Pearl Jam guitarist writes a message in favor of the American basketball leagues protesting the attack on Jacob Blake.
After the protest movements against the George Floyd assassination, now American sport protests against the Wisconsin police who fired seven gunshots at Jacob Blake, paralyzing him, perhaps permanently.
“Thank you to the NBA, WNBA, MLB and MLS for using your means to protest and stand for equality in this country,” Mike McCready wrote in a message shared on Pearl Jam’s various social channels.
The full message is available below.
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