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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder says he hated Hair Metal and Mötley Crüe

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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder says he hated Hair Metal and Mötley Crüe

Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder that is currently promoting his new solo album “Earthling”, said in an interview with The New York Times that he hated “Hair Metal” and especially Mötley Crüe. As one of the bands that emerged with the Grunge Rock genre in the early 90s, Pearl Jam was one of the groups responsible to “kill” the 80’s Hair Metal that was dominating MTV and the music industry at the time.


Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder says he hated Hair Metal and Mötley Crüe:

You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club. I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to (from) bands that monopolized late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that, I’m trying to be nice, I despised.”

‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Motley Crue, I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous. Guns N’ Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth.”

Mötley Crüe’s bassist Nikki Sixx criticizes Pearl Jam

Mötley Crüe’s bassist and main lyricist Nikki Sixx criticized on his Twitter account what Eddie Vedder said about his group, saying: “Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated @MotleyCrue. Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it?”

Upcoming Eddie Vedder tour dates

The shows will begin on February 3rd in New York City and will finish in Seattle, WA on February 22nd. Special guest Glen Hansard will open the shows. The Earthlings are drummer Chad Smith, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Chris Chaney, guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard, and guitarist Andrew Watt.

  • 9, 2022 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
  • 15, 2022 San Diego, CA The Magnolia
  • 17, 2022 Los Angeles, CA YouTube Theatre
  • 21, 2022 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
  • 22, 2022 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall

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