David Crosby apologized to Eddie Van Halen fans that took umbrage with his callous remarks about the guitarist following his death earlier this month. Crosby, who's now 78, was asked his opinion of Van Halen as a guitarist and answered "meh." He went on to say, "Hendrix changed the world of guitar. Nobody else really. . . look I get it . . . many of you loved Van Halen and the one time I met he was nice and he was talented. Meh to me means I don’t care that much. . . and I don’t. . . doesn’t mean he wasn’t good, he was but not for me."
Both average fans and musicians were hurt and angry by Crosby's dismissal, prompting him to make amends in a new tweet, writing, "yes you Van Halen fans I did just toss off an answer that was not cool . . . 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."