Eddie Vedder Makes Bold Claim About Jimmy Kimmel


Adam Carolla discussed meeting Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder backstage at the Oscars on his podcast. He said Vedder compared Jimmy Kimmel to legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow. Alernative Nation transcribed Caroll’a comments.

“At some point we’re walking to Jimmy’s dressing room, and I have no idea what direction because everything’s a mess. I walked by and Eddie Vedder’s dressing room door is open, Eddie Vedder is standing in it, and there’s this guy standing in the doorway.

So there’s still that doorway dude, but the door is open. I just go fuck it, and I stopped and said, ‘Hey man.’ He said hey radio guy, or something. I said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours. My son is a huge fan, he loves Better Man and all of your stuff.’ He says, ‘Cool.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, I was thinking about Jimmy the other day. He’s really speaking his mind.’

I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘Not in a bad way.’ I said, ‘No.’ He says, ‘He’s like the Edward R. Murrow of our day.’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll share that with him.’ So we’re talking for a little while and he’s like, ‘So your son is a fan?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I got him onto the smart music instead of the dumb music.’ The girls have no choice, they just get shoved right into Rihanna and Katy Perry.”

He later said, “I just said he’s into Pearl Jam and smart music, and he’s smart about it. Eddie’s like, ‘If he’s into this, why don’t you give him these guitar picks.’ He gave me the guitar picks and said, ‘Give these to your boy.’ I said, ‘Thanks man.'”

  • Stone Gossardish

    Classic EV. Carolla a bit intimidated about meeting the voice of a generation, but look how it ended.

    EV has handled being EV better than anyone else of his generation, by far. He’s dealt with and continues to deal with a couple generations worth of jealousy too.

    There’s got to be more songs left in the Pearl Jam tank. They cannot be done. Too much talent there to never squeeze out another great record.

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    • Diana

      Aren’t they working on a new album?

      • Stone Gossardish

        I don’t believe so. I think we’ve heard a bit of lip service here and there. The last word from Ament was the most encouraging. But I see no actual signs of recording yet. Bolt came out in fall of 2013. I knew it would be at least 2019 or 2020 before what happened last May, due to all that ToTD had lining up for 2018. Who knows now, but they can’t be done. Even if it’s a shorter record or longer record or only acoustic record, they can’t be done yet. Too much still there.

  • Olga Stewart

    Eddie has always struck me as someone who is very kind.

    In fact, he gave a guitar to David Letterman to his (David’s) son.