Yngwie Malmsteen Says Eddie Vedder Can’t Sing And Names Pearl Jam’s Most Disgusting Song
Yngwie Malmsteen has been recently invited by Guitar World to join a blindfold test and Malmsteen listened to some records which belonged to different bands and musicians without knowing their names. He stated that Eddie Vedder doesn’t have any talent as a singer after he had listened to one of the well-known songs of Pearl Jam.
As you have already known, Pearl Jam released its second studio album entitled ‘Vs.’ on October 19, 1993. Dave Abbruzzese was on the drums, Jeff Ament was on the bass guitar, Stone Gossard was on the rhythm guitar, Mike McCready was on the lead guitar, Eddie Vedder was on the vocals. The album became one of the best-selling albums of the band and received very positive reviews from fans and music critics especially ‘Blood’ and ‘Go’.
However, Malmsteen apparently didn’t agree with the opinions of the critics and Pearl Jam when he listened to ‘Go’ during the test. He heavily criticized Pearl Jam’s ‘Go’ and said that he wanted to kill himself after he had listened to the song. He stated that McCready’s guitar solo was terrible by highlighting that he needed to learn how to play guitar.
During his blindfold test, Yngwie Malmsteen also targeted Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder by defining him as a person who should learn how to sing a song. He compared Pearl Jam to Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Angus Young, Ritchie Blackmore, and Jimmy Page and said that they were also playing the regular stuff but at least they had a music taste. Malmsteen thought that Pearl Jam members neither have the talent nor a music taste after he had heard ‘Go.’
Malmsteen stated in the test that:
“I’m going to dig my own grave right now. I think the singer in Pearl Jam should eat some Pearl Jam! He cannot sing to save his life! And the guitar player needs to seek help. The guitar solo is terrible – it’s just wah pedal bullshit!
That’s the most disgusting thing, so tasteless, so common, so blatant – the worst! There are people like Clapton, Hendrix, Angus Young, Ritchie Blackmore, even Jimmy Page, they played pentatonic – the regular stuff – but they did it with taste. The guitarist in Pearl Jam, and the lead player in Metallica, they’ve got no taste whatsoever.
I don’t want to comment on that song anymore.”
You can listen to the song below.