Pearl Jam singer and bassist were interviewed by the New York Times on the upcoming American vote: we report the higlights of the interview.
“What we’ve attempted to do with PJ Votes is really just bring it back down to basics and encourage people to, again, think about what’s important to them, and be active and be patient and realize that this election is going to be different than any other.” – Eddie Vedder
“When I was young, even the greatest historian of our time, Howard Zinn, he couldn’t get me as jacked up on politics as Joe Strummer.” – Eddie Vedder
“We were inspired by Neil Young singing Ohio, hearing Gimme Some Truth and the Clash and the Sex Pistols talking about the Tory system in England” – Jeff Ament
Asked how their feelings about this moment could be best summed up in a Pearl Jam song, Vedder immediately offered the opening lyrics to Porch (“What the fuck is this world running to?“) while Ed and Jeff agreed on the cleaner, but no less powerful, lyrics from a cover: John Lennon’s Gimme Some Truth.
You can read the whole interview here: nytimes.com
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. He is collaborating with barracudastyle.com, hvsr.net and rockol.it, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Lanegan, Cat Power