Pearl Jam‘s Stone Gossard has taken the side of Mötley Crüe in the ongoing feud between the band and his bandmate Eddie Vedder.
During a recent appearance on Revolver‘s “Fan First” podcast, the guitarist defended Mötley Crüe and revealed that he and fellow founding Pearl Jam members Jeff Ament and Mike McCready enjoyed their style of hard rock.
“For sure Jeff [Ament] and Mike [McCready] and I loved hard rock, you know, like, went through it all,” Gossard said. “You know, I bought the first Mötley Crüe Leathür records. I thought . at the time it was punk-like, you know? . It was like Motörhead, and there was things about it that I was discovering about British hard rock at that time that felt also, like, rebellious or against the norm or something that made me interested in it.”
Earlier this month, Vedder and Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx engaged in war of words after the Pearl Jam frontman said in an interview that he “despised” Mötley Crüe.
In an interview with the New York Times, Vedder said, “You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club. I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to – bands that monopolized late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that – I’m trying to be nice – I despised.”
“‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Motley Crue: [expletive] you. I hated it,” he added. “I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous.”
In response, Mötley Crüe bassist Sixx tweeted, “Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated @MotleyCrue. Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it?”
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