source: Alternative Nation
Three Pearl Jam Drummers Unite In Surreal Photos
Matt Cameron was photographed backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with former Pearl Jam drummers Dave Krusen and Jack Irons. Krusen was part of the band’s inducted Hall of Fame lineup, and while Irons wasn’t he was invited by his close friend Eddie Vedder to attend. Krusen drummed on Ten, while Irons drummed on No Code and Yield. Below this photo is another awesome Krusen backstage photo!
Jack Irons tweeted, “Very happy to have been in attendance for Rock Hall 2017!! Nothing but love for my friends in Pearl Jam and the whole PJ organization!”
Dave Krusen also shared a backstage photo of himself and his family with the ‘boss’ Eddie Vedder. Krusen wrote, “Family photo with the boss- thanks for a great night everybody!”
Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron commented on the controversy surrounding former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese’s exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a late March interview with Rockol. Keep in mind the interview was published in Italian, so these are translated quotes and Cameron may have used different verbiage in his answers.
The reporter asked, “Does Pearl Jam’s entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have a special meaning for you? And how many drummers will be present?”
Cameron responded, “Things are out of my control, I have no idea what will happen with the drummers. I just know that the ones who enter the Hall of Fame will be me and Dave Krusen. It is an honor. It will be fun.”
When asked about a new Pearl Jam album, Cameron said, “For now the only plan is to gather and write new songs.”
Here’s how Rolling Stone’s music critic, David Fricke, reviewed Ten on December 12, 1991:
“On Ten, Pearl Jam — descended from the late, lamented Mother Love Bone — hurtles into the mystic at warp speed. Singer-lyricist Eddie Vedder sometimes lets his words get way ahead of his good intentions: ‘I don’t question/Our existence/I just question/Our modern needs’ (‘Garden’). Focus instead on his voice — a ragged, enraged mongrel blend of Robert Plant and James Hetfield — and the Pearls’ surprising, and refreshing, melodic restraint. They wring a lot of drama out of a few declarative power chords swimming in echo.”
Photo from the Ten cover shoot by Lance Mercer Photography.
(rare picture with Dave Krusen)
Ten Album Art:
on the album color: “There was a bit of headbutting going on with the Sony art department at that time. The version that everybody got to know as the Ten album cover was pink, and it was originally intended to be more of a burgundy color and the picture of the band was supposed to be black and white.”
2. The original photo was taken by Lance Mercer.
3. The giant Pearl Jam letters were cut out of wood by Jeff Ament.
4. Jeff Ament is credited for the albums artwork and art direction. said Jeff: “The original concept was about really being together as a group and entering into the world of music as a true band…a sort of all-for-one deal.”
5. When asked about the cover photo’s meaning, Ten drummer, Dave Krusen said this: “I feel like it was unity. Jeff built this massive Pearl Jam wood cut-out. That thing we’re standing in front of was actual size! Jeff’s an amazing artist through and through.”