Pearl Jam Guitarist Opposes Trump’s Re-election: ‘We Have To Not Be Idiots’

Recently speaking to Classic Rock in an interview, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready claimed that Trump’s winning the election would be the world’s worst scenario.

When asked about his personal opinion on the most positive and negative events or developments that could occur in the year 2024, the guitarist replied by saying:

“Oh god. Well, if Trump got elected, that’d be the worst thing in the world to me. I’d rather think about the best things that can happen. We have to come together. We have to be compassionate. We have to take care of the environment. We have to not be racist. We have to not be idiots. There’s all these things we can do. But we have to choose to think that way.”

Eddie Vedder’s Social Consciousness

A previous question also suggested that because his bandmate Eddie Vedder is known for being aware and concerned about social issues, the current situation or problems in the United States might be deeply troubling or upsetting to him. To which McCready responded, again referring to Trump:

“Oh yeah. I think Ed has always been very aware of everything that’s going on and always fighting for the underdog. Certainly, America has got so many f*cked-up issues. Guns. Racism. That idiot Trump. All that stuff has always been there, but you have to be aware of it and consciously fight it, because you want this to be a better world, if you’re a good human. And I see Ed as that, and hopefully, we are. We try to be proactive and solution-oriented and not sit back and do nothing.”

Other Musicians Against Trump

Mike isn’t the only musician who voiced his opposition to Trump. Helmet’s Page Hamilton recently criticized the former President for divisive politics in a Ghost Cult interview. He discussed the song ‘Gun Fluf,’ about gun law resistance, and condemned Trump for causing family rifts, saying:

“I have friends that are conservative. I have friends that voted for Trump, people I care for, and we’re on the same f*cking side. Don’t do what he does and pit families… He has separated families. I mean, he is the most toxic pile of sh*t that we’ve ever had in American politics.”

Along with social issues, McCready also discussed Pearl Jam’s upcoming new album, which the band hopes to release in 2024. He explained that the new music is unexpectedly heavy, combining the melody and energy found in their first few albums.