The band also talk “Creep”, Jonny Greenwood’s disdain for guitar solos, and more in a fascinating new interview with Rolling Stone.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Mike McCready discusses Chris Cornell’s death, Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abruzzese’s Rock Hall snub — listen
The guitarist told Sirius XM he thinks Abbruzzese should be in the Hall of Fame.
Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese calls Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubbing “a slap in the face”
Abbruzzese also maintains that he was never officially invited to attend last weekend’s ceremony.
Plus, they jam out to “Rockin’ in the Free World” with Jack Irons, Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, and members of Journey and Yes.
At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament wore a t-shirt imprinted with names of bands not yet inducted
Among those mentioned: Nine Inch Nails, Sonic Youth, Kraftwerk, The Smiths, Elliott Smith, Motörhead, Kraftwerk, and Kate Bush.
The ’90s grunge legends also reunited onstage with original drummer Dave Krusen.
“From my heart, I must tell you, I’ve been gone a long time, you’ve never not been in my heart. Thank you so very much.”
Yes perform with founding frontman Jon Anderson and RUSH’s Geddy Lee at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction — watch
Anderson joins his former bandmates for the first time in well over a decade.
Update: Steve Perry will not perform with Journey at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
What’s more, RUSH bassist Geddy Lee will apparently perform with Yes.
David Letterman will fill in for ill Neil Young and induct Pearl Jam into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Former Late Show host is a noted fan of the band.
Sorry, Journey fans: Steve Perry will “skedaddle” before the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance
Legendary frontman is expected to attend the ceremony, however.
Snoop will honor his old friend during the ceremony on April 7th in Brooklyn.