Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament will be the special guest on the November 23rd episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
Mary Carrillo traveled to Montana to get a firsthand look at the spectacular skateparks Jeff Ament’s built and the story behind them.
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is available on HBO and HBO Max.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has built over two dozen skateparks across Montana, hoping to inspire kids and battle the state’s alarming suicide rate. Catch a new #RealSports episode tonight on @HBOMax. pic.twitter.com/ReUn056l6F
— Real Sports (@RealSportsHBO) November 23, 2021
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. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol 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, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power