Eddie Vedder And Pearl Jam Respond To Nikki Sixx’s ‘Boring’ Comment

Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam posted a tweet responding to Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx‘s remarks about Pearl Jam being the most boring band in the rock scene.

Formed in 1981, Mötley Crüe is among the most prominent glam metal bands with many hits and chart successes. Apart from their successful music career, the band is also known for their hedonistic lifestyle, fashionable looks, on and off-stage antics, and elaborate live performances, featuring heavy use of pyrotechnics and Tommy Lee’s roller coaster drum kits.

With the emergence of alternative and grunge bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Pearl Jam, glam metal gradually lost its popularity. This also affected Crüe at that time, but they stayed at the harder side of rock music while bands like Pearl Jam gained an audience by combining riff-heavy stadium rock and the anger of post-punk.

As of now, both bands are successful on their own terms. However, it turns out that Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam have a distaste for Crüe’s music and performances. Vedder said in a previous interview that he hates Mötley Crüe and their ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ and he is thankful that bands like Guns’ N Roses saved rock music from bands like them.

Upon hearing this, Nikki Sixx decided to respond to Vedder. He posted a tweet stating that it’s funny how much hate Vedder has for the Crüe. Moreover, the bassist added that Vedder’s negative remarks and hate are actually a compliment for them as Vedder is the frontman of Pearl Jam, which is one of the most boring bands in music history.

Recently, Pearl Jam took to Twitter to share some footage from their live performances. The tweet also stated that they love their ‘bored fans,’ a remark targeting Sixx’s comments. In the video the band posted, it is apparent that the crowd is enjoying Pearl Jam’s performance as they are singing along to the band’s songs.

Pearl Jam’s tweet read:

“We [love] our bored fans.”

Moreover, a fan of Pearl Jam recently shared a video of Chad Smith’s drum solo from the band’s performance at the New Jersey Performance Arts Center on February 6, 2022. As seen in the video, Eddie Vedder turns to the audience before the solo and says that the drum kit doesn’t need to elevate or rotate to do its job, aiming at Tommy Lee’s roller coaster drum solos.

Before Chad Smith’s drum solo, Eddie Vedder said the following:

“That drum kit. That silver, beautiful machine that is the engine… does not need to elevate or rotate to do its job. Let me just point that out.”

Below, you can check out Pearl Jam’s tweet as well as the video of Chad Smith’s drum solo.