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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Takes Another Shot At Mötley Crüe

Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder took another jab at Mötley Crüe during a concert the singer played on Sunday, February 6.

The incident happened during the the Pearl Jam singer’s solo performance in at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark in support of his upcoming solo album, Earthling, which is due on Friday, February 11.

Ahead of a drum solo from current Vedder band drummer and Red Hot Chili Peppers member Chad Smith, Vedder said, “That drum kit – that silver, beautiful machine that he is the engine of – does not need to elevate or rotate to do its job. Let me just point that out.”

The comment was a dig at Mötley Crüe’s popular stage theatrics, which includes drummer Tommy Lee‘s kit being lifted, suspended and even revolving.

Earlier this month, Vedder and Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx engaged in war of words after the Pearl Jam frontman said in a recent 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?”

(Photo: Danny Clinch)

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