In a new video interview with GQ, titled 10 Things Dennis Rodman Can’t Live Without, former NBA player Dennis Rodman praised Pearl Jam and talked about the impact of Black, from 1991’s Ten, at a particular time in his life.
“This song here, Black, who don’t know that song by … this band, Pearl Jam? Who don’t like this band on the planet Earth? Maybe the devil, I don’t know. He’s not on planet Earth but he, ya know, always walks,” Rodman said in the video with a grin across his face, then he went on to explain how he fell in love with band following the release of Ten and how their music helped him during the roughest of times.
“I got hooked on these guys in 1991… I had a bit of an issue in 1993, you know, I wanted to commit that thing called… suicide. It’s amazing to look back at this, like ‘wow’,” he continued with the lyrics to Black in hand. “You hear these lyrics right here, it’s so true. It’s more than chill bops, it’s more like, ‘damn’, it’s heavenly felt. You just float on cloud 55, or 91, or 110.”
“They saved my life man. I tried to commit suicide and for some reason, the voice of love came in my life at that particular moment that night and it was Pearl Jam, and I thank Pearl Jam for doing that for me. Not the sole reason but it was a main reason”.
Here’s the full video interview.
Born in 1980, she joined the pearljamonline.it team in 2007, in particular taking care of the English version and the texts and translations section. Co-author of “Pearl Jam Evolution”, always looking for news and curiosities about the band.
Favorite song: Given To Fly
Favorite album: Vitalogy
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Bruce Springsteen, U2, Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, Ramones