Nikki Sixx Fires Back at Eddie Vedder Diss, Calls Pearl Jam “One of the Most Boring Bands in History”

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In maybe one of the more random (and frankly pretty dumb) arguments in recent times, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx are slinging it out on the ‘ol internet.

The war of digital words seemingly started due to a comment Vedder made in a New York Times interview recently. Responding to the question of “Do you think any ripples from that Gen X, alt-culture explosion extended to the present?”, Vedder replied:

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.”

Nikki Sixx clearly didn’t take too kindly to the comments, as he took to Twitter to say the following:


If you want our pressing thoughts on the whole matter, this probably best sums it up:


Stay tuned for the Eddie Vedder Nikki Sixxi boxing match at 11.

Until then, if you feel so inclined, you can buy a ticket to see Motley Crue playing stadiums later this year:

June 16 – Atlanta, GA
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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
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July 12 – Hershey, PA
July 14 – Cleveland, OH
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July 17 – Milwaukee, WI
July 19 – Kansas City, MO
July 21 – Denver, CO
Aug 5 – Boston, MA
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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: The Pit staff