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Billie Eilish asks who Van Halen is on TV interview

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Billie Eilish asks who Van Halen is on TV interview

Teen pop singer Billie Eilish was on Jimmy Kimmel‘s TV show, and the host asked if she knew Madonna. After receiving a yes, Jimmy asked her to name a Van Halen song.

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The confused young woman asked “Who?” And the host jokingly said, “I’m going to start crying” in a video that has gained the Internet and sparked long and long controversial discussions with people attacking Billie for her “lack of musical-historical knowledge “.

See the moment below:

 

Eddie Van Halen’s son defended her:

Eddie Van Halen song, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen posted on his twitter a message saying, 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.

Another who defended Billie was broadcaster Eddie Trunk:

He said:

“I don’t get what the big deal is about @billieeilish not knowing @VanHalen is? She’s not a rock artist and she’s 17.. and VH has not exactly been all that active and out there the last 20 + years. If she played rock and didn’t know I could almost get it.”

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