Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard Addresses Eddie Vedder’s Feud With Mötley Crüe
Sparks flew between two different band members when Eddie Vedder spoke about Mötley Crüe’s music and dissed them over their songs. Nikki Sixx didn’t refrain from replying, and a feud began between the two well-known rock and roll musicians. Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard recently mentioned this feud during an interview, but he didn’t clearly state his side.
Mötley Crüe is one of the biggest names of the glam metal and hard rock genre. Their shows consisted of dangerous stunts, their fashion sense was glamorous, and the band represented rock and roll during their period. However, their musical style was and still is quite different from Eddie Vedder‘s long-running band Pearl Jam and their differences were recently brought up when Vedder dissed Crüe.
Eddie Vedder stated in an interview that Mötley Crüe’s music was distasteful, and he hated the band’s songs like ‘Girls Girls Girls’ because of how it made the men look and degraded women. He used strong words like ‘hate‘ to describe his feelings and targeted the band. Nikki Sixx didn’t stay silent and tweeted about how he took it as a compliment since it was coming from Eddie Vedder because he thinks Pearl Jam is ‘boring.’
In a recent interview, Vedder’s bandmate Stone Gossard was asked about this feud. He stated that he and another band member Jeff Mike went through their hard rock phase, and he was familiar with the punk scene. He said he was into bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin and bought the first Mötley Crüe Leathür Records. However, he didn’t state anything specific about the recent feud.
Here is what he said about Mötley Crüe:
“For sure, Jeff Mike and I loved hard rock. Went through it all. I bought the first Mötley Crüe Leathür Records. I thought, at the time, it was punk-like. There was Motörhead. There were things about it that were what I was discovering about British hard rock at the time that felt rebellious or against the norm, or something that made me interested in it. I always liked heavy, so.”
Here are the bands he was into:
“Sabbath, Zeppelin, nothing beyond. And then NWA and then moving into more like industrial, fort of heavy. But it always had to have a song.”
You can watch the full interview below.