Billie Eilish has always championed rock music, from geeking out to Green Day to reppin' heavy metal stars like Rob Zombie, Type O Negative, and Cradle of Filth through her fashion choices; however, her true age showed during a recent visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live. The host asked her to name a member of Van Halen, and not only was she stumped — she confessed to not even knowing who the band was.
“Who? No, who is that?” she asked Kimmel, to which he responded, “I’m gonna start crying."
Despite the fact that the singer is 17 years old, was 10 when Van Halen released their last album, and was 13 when they played their most recent concert, her lack of knowledge about the band sent fans into an outrage. Thankfully, the group's bassist Wolfgang Van Halen came to the young star's rescue via Twitter.
"If you haven’t heard of @billieeilish, go check her out. She’s cool," he wrote. "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."
Check out his tweet below.
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