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Pearl Jam Respond To Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Calling Them “One Of The Most Boring Bands In History”


Multi-platinum grunge rock outfit Pearl Jam have issued a succinct response to Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. If you missed it, Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder recently stirred the pot while discussing his distaste for the glam metal scene of the 80s and 90s which Mötley Crüe helped pioneer. Speaking with The New York Times, Vedder stated:

“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: fuck you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous.

Vedder continued:

Guns N’ Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth. But I’m circling back to say that one thing that I appreciated was that in Seattle and the alternative crowd, the girls could wear their combat boots and sweaters, and their hair looked like Cat Power‘s and not Heather Locklear‘s — nothing against her. They weren’t selling themselves short. They could have an opinion and be respected. I think that’s a change that lasted. It sounds so trite, but before then it was bustiers. The only person who wore a bustier in the ’90s that I could appreciate was Perry Farrell.”

Sixx took issue with Vedder‘s comments on social media late last week, throwing some shade back at Vedder, including the following tweets:

While Pearl Jam didn’t reply to Sixx directly, the intended recipient of the tweet they posted yesterday (February 06th) was clearly directed his way, see it for yourself:

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