Pearl Jam Will Bring All Five Drummers To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

first_imgIn their first year of eligibility, Pearl Jam easily garnered enough votes to find their way into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. With the induction ceremony coming up on April 7th, the band will be honored by another legendary Hall Of Famer – Neil Young. As Pearl Jam regularly covers Young’s music, this will be a meaningful way for the two artists to share their respect for one another.Though, Pearl Jam’s induction has caused controversy among previous drummers who were not in the original or existing lineup. With founding member Dave Krusen and current drummer Matt Cameron in line to be formally inducted – alongside frontman Eddie Vedder, bassist Jeff Ament, and guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready – past drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlin, Dave Abbruzzese, and Jack Irons were all left out.Abbruzzese expressed his concern to Facebook recently, saying: “I challenge anyone to justify why I am not worthy of a place in the history of Pearl Jam.” The drummer, known for his tenure with PJ from 1991-94, continued, “The official reason given from the RRHOF makes it bullshit. It make my years of hard work appear to be worthless towards the success born of the formative years of Pearl Jam. This is simply not the case. The milestones and the success obtained during my period in the band… The Grammy, AMA’s, MTV Awards, over 20 plus million albums sold. MTV Unplugged performance. SNL twice, etc. Over 275 shows.”He even nudged his former bandmates to do the “right thing.” He says, “They can’t justify ignoring my contributions. Like me or not. If there is still a part of that band that remembers how hard we worked, how much blood and how much sweat … They will do the right thing.”Pearl Jam has officially responded to this matter, recruiting Abbruzzese and all other former drummers to join them at the induction ceremony next month. They write:“While awards and accolades are understandably subjective and a countless number of our peers have yet to be honored, we do feel fortuante to be recognized and provided the opportunity to reunite with everyone who has been part of the group. Specifically the drummers who all left their distinctive mark on our band in the pre-Matt Cameron years.”“Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlin, Dave Abbruzzese, and Jack Irons are each individually great players who gave their all to the early recordings and live gigs. Looking forward to seeing them and all the other musicians on the bill.”You can read Pearl Jam’s full letter below.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame goes down April 7th in Brooklyn. A pre-recorded telecast will then air on HBO on April 29th.[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Leftover Salmon Brings Their ‘Stories From The Living Room Tour’ To Fort Collins [Photo/Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Saturday, Leftover Salmon played an intimate show at Washington’s in Fort Collins, CO. The performance was one of the band’s Stories From The Living Room shows, which features rare acoustic performances in intimate settings with a special focus on Leftover Salmon’s new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival!. The new book–written by critically acclaimed author Tim Newby–explores Leftover Salmon through their 30 years, and includes personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced.Leftover Salmon opened up their first set on Saturday with “Muddy Water Home”, off of the bands 1997 studio release Euphoria. The six-piece band then offered up a pair of covers with David Bromberg’s “New Lee Highway Blues” and the Grateful Dead’s “Cold Rain and Snow” followed by fan-favorite “Liza”. The band continued with speed and tenacity as they worked through “Sun Dog”, before delivering “Fayetteville Line” and “Kentucky Skies”. “Whispering Waters” off the bands 2004 self-titled album brought the first set to a close.Leftover Salmon – “Sun Dog”, “Fayetteville Line”[Video: Liz Ard]Leftover Salmon – “Kentucky Skies”[Video: Liz Ard]Following a brief setbreak, Leftover Salmon came back out to open their second set with a cover of Prince’s “7” before working through their comical and theatrical tune “Alfalfa’s”. Following the funny number depicting working in a heady Boulder, CO organic market, Leftover Salmon moved into am cover of Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”. LoS kept on chugging with “Down In The Hollow”, Midnight In Paris”, and “Linin’ Track”, and appropriately closed their second set with “Wake And Bake” in their home state of Colorado.Leftover Salmon – “7”[Video: Liz Ard]Leftover Salmon – “Tangled Up In Blue”[Video: Liz Ard]You can view a beautiful gallery of photos below from the show courtesy of photographer Conrad Meyer.For ticketing information and a full list of Leftover Salmon’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Leftover Salmon | Washington’s | Fort Collins, CO | 2/16/2019Set One: Muddy Water Home, New Lee Highway Blues, Cold Rain and Snow, Liza, Little Maggie, Sun Dog, Fayetteville Line, Kentucky Skies, Whispering WatersSet Two: 7, Alfalfa’s, Tangled Up In Blue, Dance On Your Head, Down In The Hollow, Midnight In Paris, Linin’ Track> Wake And BakeLeftover Salmon | Washington’s | Fort Collins, CO | 2/16/2019 | Photos: Conrad Meyerlast_img read more