Eddie Vedder Throws Even More Shade Towards Mötley Crüe

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It doesn’t seem like Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder intends on playing nice. Both Vedder and that of Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx have been having a little bit of a back and forth since Vedder shared some not nice words about the hair metal act in a New York Times article. In the interview he said, “You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club. I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to — bands that monopolized late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that — I’m trying to be nice — I despised. ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Mötley Crüe: [expletive] you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous.”

Sixx fired back on Twitter, calling Peal Jam “one of the most boring bands in history,” and now Vedder is clapping back! As reported by UCR, during a February 6th performance in Newark, NJ – supporting his new solo album Earthling – Vedder threw out another jab at the band. While introducing his backing band, with Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Chad Smith on drums, Vedder said, “That drum kit. That silver, beautiful machine that is the engine… does not need to elevate or rotate to do its job. Let me just point that out.”

It doesn’t take rocket science to pick up on what Vedder is saying, for the comment was more than very likely a jab at the theatrical work that Mötley Crüe have been known for throughout their career.

As of right now, the beef between Vedder and Sixx seems to lean towards more playful than malicious. If Vedder isn’t a fan of boozy, vibrant riffs that are all about partying and having a fun time, so be it. If Sixx can’t get down to music that has a soul and is more than just “girls, girls, girls,” to each is own.

You can find fan footage of Eddie Vedder’s comment below.

Eddie Vedder is currently on tour and you can find the remaining dates and locations for his shows below. Nikki Sixx will also be heading out on tour this summer with Mötley Crüe, those dates and locations are below as well.

Eddie Vedder:

Feb. 9 – Chicago @ Auditorium Theatre
Feb. 15 – El Cajon, Calif. @ The Magnolia
Feb. 17 – Inglewood, Calif. @ YouTube Theater
Feb. 21 – Seattle @ Benaroya Hall
Feb. 22 – Seattle @ Benaroya Hall

Mötley Crüe:

June 16 – Atlanta, GA
June 18 – Miami, FL
June 19 – Orlando, FL
June 22 – Washington, DC
June 24 – New York, NY
June 25 – Philadelphia, PA
June 28 – Charlotte, NC
June 30 – Nashville, TN
July 2 – Jacksonville, FL
July 5 – St. Louis, MO
July 8 – Chicago, IL
July 10 – Detroit, MI
July 12 – Hershey, PA
July 14 – Cleveland, OH
July 15 – Cincinnati, OH
July 17 – Milwaukee, WI
July 19 – Kansas City, MO
July 21 – Denver, CO
Aug 5 – Boston, MA
Aug 6 – Boston, MA
Aug 10 – Buffalo, NY
Aug 12 – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 14 – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 19 – Houston, TX
Aug 21 – San Antonio, TX
Aug 22 – Arlington, TX
Aug 27 – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 28 – San Diego, CA
Aug 31 – Seattle, WA
Sept 7 – San Francisco, CA


Words by: Michael Pementel