

  8. Grant

    Grant Senior Member Thread Starter

    United States
    Oh, of course he does! He wouldn't have commented if he hadn't!

    For the other way around, i'll bet a lot of people on this forum will take pride in not knowing who Billie Ellish is. Well, I do, and her music is quite interesting. It's not for everyone.
  9. Smokin Chains

    Smokin Chains Forum Resident

    Nashua, NH
    First, it was Wolfgang who commented. Second, it was a joke, not an attack on Billie Ellish.
  10. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

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  11. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    I know very little to nothing about the up and coming young artists these days. Unless I hear something in the news or some other media attention, I'm mostly in the dark as to who these people are. It doesn't really matter. And I'm sure they don't really care either. They already have their fans. I think too much detail to into ones attention or awareness of what is going on and the people you should know about is ridiculous and has gone way overboard these days. Life still goes on regardless.
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  12. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Crosby, Nash & Nash... one of them is a clone... ;)
  13. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Senior Member

    Long Island, NY
    How dare she! Considering everything that Van Halen has accomplished since 2001, the year she was born!!

    Oh, wait.....
  14. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    I disagree. It is one thing not to have ever listened to Van Halen, it is another thing not to even know of the band. That generation is very detached from historical popular culture and music, and that isn’t a good thing.
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  15. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Nonsense. And it can only be good for her music if she doesn't know of them. She likes some older music just not VH.
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  16. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    He didn't comment and I'll bet anything he has no idea. And that is not a comment on her worthiness, it's just that EVH famously doesn't keep up on music at all.

    Anyway, I know who she is and I think she's cool. I also don't think there's any reason why someone her age should know VH (who are, btw, my favorite band of all time)

    But it kind of seems like you posted this to start a fight or something and that's weird.
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  17. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    Totally agree.
  18. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

    Los Angeles CA
    Neither Edward nor Billie know who I am, and I think that's a disgrace.
  19. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend Everything is fine

    The Midwest
    I'm sure the feeling is mutual.
    Like clockwork.

    Here's the routine, for the 100000th time:

    1) Boomers, who were not blessed to recognize irony, can't believe that w/ Google available Eilish could still be unaware of the rock majesty that is Van Halen.
    2) Same Boomers, (see above re: irony) have bypassed Google (unironically) to ask 'Who's Billie Eilish'.
  20. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    You have to remember how long ago VH were popular. I mean, Jump was a bit hit in 1984...that's like two of her lifetimes ago! Why should she know about it?
  21. Eh, no reason a girl born in 2001 making conventional pop music should know about the mighty VH. Who cares, etc.

    Appropriately enough, as I was checking out this thread the below tune came up on my iPod:

  22. Roberto899

    Roberto899 Forum Resident

    I don't know who Billie Ellish was until she didn't know who Van Halen was made big news. It's not a surprise she doesn't know who Van Halen is. They have hardly done anything this century. I hardly know who or what Van Halen is anymore.....hahahahah I mean whatever. Hard to say why this is even news. When I was her age I never heard of Miles Davis.
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  23. Or sarcastically to take potshots at those darn kids.
  24. daca

    daca Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I know. How are we expected to remember music and artists that long ago? I can’t remember anybody like Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, or Johann Sebastian Bach. That was also like a lot of lifetimes ago for me.

    Great music transcends time and generations.

    Also, I pity the fool who doesn’t know who Mr. T (or Van Halen) is.
  25. WithinYourReach

    WithinYourReach Resident Millennial

    Austin, TX
    Wolfgang gave a very classy response. Good on him.

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