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Billie Eilish Gets Support From Eddie Van Halen's Son After Facing Backlash From His Fans

Billie Eilish Gets Support From Eddie Van Halen's Son After Facing Backlash From His Fans

Billie Eilish is facing backlash after revealing she didn’t know the band Van Halen.

The 17-year-old singer was making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and being quized on things that were popular in 1984, the year Jimmy was 17.

When she was asked if she could name a Van Halen, she replied, “Who?”

Many of the band’s fans criticized her for being a musician but not knowing the iconic group. After hearing about the reaction, Eddie Van Halen‘s son Wolfgang, who is the band’s current bassist, came to her defense.

“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,” Wolfgang wrote.

He added, “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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