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Sport Billie Eilish Doesn’t Know Van Halen — and Wolfgang Van Halen Is OK With That

23:25  02 december  2019
23:25  02 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. Credited with "restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene"

Wolfgang William Van Halen (born March 16, 1991) is an American musician who is currently the bassist for Van Halen , having replaced Michael Anthony in 2006. He is also the former bassist for the heavy metal band Tremonti. At 28 years old, he is the youngest member of Van Halen .

When Jimmy Kimmel asked Billie Eilish to name any member of Van Halen on his show a few weeks back, she couldn’t.

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“Who? No, who is that?” she asked him.

“I’m gonna start crying,” he said.

This supposed lack of knowledge kickstarted a stream of invective on the Internet by know-it-alls who did not realize or did not care that the pop star is 17 and was only 10 when Van Halen put out their last album, 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth.

Now that the reactions have erupted into fever pitch, 28-year-old bassist Wolfgang Van Halen — one of three Van Halens in the band and the son of guitar hero Eddie — weighed in as the voice of reason on the whole thing. “If you haven’t heard of Billie Eilish, go check her out. She’s cool,” he tweeted. “If you haven’t heard of Van Halen, 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.”

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Edward Lodewijk Van Halen ([ˈɛdʋɑrt ˈloːdəʋɛjk vɑnˈhaːlə(n)], born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.

Happy Birthday, Wolfgang Van Halen ! Edward Van Halen put the fire in the group that bears his name. Wolfgang began making appearances with the band in 2004 during Van Halen ’s tour that year, appearing during his father’s extended guitar solo spot and performing the song “316” with him.

In Eilish’s defense, Van Halen have been largely inactive since she entered her teen years. She was 13 when they played their most recent concert, in October 2015, and seemingly have no plans to play any more in the near future. Frontman David Lee Roth will be launching a Las Vegas residency next month, and Wolfgang has been teasing a solo album in recent years. Roth has even gone so far as to say the band was “finished” in recent interviews.

“I’ve inherited the band, de facto, whatever that means,” Roth said in September. “I think it means, you’ve inherited it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn’t going to be coming back in the fashion that you know. And, that being said, Eddie’s got his own story to tell — not mine to tell it.”

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