Given to Fly: Honoring 25 Years of Pearl Jam

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“Arms wide open with the sea as his floor”

March 10, 1991: Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament appear on Seattle radio station, KISW and reveal that their band would be changing its name from Mookie Blaylock to Pearl Jam. In Cameron Crowe’s PJ20 film, there is scene where Vedder humorously explains the change, “Yeah the name was taken by this guy named… Mookie Blaylock.” The next day, Pearl Jam would enter London Bridge Studios to begin recording their debut record, Ten.

A few short months earlier, October 22, 1990 to be exact, the band played their first show ever (as Mookie Blaylock) at Seattle’s Off Ramp after only knowing each other a few days. In between the first gig and the name change, Vedder packed all his belongings into his truck and moved up to Seattle from San Diego where he would join guitarist Stone Gossard, bassist Jeff Ament, guitarist Mike McCready and then drummer Dave Krusen. The band would hunker down in a jam-space below the Galleria Potatohead, crafting up many of the songs that would appear on Ten. Having played 21 shows before the official recording began, a few songs were introduced to the public via these live performances and an occasional demo track played on the radio.

Ten would go on to be certified 13X platinum and sell more than 10 million copies. In addition to their unprecedented bootleg series, Pearl Jam has released ten other studio records including 2003’s Lost Dogs, which is a B-side/rare track compilation. With 2013’s Lightning Bolt (which debuted at #1) being the latest, there is talk of the band hitting the studio in the near future to begin work on the follow-up. Longtime band manager, Kelly Curtis, relayed in a fan chat back in December that there are plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ten, with exact details still to be announced.

Over the past 25 years, Pearl Jam have so positively impacted the lives of countless people around the world. They are unifiers whose music serves as the wave we all devotedly ride on with gleaming pride. Their epic live shows are experiences – where you can truly go somewhere else for three hours, getting completely submersed in the music.

Pearl Jam will play their 1,000th show by the end of this year (according to LiveFootsteps.org) with a 2016 spring and summer tour on the horizon. That would be 1,000 different setlists. 1,000 different experiences and at least 1,000 opportunities for fans to meet each other. Speaking of the faithful fans, they too are in a league of their own. Ten Clubbers – often congregate by the hundreds if not thousands, from city to city. The shared love of Pearl Jam’s music has introduced marriages, friendships and organizations like the Wishlist Foundation that strive to make an impact – another area where Pearl Jam has so generously shared their platform.

Their moto is simple. If you are going to shine this light on us and give us this stage, we will also use it to surface important issues in the world where if you’re likeminded, perhaps it will encourage you to have a voice too. Their Vitalogy Foundation for example, is a public non-profit formed ten years ago that supports the efforts of other nonprofit organizations working in the fields of community health, the environment, social change, arts and education. We’ve seen skate parks be built, dedicated research and funding efforts towards Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Team Gleason, EB Research Partnership and various efforts to make our planet more habitable. During the past few months alone, Pearl Jam along with partners, donated $300,000 to Flint, Michigan and pledged two songs in support of Eagles of Death Metal – Sweet Stuff Foundation. They lead by example in both music and the community.

Pearl Jam is built on fortitude, appreciation and passion. Three very necessary qualities to march 25 years strong without a single split or reunion needed. They make you as the listener feel high amongst the waves as if you are right there with them and the most exciting part – perhaps the best is yet to come.

To honor 25 years, I engaged numerous artists, athletes, friends, tour mates and fans to share their personal thoughts on the one and only Pearl Jam.

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BRANDON BOYD
Lead singer of Incubus, artist

Pearl Jam is one of those bands that made me want to be in a band. All the guys in Incubus really bonded over their first record along with a handful of others. I was an immediate fan after hearing Ten. I then remember hearing Vs. when it was released and thinking – they took a giant step forward here and are now in their own universe.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Go”

Favorite Pearl Jam Album:
Ten

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
A few years ago we did a festival run in Europe and a few of the shows were with Pearl Jam. I got to stand onstage and watch them for the first time from that perspective. I was blown away by everyone in the band, but it’s hard not to focus your attention on Eddie Vedder – probably one of the most charismatic front-people of his generation. I remember wondering if they still had it. By the first song I was like – holy shit, they are still insanely good. The crowd had this reverence that was almost religious. It was beautiful to watch.

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KELLY SLATER
Professional Surfer, 11X World Surf League Champion

Prior to ever knowing Eddie Vedder or anyone in the band, I was a huge fan of their music. I traveled with a friend named Shane Herring from Australia in the early 90’s and in ‘92 all he listened to was Pearl Jam. That’s what introduced me to them. I won my first world title that year and Shane placed 4th. A couple of years later, Shane disappeared from pro surfing and got caught up in drugs and alcohol quite extensively. While going thru a rough patch, I asked Eddie to call him and just lend him some support as a surprise. They played phone tag, but never got to speak. Shane called me crying that he had missed him and that Eddie even knew who he was. It was a touching gesture.

When Vs. came out I was going through a breakup and the album became my therapy. The day it released, my brother and friends and I sat on our roof at night watching the stars and listening to it over and over, studying the lyrics and finding images in the clouds above. Not sure why I remember that so well, but it made a huge impression and Eddie’s lyrics seemed to somehow connect my thoughts almost perfectly. Everyone has a band or song that accurately sums up what you think and feel and Pearl Jam was that for me for many years.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Alive”
It was an anthem in the early 90’s for my generation. It was also a song that a friend of Eddie’s and mine woke up singing after a heart attack and thinking he had died. Funny enough his name was Jeremy. RIP Jeremy ‘Wire’ Curtain.

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Vs.

Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
Pearl Jam came out to the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii just after I won my 8th world surfing title. They played a private show for about 3-400 people at Waimea a couple nights before their own gig and opening a show for U2. They invited me onstage to play a song with them and handed me a guitar. By the end of the song I realized it was customized with the logo Quiksilver had made for my world title and that it was mine. I was just stoked to play a song with them and didn’t realize they had something up their sleeves. Not sure it gets much better than that when you’re a fan of a band.

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DANNY CLINCH
Acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and director

I met Eddie Vedder at Lollapalooza 1992 when my friend Tim Donnelly invited me along to an interview he was doing with him for Surfrider Foundation. I found that after meeting him I really wanted to check out the music more thoroughly. What a payoff!

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Wishlist” for one mood, “State of Love and Trust” for the other

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Vs.

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
Playing harmonica on “Red Mosquito” live at ACL and also traveling with band and filming them for Immagine in Cornice throughout Italy. It was incredible. The fans were amazing and welcoming.

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KENNY MAYNE
ESPN – SporsCenter, Mayne Street, Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports

I first heard Pearl Jam on the radio along with a ton of other great music. I lived in Seattle then and again now. The intros at first were, “here’s another local band,” but several songs were quickly internationally known. A couple years into their run I met Jeff Ament when I did a story on his relationship with Shawn Kemp. Jeff played basketball some in college and he went to a ton of Sonics games. I knew I liked him right away. I remember walking with him down toward where he lived at the time near the Coliseum. He gave some advice to my niece on my tape recorder because she was taking bass lessons at the time. She’s a bit of an artist now. I should have her make a Pearl Jam picture as she did recently for Marshawn Lynch as the return favor. That would be an imbalance in time as Jeff and I talked about her for only a minute. But she’ll probably do it. Like most of us, we are proud of them.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Untitled”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Live at Benaroya (Seattle)

Favorite Pearl Jam Experience:
That Benaroya show. I was covering a Sonics pre-season game. Brent Barry (a Sonic at the time) asked if I instead wanted free tickets to the Benaroya show. We’d driven by the “Sold Out” sign earlier that day. I went into the Sonics’ locker room, grabbed his keys and went to his hippie van to get the tickets. It was an amazing show. Brent and I became friends since that night.

I’ve gotten to know Jeff the best. I’ve played for the Pearl Jam Flag Football Team the last two years at Mike McCready’s big event at Century Link field for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and have had a chance to meet most of the guys one way or another. They are superstars at what they do. They are just neighbors otherwise. I took my daughters once to see One Direction in Seattle. Ed was doing the same thing.

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JIM JAMES
Lead singer of My Morning Jacket

We were so lucky to have a band like Pearl Jam be HUGE when we were coming of age. I didn’t have an older sibling or anyone to teach me about new music and I feel like the great thing about bands like Pearl Jam/REM/Nirvana was that they taught us about all the bands that came before them as well as other great new bands who might not have been getting all the hype they were getting.

They have always seemed very generous about helping to turn their fans on to other music. It has also been so inspiring to see how hard they fight for good causes and speak up for what they believe in. I feel like they have been such a good “big brother” style influence on a band like us.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Oceans”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Ten

Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
I was 13 when my little brother was born and when he would wake up I would sing him “Oceans” sometimes to put him to back to sleep. Also opening for Pearl jam and getting to perform with Eddie. We thought it was so amazing that he would take the time and effort to come sit in with us. It was incredible to get to sing with him and the rest of the guys, especially Jeff, were always very warm, welcoming and treated us so well.

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ANN WILSON
Lead singer of Heart

I first heard Pearl Jam when they were still called Mookie Blaylock at a Seattle club called the Off Ramp. They were very powerful and very Seattle club band in those days. Memorable.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Jeremy”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Ten

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
At Cameron Crowe’s Singles movie release party in LA. Ed onstage in a helmet swigging red wine from the bottle, getting security all upset and setting off a minor riot….after which Chris Cornell quipped, “nobody died.” The crazy Ol’ days!

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DANNY MASTERSON
Actor – That 70’s Show, Men at Work, The Ranch

I fell in love with “Hunger Strike” from Temple of the Dog. Then I heard “Alive” and actually lost my shit. Finally a genre of rock created for my head space (a man can only take so many years of hair metal). I’ve been to over 50 shows. Each one was the best I’d ever seen.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“In My Tree”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
No Code

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
Calling in sick on a movie (94/95?) to drive down and see them play San Diego with The Ramones opening.

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MATT NATHANSON
Singer-songwriter

I first heard Pearl Jam in the fall of 1991 in my freshman college dorm, on my boom box. I had no idea what they looked like. I had never been to Seattle. I only had the album cover and the music and it felt like the best musical mystery ever. The record was a journey. The way it starts and ends with Jeff Ament’s fretless bass, it was like hippy metal, but with these incredible lyrical images – dark and so fucking passionate with Eddie Vedder’s voice beamed in from Mars.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Rearviewmirror” and “Release”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Yield

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
I saw Pearl Jam in the spring of 1992 at the Ventura Theatre. It was typical transcendent early Pearl Jam – Eddie climbing on everything and the band killing. They opened with “Once.” I had never seen Fugazi or Bad Brains or anything even close to this passion. Kids losing their minds, like religion.

My most prized possession for a long time was a cassette bootleg of the first time Pearl Jam played the Bridge School benefit in 1992. They opened with “Footsteps” and ended with “Daughter,” “Angel” and a Little Steven cover, “I am a Patriot.” Four unreleased songs! (Technically footsteps was a B-side.) Man, I wore that cassette out. I still can’t listen to Eddie sing the “across the waste of space and fields of air I glide alone at night” part of “Angel” without crying. Spooky, magical stuff.

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JON LEIBERMAN
Creative Director and Executive Producer at SAP TV and correspondent at the Howard Stern Show

I remember first hearing Pearl Jam as a teenager and I loved them right away. They are the greatest band on earth.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Rearviewmirror”

Favorite Pearl Jam album:
No Code

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
Seeing them at Barclays in Brooklyn in 2013, surrounding Lightning Bolt. It was amazing!

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MARK ARM
Lead singer of Mudhoney

I first heard Pearl Jam when they played the Off Ramp as Mookie Blaylock. My memory of that night is super hazy due to the fact that I was totally wasted. They are a great live band. The addition of Matt Cameron kicked them into overdrive and they are better now than ever. They manage to excel in large venues without resorting to gimmicky theatrics. I love that the band was able to create its own alternate machine and navigate through the pitfalls of success and fame unscathed. That each member of the band is a down to earth mensch is an added bonus!

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Do the Evolution”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Their more recent albums like Lightning Bolt, Backspacer and Avocado

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
There are so many: first playing with them in ’93 and reconnecting with Jeff and Stone, SE Asia in ’95, South America in ‘05, PJ20 and the subsequent Canadian tour.

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JOE BUCK
Fox Sports Broadcaster, host of Audience Network’s, Undeniable

When Pearl Jam first came out, I had never heard anything like it. It was all Eddie Vedder to me. The voice. The power in it. It’s hard to deny.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Release”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Backspacer

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
Hanging with Eddie in his dressing room after the 2010 St. Louis show. To get the opportunity to just sit there and talk about things like baseball, books or movies was pretty special. To hear him say in years past, he couldn’t wait to get out of there and get to a bar and now he’s taking a calligraphy class and can’t wait to get back to his room and practice calligraphy, you realize he is just a regular guy with a family and kids. He’s got a lot of the same worries and concerns as all fathers with daughters across the world. Just connecting with him on a man to man level and not a star struck level was really cool.

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BRETT SCALLIONS
Lead singer of Fuel and 1,2,3 GO! (bandmates with Mike McCready)

My introduction to Pearl Jam was by seeing the Even Flow video. One of their debut singles and they decided to release a live video which is really unheard of. The energy captured was enthralling. Pearl Jam’s release of the Ten record was a game changer for music. Overnight people threw away their spandex and replaced it with flannel. The music was and will forever be undeniable.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Even Flow”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Vs.

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
Seeing them a few years ago at the LA Forum. THEY KILLED IT.

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STAR ANNA
Singer-songwriter

I listened to Pearl Jam in high school, but didn’t really start digging them until after. I just remember the first time I truly realized what a force they were. Eddie Vedder’s powerful voice, not just strong, but so emotional, has been such an inspiration to me. I was listening to a cassette tape in my car while driving over the pass and it just hit me, the depth of the lyrics, Eddie’s voice and the band as a whole.

To me, Pearl Jam is the go to for what a band should be. They’ve managed to stay together and continue to put out powerful, meaningful music, as well as each venture out on their own. They inspired millions of people and bands, but their sound is still their own and nobody can touch it.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Blood”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Vs.

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
The first time I got to see them live was at Pearl Jam 20 and I got to be one of the opening bands. Getting to watch them from the side stage was surreal. They put on such a monster show, so many bands just don’t do it like they do anymore. Hours of giving their all. It was incredible.

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MATT PINFIELD
Acclaimed music personality, Sirius XM radio host, MTV and VH1 show host

I’ll never forget seeing the band at a Gavin convention show when they were still called Mookie Blaylock.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“I Am Mine” and “Leash”

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Vs.

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
Getting to do all the interviews for Storytellers at the old Limelight in New York City.

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*photo #14 & 15 by Danny Clinch

BRENT BARRY
NBA Analyst – NBA TV, Former NBA player- 1995-2009 (Seattle SuperSonics 1999-2004), 2X NBA Champion

Jeff Ament, some of his friends and I have been friends for many years and I have been very fortunate to share some incredible experiences that mean the world to me. I tell him that often. They have spanned times of great joy for me and times of great personal growth as well. Accompanying his friendship, there has been more strengthening of an intimate relationship that I have had with the band and their music that has endured.

Favorite Pearl Jam Song:
“Go”
During my playing days in Seattle, I would break out of the team meeting and step into a small weight room adjacent to the team’s locker room. The weight training coach and his assistant would be standing by a small stereo component system and when I walked into the room, I would turn off the lights and they would hit play. I would marinate in the opening thunderous drums and wait for Mike McCready to hit the opening riffs. I would then be in a good place to go and do my job for the night. If this wouldn’t get you ready for an NBA basketball game I’m not sure what would.

Favorite Pearl Jam Record:
Ten

Most Memorable Pearl Jam Experience:
To list all of the things that Jeff has invited me to be a part of that surround the Pearl Jam family, I think becomes a bit braggadocios. However one story that I feel is worth sharing is the day that Jeff, Eddie and I drove my Volkswagen van down to San Onofre State Beach to get an epic day of surf at one of surfing’s most iconic breaks, one that I frequent with my boys. I’ll never forget Ed singing some pop songs on the radio and Jeff massaging my board on a few rocks on his way in from his paddle.

The Pearl Jam family extends so far beyond the members of their band, their management crew, their fan club devotees, the “this is my 100th show” concertgoers, to the new generation of fans that will see them for the first time this year. They’ve woven a fabric of music, message and meaning that has transcended their craft and made them one of America’s true music treasures. Thankfully it is a free world and they keep rockin’ in it. Thank you PJ.

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  • Corndog

    25 years on, and still the greatest rock band in the world.

  • CaroG87

    This year will be my first show (I know, I’m so slack!) …. I can’t wait. It’s going to be especially sweet to share it with my brother, and hope to hear some special tunes with deep personal meaning to us. Cannot wait!!!

    • Corndog

      Best of luck to you. I have only been able to see them once back in 2010 and it was nearly 3 hours of pure magic. Best concert i have ever been to. I brought my son with me, who was 4 at the time. Figured it would be a nice memory for him. He loved it!

      • CaroG87

        It’s the first for both my brother and I. If they play GTF and “I Am Mine” I’ve told him to have Kleenex on hand…. If they play “Release Me” we’ll both need them. Our mom passed this weekend, and during those last few days, I sang “I Am Mine” and “GTF” to her a good bit. I used the last two lines of “Fly” to announce her passing to my friends. But we know “Release Me” (changing Dad to Mom) will have us absolutely verklempt…… We are so ready for the magic. When we learned they were coming to OUR town we knew we had to get tickets mo matter what!!! So we are definitely psyched!

        • Corndog

          Very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the concert helps in some small way to ease the sadness.

          You know if you could pass a note to the front somehow and tell Eddie the circumstances i’m sure he’d happily play a request for you.

          • CaroG87

            I will try that …. Couldn’t hurt! Worst that could happen is that it doesn’t get played! Thanks for the tip and condolences. My mom’s tastes were more Pearl Bailey than Pearl Jam but she gave me a love and appreciation for music and it has been there for me since I can remember.

          • Corndog

            No worries man. Hope you get to hear the songs you want:)

          • CaroG87

            Me too!

        • Rizz

          Be cool bro. Enjoy

          • CaroG87

            We will!

      • TSlvRBlkBrwn

        Damn man, sorry to hear about your mother.

        What show will be your first?

        • Corndog

          Not me man, it was Caro who lost his mom.

          • CaroG87

            BTW, Caro is a she…… 🙂 (CaroG is for Carolina Girl)
            And Greenville SC is my first show

          • Corndog

            My apologies:)

  • Jimmy Intense

    I can’t jizz enough over this band. Corndog knows what I mean 😉

    • Corndog

      Just passing out the kleenex now:)

      • Jimmy Intense

        I could use some double-ply if you have any to spare.

        • Corndog

          Man, we’ve got latex gloves and everything. Fill your boots!

          • Jimmy Intense

            Don’t skimp on the KY…

          • Corndog

            I can see you’ve put a lot of thought into this man. It’s all about the prep work;)

  • Goat Boy

    Great read! Can we get some input from Patrick Warburton. That guy is a huge PJ fanboy.

  • herbert

    wish somehow they’ll let dave abbruzzese play drums one of the shows

    • Corndog

      Best drummer they ever had. I’m really not a fan of Cameron.

  • JG10

    Love how EV changes he to “WE” still stand in that video

  • Lucky Neko

    Yep, 25 years of illusions, specially that EV guy…

    • Corndog

      You saying that your uncle Eddie is a magician?

  • Felonious Punk

    They should have quit in 2002 when they were still somewhat-interesting.

    • Jimmy Intense

      And yet you can’t get enough Foo Fighters!? Lol…they stopped being interesting around the same time but to each their own.

      • Felonious Punk

        It’s like comparing a milk truck to a rocket ship, really.

        Milk truck = PJ

        Rocket = FF

        • Ben

          You talking about the rocket that grows in the garden and leaves a bitter taste in your mouth!?

          • Corndog

            Set, and match;)

          • Felonious Punk

            Yes. Exactly. Spot on, Ben.

          • Ben

            Lol I see you edited Rocket into Rocket ship!
            Now your talking baloney!

          • Felonious Punk

            Seeing as it specifically says “rocket ship” in the first line of what I typed, it should be impossible for even a tosser like yourself to misinterpret what I typed. But low and behold, you came through. So I clarified it for you.

            *le sigh* Simple Ben strikes again..

          • Ben

            Lol seeing as you had to edit it in… seems like you should clarify what you write before you write it!

          • Felonious Punk

            I’m upset? looooool okay there, Ben. Ever notice how it’s always YOU who’s riding my ass around here, unprovoked? Seems to me I’m the one who’s gotten under *your* skin; you’ve resorted to deliberately misinterpreting rudimentary posts that have absolutely nothing to do with you in order to get some attention.

            Seriously, what essence do you contribute to this place, besides being a weasel who feels the need to call out every post I make?

          • Ben

            LOL! Obviously you can’t handle a joke at your own expense highlighting your own error! Take a chill Punk! The funs on you! 🙂

          • Felonious Punk

            Yea, obviously, right? You totally played me there, Ben. You finally got me over a barrel, after months of trying. Most definitely. Checkmate.

            lol smh

          • Ben

            Oh and your right about one thing – Unlike you, I don’t contribute to this place. I just drop by every now and then to take a bite of the apple.

            Maybe you would prefer me to troll the site day and night, remove the ad-blocker, click the ads and praise Grohl’s ‘ingenious’ throne…. but it ain’t gonna happen!

          • Felonious Punk

            If by “bite of the apple” you mean dropping in every week to find posts I make to make some shitty remark about or occasionally comment under the Soundgarden articles, then yea

            Not that I give a shit whether you post here or not. Hopefully you drop off the face of the site eventually like that Boom idiot

          • Ben

            Well I hardly drop by that often and even more rarely do I make a comment. Clearly what I have said has got under *your* skin. Get over it… atleast Boom was half intelligent and had better taste in music!

          • Felonious Punk

            Under my skin? You only show up to post shit in retaliation to what I post, you simp. This has been going on for months. MONTHS. Get over it…you were saying?

            And Boom couldn’t even form a complete sentence when he would type. Not surprising you would find that sort of thing “intelligent”

          • Ben

            Hahaha…. Simp. That isn’t even a real word, but I guess you mean simple. Still dishing out juvenile name calling.

            Don’t worry this website has less and less reason to visit and soon you won’t have to deal with me getting under *your* skin at all!

          • Felonious Punk

            According to Webster’s Dictionary, ‘simp’ is most definitely a word

            Here: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/simp?s=t

            And while we’re at it, here’s another term to describe you: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dumbass?s=t

            Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out..

          • Ben

            LOL Fail! I thought you might dish out the dictionary link. Look more carefully it says “Informal” which means it is not a real English word. It is informal slang therefore not a proper English word. Nice try, but check your facts more carefully next time.

          • Felonious Punk

            So we’re playing games with semantics now?

            You are beyond stupid. Where, on any section of that page, does it state that ‘simp’ is informal? Hell, you can’t even read, you’re so pathetic. You have to resort to just making shit up, like people aren’t going to click the link and just take your word for it?

            lolololol check my facts…so you’re essentially saying that Merriam-Webster is wrong on account of what you think people should believe?

            Just unbelievable idiocy on your part. Not going to waste my time on you anymore. You are heretofore banished to Boom-level “tl;dr” jackass level, Ben Dumbass.

          • Ben

            LOL Felonious Fail! I see it is you who is playing games…. editing your post and link yet again. Nice try but I have your original post & link as sent via Disqus notification. If you are too incapable of reading the word “informal” right next to the word “Simp” and on all the cites and origins then maybe a screenshot with a big red circle around it might help, or are you colour blind too!

            Sorry you feel so defeated Felonious! It was fun while it lasted!

          • Felonious Punk

            tl:dr

          • Ben

            LOL! Having trouble reading… too long for your attention span or you just can’t read?

            Summarised version:
            Sorry you are so defeated Felonious! It was fun while it lasted!

          • Felonious Punk

            tl; dr

          • Ben

            Now this is truly hilarious!

            You just continue to dish out the same juvenile name calling and not once have I even said an expletive word to you….and yet you report me and temporarily get me banned from the comments!

            This is actually extremely hilarious and further proves you are just a puppet.

            It was fun while it lasted

          • Felonious Punk

            lol the fuck are you on about now, Weasel? I have never snitched or reported anyone. I certainly didn’t here, in your case. Looks like someone else is taking you for a ride now..

            Also…

            “You just continue to dish out the same juvenile name calling and not once have I even said an expletive word to you”

            So claiming I can suck my own dick — the remark that started this whole back and forth — doesn’t count? Not that I care; just thought I’d further point out how full of shit you are.

          • Ben

            So that post wasn’t too long after all…. must be selective attention span or you just couldn’t handle the content.

          • Felonious Punk

            I can’t wait to see how you try to spin your latest error of assuming it was me who reported your dumbass, when the person who really did fesses up or a moderator sets the record straight. So much for your credibility there, BD

          • Ben

            I never even said anything about your dick or anybodies dick! It is you who is always talking about ass & dick whilst dishing out juvenile names with expletives. Seriously grow up!

          • Felonious Punk

            Ben • 3 days ago

            “lol you sure that isn’t just Felonious going down on himself!”

            So, as I was saying…

          • Ben

            Yes as *you* where saying…. what is your problem! LOL

          • Felonious Punk

            Don’t try to backpeddle with more of your lame word subterfuge, Ben.

            You claimed you never said *anything* about my dick or anybody else’s dick, and I just easily proved you were full of shit by reposting a remark you made about me sucking myself off.

            Not that I care you share Jimmy’s knack for homophobic remarks; that doesn’t bother me. I just wanted to point out how full of crap you are.

          • Ben

            LOL! Nice try but writing a whole bunch of shit and putting quotation marks doesn’t mean shit.

          • Felonious Punk

            Actually, it does. Especially in this case where you claimed you never said anything homophobic about anyone’s dick, and I easily proved you wrong.

            And now you have zero explanation for your little slip-up, and you’re too proud to admit you were wrong, so you’re just dancing around with these stupid replies when you know damn well I’ve hung your ass out to dry here.

            And everyone else can see it, too. Oops!

          • Ben

            You haven’t proven anything other than you are a grade A troll and get all antsy when someone steps on your toes.

          • Felonious Punk

            Aha…just as I predicted. No explanation whatsoever.

            Game, set, match. Once again.

          • Ben

            Wow! You are still so upset about something *you* ‘claim’ I supposedly said 3 days ago!

            Look I can put “quotation” marks where ever I please too!

          • Felonious Punk

            tl; dr

          • Ben

            LOL! tl;dr every time you loose! Have a nice day Felonious!

          • Felonious Punk

            tl; dr

          • Ben

            Thankyou for finally admitting that you lost!

          • Felonious Punk

            tl; dr

            oh btw

            “LOL! tl;dr every time you loose!”

            Loose is used in the wrong context here, and makes no sense in this sentence. You know, since you’re a stickler for proper grammar

          • Ben

            Yeah big deal I admit the auto-keyboard is shitty. I never said I was a great speller and I’m no stickler for grammar, but wrong spelling has nothing to do with grammar. LOL

          • Felonious Punk

            Thanks for admitting you just “loosed”, dumbass

            LOL

          • Ben

            LOL I make a typo and you still manage to misquote it! I wrote loose instead of lose and you still manage to misquote me as saying “loosed”

            At least I can accept I made a typo.

          • Ben

            LOL you edited you post again…. luckily I got a screenshot to show how stupid you are misquoting my own misspelling.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Go fuck yourself, Erroneous Spunk. You’re beyond pathetic when someone gives you a taste of your own medicine. And picking on mentally handicapped children? I knew you were an asshole but didn’t think you’d sink that low. Real classy. My son has a mental disability so I take great offence to your flippant remarks.

            Corndog, please delete that comment. Resorting to making fun of mentally handicapped people is beyond tasteless and extremely offensive. That Felonious fool might be entertaining to you but he’s beyond the most arrogant person on this site and is incapable of showing anyone respect unless they agree wholeheartedly with his warped and twisted views on life.

            I’ll assume you approve making fun of the mentally disabled if the comment is not deleted.

          • Felonious Punk

            Aww, did Jimmy Dense’s feelings get hurt? That’s strange; we’ve seen you call PLENTY of people/things retarded on this site in the past. So have I; funny how you’re just now clueing us in to this major asshurt you have about the whole thing.

            If you think we don’t see this as some kind of Pink Taco ripoff routine, you’re mistaken, you sham. Watching you swoop in to try and rescue Ben from this latest humiliation is oddly reminiscent of the time Cornell’s Mustache fucking owned you all over the site that one day and I had to bail your ass out then, too. Good to see I set a good example there.

            I don’t give a shit if you don’t like my comments. I don’t like your homophobic, “I’m gonna fuck your mother in her ass” remarks, but you don’t see me crying to the moderators about it. What a snitch bitch move that is, Dense. Talk about not being able to take some of your own medicine.

          • Jimmy Intense

            You have got to be kidding me. Snitch bitch move eh? Kind of like that time you whined to Brett about being banned because your whole world became meaningless? You must be a sad, pathetic and lonely piece of trash if commenting here means that much to you.

            I guess if your opinion is the baseline consensus then Alternative Nation approves comments that make fun of the disabled but mention fucking someone’s mom is where you draw the line? You’re more pathetic than I originally thought. You think I give a fuck if posters want to stalk me on social media? I certainly didn’t need you to “save my ass”. That’s ludicrous.

            “We” let it slide? Haha didn’t realize you were a moderator or somehow connected to the operators of this site but it wouldn’t surprise me. Your incessant bitching like a child is only good for 2 things: making you look like a complete fool, and providing Brett with guaranteed ad revenue/page hits. Talk about being someone’s bitch.

            “…I don’t particularly like your homophobic, “I’m gonna fuck your mother in her ass” remarks…”

            That doesn’t even make sense unless Pink Taco’s mom is a dude with an assgina. Way to twist and misconstrue my quote there, tool. If you can’t even properly quote someone or backup your own claims (i.e dictionary definitions, etc.) without resorting to calling names and having a temper tantrum then you’ve clearly had way too much Internet. Seriously go take a break, calm the fuck down and come back when you’ve had enough of a time out. When you get worked up you just make a further ass of yourself!

          • Felonious Punk

            I wouldn’t call it whining, per se. Masserone banned me and another poster for dissing Cage The Elephant and I thought it was a bit extreme, so I e-mailed Brett about it and he agreed it was unnecessary and thus reinstated me. Never once have I whined to a moderator about not being able to swallow a taste of my own medicine and asking for a comment to be removed, like that’s just going to un-say whatever you got your little heart broken over.

            So yea, the fact remains. Jimmy Intense = Sniveling little snitch bitch. If the shoe fits…

            And yet, a self-professed family man with a mentally-handicapped child has all day to sit here and bicker with someone he claims means nothing to him? What’s up with that? You’ll definitely get my vote for Dad/Husband of the Year, lol

            But you’re right, I DO enjoy posting here. Can’t deny it’s fascinating to see people like yourself and Ben get all bent out of shape over another person’s opinion on the internet. Boo hoo indeed!

            Then there’s these golden nuggets:

            “providing Brett with guaranteed ad revenue/page hits. Talk about being someone’s bitch.”

            So that would essentially make Corndog Brett’s bitch, since he’s a moderator on Brett’s site. You know, Corndog…the guy you were crying to earlier about removing a post I made that stung your heartstrings? Good job.

            And guess what, Dimmy Jim? YOU TOO are Brett’s bitch, if you want to bring in the whole “contributing ad revenue” argument (that I gave rise to, I might add; another example of you copping my shit). What do you think you’re doing for the site every time you continue posting a reply in this dumbass argument you’re so committed to? For a guy who dislikes Alt Nation all of a sudden, you’re one of its most profitable posters. Again, good job.

            Also…

            “If you can’t even properly quote someone or backup your own claims (i.e dictionary definitions, etc.) without resorting to calling names and having a temper tantrum then you’ve clearly had way too much Internet. Seriously go take a break, calm the fuck down and come back when you’ve had enough of a time out. When you get worked up you just make a further ass of yourself!”

            For a guy who claims he isn’t copying my style, this retort sure looks a LOT like a retort I’ve used in the past. Literally word for word, I’d say. “Too much internet”…”Come back when you’ve had enough of a time out”…all things I’ve posted in the past that you’re just regurgitating. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Yep sounds like you snitched like a little bitch to me LOL

            “Brett PLEASE let me post again! My life depends on it! I’m soooo sorry it won’t happen again!”

            I’m growing tired of repeating myself, but seeing as how you apparently can’t read past the 6th grade level (not surprised as you live in the USA and have an abysmal education system)…again… you delusional narcissistic fuckwit – I am not ”copping your style”. Did you trademark your comments? Actually tell you what – since you love this place so much and are on a quest to prove how amazing you are – go and dig up these supposed comments you claim I’m ripping off. Let’s see just how committed you are to proving how right you are. You really have a severe case of narcissism and should seek help. I’m not even making this shit up.

          • Felonious Punk

            “Brett PLEASE let me post again! My life depends on it! I’m soooo sorry it won’t happen again!”

            LoL yea, I’m sure that’s exactly how I worded it. So an inquiry as to why I got banned is the same as snitching to you? By that logic, how the fuck would that classify as me snitching on myself to the guy who allegedly banned me in the first place? That makes zero sense whatsoever and only proves just how desperate and feeble your argument here is.

            And even still, that’s a far cry from you outright crying to a moderator to remove a post that you’ve posted numerous variations of in the past. I inquired to the site owner why he (allegedly) banned me once. You can’t take what you routinely dish out and cried for help like a sissy bitch. Try and spin it all you want with this lame subterfuge of yours, but the proof is right here in the comments: Jimmy is a sissy baby who wants a moderator to delete a post he doesn’t like. Is that gonna make us friends again if Corndog deletes it like nothing happened, little buddy?

            As far as mimicking my style around here, I don’t need to prove shit. You’re essentially admitting to doing so by going on the defensive here, right down to your hilarious geographical stereotyping about Americans being stupid because of our educational system. Boy, we’ve seen that before. At least THAT much is original of you, in that you’re the only one who feels the need to use such things as a means of defense. I guess all Africans are retards to you because they have virtually no education system in Africa too, right?

            LOL I’ll tell you, the shit that comes out of your mouth is both hilarious and embarrassing beyond belief, dude. I’ve heard of burying yourself alive, but jesus christ..

            Stereotypes…more name-calling…homophobia…I guess the only thing left to do is piss you off to the point where you want to fight me offline, again 😀

            As far as being a narcissist…your point is? Is that supposed to bother me that you and others think so? You sure seem to enjoy bickering with said narcissist, and using every lame stereotype/name/homoerotic putdown at your disposal to make said narcissist feel bad. Good luck with that.

            For a guy who claims *I* can’t read and that my country’s educational system is in the proverbial shitter, you completely missed the last dozen or so times I’ve stressed how your opinion of who I might be means absolutely fuck-all to me. The only one who appears to be legit angry here is you, Dense. You keep heckling me for spending so much time here, and yet you yourself have spent yet another day on a site you claim to dislike bickering about nothing with a person you claim to despise.

            Hell, I got more quality time with you today than your own family probably did. Again, good job there, sport : )

          • Jimmy Intense

            Hahahahaha

            My opinion means fuck all yet you’ve spent all this time trying to prove your case?

          • Jimmy Intense

            Where is your proof that I have ever made fun of the mentally disabled? You’re just talking out of your ass. Call it whatever you want but you 100% whined to Brett about being banned for talking shit about Mike Mazzerone and his reporting. That is such a little bitch move and a big difference from me asking Corndog to delete your comment. It’s no different than your buddy Pink Taco asking the same time day earlier yet you had no problem agreeing with him. You’re a fucking hypocrite

          • Jimmy Intense

            I’m guessing you will complain about these losers stealing your image on the Internet too? I mean hell, they even took your name. Really shitty music; seems I would be up your alley…unless…wait…is this you?

            https://www.reverbnation.com/randykunkle

          • Felonious Punk

            Definitely my band

            We wrote the songs “Master of Mistakes” and “Lost For Words” specifically with you in mind..

          • Jimmy Intense

            tl;dr

          • Felonious Punk

            So you ARE copying me then? Appreciate you finally confirming what we all know already.

            It’s amazing how desperate you are to continue this feeble argument, right down to the shameless Googling of my Disqus name in a futile attempt to turn up any ammunition you can on me. Meanwhile I’m sitting here looking at your real name, real email address, Facebook account, etc. Hell, your Google Plus details even has your phone number in it.

            Real good job there.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Hahaha you honestly think that I’m legit copying you. Thanks for taking the bait and proving to everyone just how much you really do care about your image. So pathetic. Go ahead and call the phone # you “shamelessly googled”. Do you want a fucking medal for looking at my G+ page that has never been used? Your further attempts to deflate, embarrass or ridicule me have just been pathetic. I feel sorry for how seriously you take any effort to feel better than others. Get bent.

          • Felonious Punk

            You sound really angry about all this. This isn’t going to ruin your week again, is it? Go spend time with your family, Justin. Looking for ways to trump me is only going to make you more irate.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Tl;dr

          • Corndog

            I deleted both the post Jimmy asked me to and the one Pink Taco asked me to.

            Can we stop now?

          • Felonious Punk

            We stopped all this, like, Monday, dude.

          • Corndog

            Gimme a break! I’ve not really been online at all for the last week as I’ve had shit to take care of in the real world, so I’m late to the party. Story of my life:)

            I’m just glad to hear it’s all over.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Here’s proof that you snitched to Brett like a little bitch and had to apologize for being a complete ass to Mazzerone. Just goes to show you can never admit when you’re wrong and are only here in some lame attempt to ‘prove’ how cool you think you are. Funny to see you’re now rocking 2 Disqus profiles. Willing to bet some other site grew tired of your pathetic ass and banned you. #owned

          • Felonious Punk

            Man, you are really desperate to prove something here, aren’t you? This was three months ago. For starters, I never apologized to Mazzerone for anything I said, so no idea where you’re getting that from. More shit you’re just making up to save face, most likely.

            Also, you have no idea what the meaning of the word ‘snitch’ means, apparently. That email I sent to Brett — you know, the one you never saw — was directly accusing him of being the one who banned me. It wasn’t until he replied and told me it was Mazzerone who did the banning and that it was unnecessary when things cooled off.

            Hardly the definition of snitching, but nice try. Like I already stated, I was of the belief I was going right to the source with my issue. Unlike you, who cries like a sissy bitch to have post deleted, and then keeps on continuing the argument anyway.

            The fact that you have to resort to digging up old posts from last year, Google searching my screen name and wasting so much time trying to prove a non-point only shows just how deep under your skin this whole thing has gotten. You must be unemployed to be able to dedicate this much effort into something you claim to not give a shit about. lol not that I care.

            Ever notice how every time you’re involved in an argument, you have to resort to making it personal? Every time. That speaks multitudes about your character, in case there was any doubt. Seems you’re under no authority to be telling anyone else just how much of a lowlife they are when you personify the definition of it perfectly 🙂

          • Jimmy Intense

            Tl;dr

          • Felonious Punk

            Thanks, this was exactly the answer I was hoping you would respond with.

            Because it proves 1.) that you’re undeniably copying my style, and 2.) there is absolutely no merit to any accusation you’ve attempted to lob at me. I provided more proof of what a delusional half-wit you are and you had no response. I guess it runs in the family, eh? lol

            Checkmate, snitch boy. There’s only one Felonious, and you ain’t it 😀

          • Jimmy Intense

            Lmao you’re too predictable. Knew you’d take that bait also. You only proved how fucking pathetic you are; dreaming people want to be some fucking douche Internet troll with a hard on for being an arrogant piece of shit. Yeah…sounds about what the American dream has become.

          • Felonious Punk

            Tl;dr

          • Corndog

            I haven’t been around the site for a week. Can’t believe this is still going on. Can’t we all just relax? There is no need for all this shit. We’re all here to talk about music. It shouldn’t be like this. Can’t we all just kiss and make up?

          • Corndog

            Actually my own son has some minor mental health issues too so I don’t think that’s something people should be making jokes about. So I’ve deleted it.

            This is the first time I’ve been on the site all week; been busy. Seems this whole thing has escalated to ridiculous proportions. Can’t we all just relax and get along?

          • Jimmy Intense

            Thank you. I have decided not to engage FP on here going forward as we only seem to butt heads ad infinitum.

          • Corndog

            Fair enough. Better than perpetual arguing I guess.

          • Jimmy Intense

            And another thing…

            It really shows the depth of your anger over being owned on this thread. Let’s recap:

            – I proved FF have plenty of ‘safe’ radio songs when you had stated the opposite

            – I proved PJ have 3 #1 albums in a row since 2006 including some hit singles after you stated the opposite

            – you resorted to name calling like a typical “asshurt” troll does when they lose control of the argument and end up with egg on their face from making bogus claims about a band that is just as popular today as they were 20 years ago.

            – you attempted to pass slang off as a valid word, when. in fact slang is widely ‘accepted’ but not considered an official word of the English language

            – you resorted to further name calling whence proved incorrect.

            I’m seeing a pattern here and surely other visitors do. You can’t accept losing an argument about even the simplest of debates and you kick, scream and insult like a little child. It’s rather pathetic.

          • Felonious Punk

            The funny thing this, I was never arguing to begin with. You took the whole “FF > PJ” thing way too seriously, got upset, looked like an ass when you and your buddy Ben Dumbass started with the homophobia shit (as usual), and now you’re throwing *another* fit because you’re *still* angry.

            What’s next? You gonna challenge me to a fight offline again?

            Lolololol the animosity in your posts is absolutely hilarious, dude. Get a fucking grip, you loser. You and your new buddy BD are resorting to nitpicking every word I post to further some pissing contest so you can walk away from the internet with a smile on your face? That is lame beyond words.

            Just like you’re “proving” that the Foo Fighters have safe radio songs…seriously, wtf is that all about? How exactly did you “prove” that? Oh, because it’s your opinion and you said so? lol gotcha

            Boo hoo. Jimmy Homophobe isn’t my friend anymore. I’m just crushed. Proving what complete simps you and Ben are has been fun though, I have to admit.

          • Jimmy Intense

            I would never be friends with such a self-involved, narcissistic, arrogant asshole of a person. Don’t flatter yourself there, bud. That’s just pathetic how you thought we were Internet friends. Real cute hahaha

          • Felonious Punk

            Again, I’m just crushed. How am I ever going to get over this one.

            And spare me the guilt-trip, Dense. You are just as big of a self-involved, narcissistic, arrogant asshole — if not even bigger — than I am. The difference is, I act like that just to get a rise out of people, whereas it’s a true reflection of who you really are, as you’ve proven over and over again.

            For a guy who is allegedly married and has a child with a disability, you sure have a LOT of time to sit online fighting with strangers and telling the Alt Nation site owner how he should be posting his articles. Poor parenting/spousing? Yea, I think so..

          • Jimmy Intense

            That just makes you come off as a truly pathetic basement dweller with no time on their hands. “I’m gonna pretend to be a narcissistic asshole to get a rise out of people online!!” LOL you really ARE a fucking loser Felonious. At least I can own being an asshole in life. I’d rather be an asshole and tell it like it is than pretend to be someone I’m not in a needy attempt for other’s approval. Really. That is so beyond pathetic.

            I’m done wasting my time on your sorry ass. Sure we will all see you lurking around the comments

          • Felonious Punk

            lolololol this just shows what a clueless poseur you truly are, Justin. I have LONG confessed — often times with your upvoted approval — that I’m just having a laugh with the stuff I post here. Save for that time I ranted after the Bataclan attacks, when have you EVER seen me get legit upset about something here? The reason is because I know how to separate my online activity from my offline activity. Whereas you come here and it’s as transparent as glass that you have some serious issues going on in your personal life, that manifests itself in the shit you post here. Hence why you’re so hair-triggered and prone to saying shit you have to walk back over and over again. For the approval of others here.

            Just like I’ve stated numerous times that I couldn’t give a fuck less about anyone else’s approval here. Once again proving how not-serious I take shit online. You just basically admitted how predictable you are by agreeing that I can tell exactly what kind of person you are offline by what you do online, so thanks for the confirmation, I guess.

            You know what else you are, Justin? A true blue bonafide POSEUR. That’s right, you’ve been copping my activity on this site since I humiliated your ass late last year. You weren’t even a presence around here before you lost your shit about that bogus St. Cecilia review I posted and then outed yourself as a total horse’s ass. Ever since, you’ve been this dumb-downed mouthy clone taking your cues from the shit I post. You talk about Pink Taco being a Felonious fanboy when I couldn’t post a fucking thought for months without you backing my play in some form or fashion.

            Face it, doofus: for all the posturing you do trying to out me as a fraud, you’ve been more than obviously aping my style around here for months. That’s not me being narcissistic or self-absorbed either; it’s a FACT. And more than a few people have called you out on it, too.

            Talk about being beyond pathetic.

          • Jimmy Intense

            The depth of your narcissism knows no bounds. So funny that you actually think people pretend to be you around here. That is pretty fucking delusional if you ask me. You just prove how much of a hypocrite you are by resorting to homophobic comments and name calling. “Copping my activity”, “aping my style” please. All you do is ‘pretend’ to be some arrogant asshole that gets off on being a miserable tool to people on a music/tabloid/clickbait website and then pretends like everything was just a joke when really — you got owned, met your match, etc. Yeah, you really caught me…good sleuthing on your part, Holmes. I want to be king shit of fuck mountain.

          • Felonious Punk

            lol when did I ever get owned or meet my match? From you? Ben? LoL please. “Get off my dick” — if that’s what you’re referring to — is a far cry from homophobia than, say, “Pink Taco goes down on Felonious” or whatever that remark was you made.

            Once again Little Jimmy is having an internet meltdown, and for what? Because you look like an ass yet again on this site? I tried clearing the air with you last time we went at it but you just can’t help yourself. Always have to be getting butthurt and making things personal. How very lame.

            As I said, you have been called out repeatedly for being a poor man’s Felonious around here. Incredibly ironic how you’ll help me bash these lurker fucks who show up to criticize the site, and yet that’s all you’ve been doing here for the past two weeks. If this place is such a shit show, why are you still wasting your time here? That makes you no better than all those random people you took to task for the same exact thing. Care to explain that one?

            It all goes back to my point entirely: you just can’t help yourself. You continue to hang around a site you allegedly can’t stand to pick fights over dumb shit that has been a running joke since day one. Jimmy Intense? More like Jimmy Meltdown or Jimmy Hypocrite, really.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Poor man’s Felonious? That sounds awfully narcissistic. Don’t flatter yourself. I haven’t experienced a meltdown over any of this to be honest. You’re the one that posted about it “ruining your day ffs” hahaha

          • Felonious Punk

            Oh lord. I see I need to spell this out for some as well…

            The “ruining your day ffs” remark was not referring to me, brainiac. That was referring to you and other select individuals getting bent over the fact that I said Pearl Jam was a boring, shit band.

            “The Dave Grohl ass-kissing gimmick has obviously run its course and the last thing I want is for people to start getting their feathers ruffled over it. Again.

            Who cares what anyone else likes or doesn’t like. It’s not worth having your day ruined over it, ffs”

            That’s literally impossible to misinterpret, but not surprising you and some others managed to. The whole fact that you are legitimately pissed off right now and continuing this retarded argument proves that; we’re not as dumb as you would like to think we are, Jimmy. Talk about being self-absorbed.

            And just to clarify things even further for you…you’re wasting your time here when you could be spending it offline on shit that REALLY fucking matters in life. Like your family. Like your rampant homophobia issues. Your attempts to make yourself look like a hero (on a site you can’t stand no less) by accusing me of being narcissistic, self-absorbed, fraudulent, etc. means absolute jack shit to me. I don’t care one way or the other what you or anyone else thinks. I never have and clearly it shows. I post here because I like to and because I get a kick out of it. Doesn’t matter to me if people dig what I post or not. But apparently it means a LOT to you, because you keep trying in vain to ruin some internet rep you think I have, when in fact I give no fucks whatsoever about that sort of thing, and never will.

            So keep on keepin’ on, I guess. You might want to try actually reading what I post though, so as to not keep looking like a complete buffoon.

          • Jimmy Intense

            So funny that you would let people get to you and ruin your day LOL. All posts since this one I attached have contained more and more anger, resentment, name calling and backtracking when you were proved wrong. You made stupid claims about PJ that were swiftly proven wrong and then you backtrack and claim everything was a joke while calling names and having a temper tantrum. Waaaaa!

          • Felonious Punk

            You felt the need to reply to my last comment twice? LoL classic stuff. Must have been a winner if it took you two ten minute intervals to come up with a retort.

            The fact that I was taking the piss about the whole PJ-Foos debate was obvious from the beginning; not my fault if you were having a bad day and decided to turn it into a legit personal matter. Maybe you can cry like a little bitch to Corndog again and he can delete the posts I made that particularly stung your internet feelings.

            No point in trying to save face now though, Jimbo. Nobody cares about who the better band is except you, apparently. Simple Ben only showed up to continue some months-long argument he feels he needs to continue. Corndog laid his sword down days ago on the matter. Only one still getting his lace panties mottled over this is you. You keep bringing up these Pearl Jam facts like anyone still gives a fuck. You think I’ll lose sleep just because you think PJ is a better band than the Foos? How fucking crass are you, man?

            Like I already stated, it’s obvious you’ve been jonesing for a fight here for weeks. Hopefully this satiates that desire and you can focus on being a man and addressing whatever the real issue is in your life. Nobody should get this upset over a difference in opinion, lol

          • Corndog

            At this point I’m inclined to delete this whole thread. The comments section had come on so much since the last time it was like this. I really don’t know how it escalated so much.

            As I said last week, I was just fucking with you about the Foos in the same way you do with me about PJ. It’s been an ongoing friendly dig between us since you first started posting, but once I saw you were getting upset by it I stopped. I don’t come here to fight with you, Jimmy or anyone else. Life’s too short for all this bad feeling. I’m pulling a Switzerland.

          • Felonious Punk

            Haha I was not getting upset by this lameness. I was unded the impression that you and JI were getting legitimately upset about my facetious Dave Grohl asskissing/PJ slamming. So I replied to you a week ago and said I was going to stop and that we’d leave it at that.

            I’m sure Jimmy will appreciate you deleting this thread where he suffered a catastrophic meltdown because somebody didn’t share the same opinion he did.

          • Corndog

            No at all man. I was just messing with you as per the norm. I said as much the last time I was here, last Saturday I think it was. Didn’t you read those posts? I don’t care about anyone’s opinion of PJ but my own and I’m sure you feel the same about the Foos. We always have a friendly dig at one another about those two bands which is why I was surprised that it all got so serious. I was not bothered at all. I know PJ aren’t to everyone’s liking and that’s fine by me.

            Again, I was not bothered or offended and certainly didn’t intend to bother or offended anyone else. Truth be told, I’ve always enjoyed our little back and forth mock arguments about those two bands but I’m happy to give it a rest if it’s bothered you.

            I don’t like all this conflict. I’m a live and let live kind of guy. Feels like my kids are fighting:)

          • Felonious Punk

            I don’t think I read half the stuff in that thread, to be honest. I was just getting a kick out of Jimmy Meltdown’s days-long temper tantrum. Not going to respect someone who squeals for posts to be deleted Joe Howard-style and says all Americans are stupid based on our education system though.

          • Corndog

            In fairness, Pink Taco also asked.

            Wait, Jimmy is American, isn’t he?

          • Felonious Punk

            Not sure why we’re even still debating this, really. It fizzled out days ago, like it always does.

            To be honest, I thought PT was kidding when he asked for that one post to be deleted. There’s been a running joke on the site about comments getting deleted and people being banned, and that’s why I upvoted it. When it was actually deleted, I realized PT was for real. I’ll stand by my assertion that it’s lame for anyone to request a post be deleted. It’s out there, and it’s been posted.

            Jimmy was not offended at all by my remark regarding the intelligence of a mentally-handicapped person or whatever; he just wanted to cry foul because you deleted one of his posts, right down to putting you on the spot if you didn’t delete it.

            It’s perfectly fine to stereotype Americans and talk about boning people’s mother though?

            Again, I’m over it and the shit’s funny to me. Just trying to clarify what you missed.

          • Corndog

            I would have deleted it regardless as it was pretty offensive. I’ve deleted similar posts in the past. I’ve only banned like four people though, and each one had it coming.

            So, what else is new with the world? I don’t think I’ve even. seen the news this past week:)

          • Jimmy Intense

            To clarify I was offended by the comment and wasn’t merely crying foul. But yeah I also played the ‘delete card’. Whatever. It was funny to me as well and I haven’t missed a wink of sleep

          • Jimmy Intense

            No kidding. Talk about getting “asshurt” as he so eloquently stated below…

          • Felonious Punk

            Awww, did you make a new friend, Jimmy? Ben clearly doesn’t have many in life, so he needs all the allegiances he can get.

            lol whatever. You’ve been itching for a fight around here for weeks, if not months. Calling out the site owner for dumb shit, being unnecessarily confrontational with random people, etc. Not sure what’s going on in your personal life that has your panties in a bunch online, but I’m not going to buy into that bullshit. Been there, done that.

            You and Ben Weasel make a cute couple. Hope that works out well for you both, lol

          • Jimmy Intense

            “…being unnecessarily confrontational with random people…”

            Hello pot? It’s kettle calling. You’re black!

            Oh and I’m happily married so you/Pink Taco can keep dreaming lol

          • Felonious Punk

            More gay insinuations then? Boy, that apology for tastelessness sure was heartfelt.

            PT is right: you are a sad little man who never got past dick jokes and mom insults. It doesn’t take a scholar to tell that you have some serious anger problems underneath the surface.

          • Jimmy Intense

            What? I was responding to you referring to Ben and I as a cute couple lol

          • Jimmy Intense

            I think we all see more Felonious than Ben around this site.

    • Pink Taco

      Is it because Eddie no longer wants to be Neil Young and he wants to be Bruce Springsteen? Personally, I enjoyed most of Backspacer and most of Lightning Bolt.

      • Felonious Punk

        lol I’m just talking shit. PJ are boring, safe rock music, but fine. I just like getting a rise out of people. See Ben above and Jimmy below.

        • Jimmy Intense

          FF have played it safe since There Is Nothing Left to Lose.

          • Felonious Punk

            Not true. We’ve been over all this before. Not going to take the time to present my winning argument all over again.

            I’m just going to assume it’s a jealousy thing, where some of you are really mad that Dave is this mega-popular rockstar, while more and more people forget about Pearl Jam with each passing year

          • Corndog

            Perhaps there in lies the problem. Pearl Jam have always been more concerned with putting out good music than being mega-popular rockstars, unlike Mr. Grohl who is a fame whore. I guess that’s why the Foo’s have stuck with the radio friendly pop rock for what, 20 some years now?

            Also, i noticed those folks you mentioned who are forgetting PJ each passing year don’t seem to be forgetting to buy tickets to their shows…

          • Felonious Punk

            Pearl Jam were rock stars from the time their first single was released. That’s why Ten sold over ten million copies in the U.S. alone. You want to talk about being mega-popular rock stars…look no further. I give them props for trying to do their own thing, fighting Ticketmaster, playing for worthwhile causes, etc. I just find the vast majority of their music since 1998 to be bland as fuck. Same as you and Jimmy do Dave Grohl’s stuff.

            Which is perfectly fine by me, because I only care about what I’m into. I could sit here and prove all day that Dave is a far more talented musician than a one-trick pony like Eddie Vedder, but what good would that do? I have no desire to try and convert you or anyone else to liking Dave Grohl as a person or a musician.

            But to sit here and say that his music is safe or radio-ready sameness is complete bullshit. When was the last time Pearl Jam had a legitimate hit song on any format? Songs like The Pretender, Best of You, Long Road to Ruin and Rope sound nothing like one another, except that they sound like a band doing its own thing in its own way. To attack Dave Grohl for being popular and ubiquitous just seems like sour grapes. There was a time when Eddie Vedder was everywhere at once too. The difference is that Pearl Jam aren’t as popular or as good as they were 10 years ago or 20 years ago the way FF have managed to be.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Complete bullshit? 100%? No, they have plenty of ‘safe’ songs: Big Me, Times Like These, Everlong, These Days, Learn to Fly, Walking After You, Walk, Arlandria, etc.

            Pearl Jam have released several hits over the past 10 years:

            Avocado: #1 in 2 countries, #2 in 10 countries. Hit singles were World Wide Suicide (a #1) and Life Wasted

            Backspacer: #1 in 5 countries, .Hit singles were The Fixer and Just Breathe

            Lightning Bolt: #1 in 10 countries, #2 in 7 countries. Hit singles were Sirens (#4) and Mind Your Manners (#2)

            For you to just shit on PJ is laughable. If they have less fans as you say, I’m not sure how they can possibly sellout all of their shows year after year or score #1 albums three times in a row.

          • Felonious Punk

            Just like you shitting on the Foo Fighters as merely being bland boring radio rock or calling songs they’ve released over a 20 year span as “safe” is laughable?

            PJ’s albums and singles do okay when they’re released, but they aren’t winning awards, dominating the charts all year or still being played years after the fact. More like a strategic release plan when it’s safe to assume nothing else is going to topple their chances of a number one album.

            But like I said, it’s clear this Dave Grohl rules/Pearl Jam sucks charade has run its course, because it seems yourself and a few others are starting to get legitimately aggravated over someone’s opinion of your favorite band. You’re even back to implying that me and that Pink Taco guy are queer for each other, so I can see where this is going.

            Not interested, dude. The last time you went off the rails, you made a complete fool of yourself, so I’m not sure why you’d want to go through that all over again. I’ve already stated I’m going to cut the Dave Grohl ass-kissing charade, because its obviously having an adverse effect here.

            I’d rather go spin some bland, safe Foo Fighters rock than fight with people on the internet anyway..

          • Jimmy Intense

            The Dave Grohl ass-kissing charade is just leaving brown on your lips. I’m not offended by your rather poor taste in music; to each their own.

          • TSlvRBlkBrwn

            The last album sucked though man-sirens was awful and sleeping by myself was a joke.

            I will somewhat agree with this punk though because going from grunge to barefoot, neil diamond-esque covers for that Uke garbage kind of sums up the last 10 years of EV…

            he’s kind of driving them into the ground like Kobe was to the Lakers; now they’ve been relegated to being a live-act, corporate-conformist machine due to the fact that he is irreplaceable to the brand and has steered the ship for way too long….

            I guarantee he won’t say a single political word coming up on this southern tour

          • Corndog

            Personally I really liked Lightning Bolt and the Ukulele album.

            Guys are getting old. Can’t expect teenage angst forever.

          • Pink Taco

            that’s really why I say he’s changed his perspective. he looks at everything like a 50 year old man who has evolved from a 20-something. Never wanting to get trapped in a box making the same album over and over again. that’s why i say he wants to be bruce springsteen and not neil young. He’s been there and done that and his humanity has gone to a new place and he wants to express it. I liked LB a lot.

          • Corndog

            Yes I’d agree with that, but at the same time I’d be quite happy if they released another Ten. I’m more than happy with their recent output too though. Hell, I even enjoyed the Sleeping By Myself cover:)

            My only issue with LB was the track listing. It sort of fizzled out towards the end and could have been better if some of the more energetic songs were better dispersed throughout the album instead if being bunched up at the beginning.

          • Pink Taco

            Is it “Ten” produced by the late Rick Parashar, or is it “Ten (Redux)” produced by Brendan O’ Brien? I myself like those last cuts on LB. They contrast the beginning of the album, although the album doesn’t end up with a big punch. That was the odd part.

          • Corndog

            Well I’d have to say I prefer the sound of the original Ten but in recent years I’ve been more inclined to spin the Redux album purely because I have some hearing difficulties and it’s a lot louder and therefore easier for me to hear than the original.

          • Pink Taco

            I like the contrast between both albums so both are good in my book. that sucks to hear about the difficulties. Were you listening to the Foo Fighters too loud? 🙂

          • Corndog

            I have a couple of things wrong with my ears. Some part that the doc said was analogous to the cone in a speaker isn’t moving right, plus I constantly get this build up of fluid behind my eardrum which causes pressure until it pops, so I have lots of scarring on my eardrums from previous perforations. I can still hear music just fine so long as it’s really loud but I think I’m missing some of the nuances now. Like I’ll have headphones and from sheer familiarity with a song I know I should hear a wee guitar lick at a certain point in a specific ear, but I’m not hearing those parts any more.

            Christ that was a ramble. Did that make any sense?

          • Pink Taco

            it did. that’s horrible. i hope it doesn’t get any worse.

          • Corndog

            Thanks man.

          • Corndog

            Look I really don’t understand why you’re suddenly upset about this shit, considering we’ve been doing it pretty much constantly since we first spoke on the site, so I’m not even going to bother replying to any of the points you made in your posts as it seems moot now.

            Like I said, all in jest, and always has been. As to why that has suddenly changed I do not know, but I’ll keep the eggshells at the ready for the time being…

            Are you alright? Not like you to get so upset over nothing.

          • Jimmy Intense

            As soon as they scored a big hit with Learn to Fly it was game over and they cashed in. I am in no way jealous of a guy who became famous with his music though nor do I give a shit about some sort of popularity contest as you suggest.
            I’ll take a new PJ album over new FF any day of the week because the quality of music is more to my liking. That said, BOTH bands are well past their peak despite them BOTH selling out show after show after show.

            I’ve said before that Dave is a talented musician. I also do not like what fame does to people; they’re either always in the media (Dave, Kardashians) or they crash and burn from the constant pressure (Kurt, Scott, River, etc. – endless list). Yeah, that must be it…

          • Corndog

            Much as i love PJ, i would agree that they are past their prime, and the chances or another album as good as the holy trinity is extremely unlikely at this point; Eddie’s voice being pretty shot is a big reason for that.

            That being said, i have thoroughly enjoyed their last 3 albums as i have with all their album – the one notable exception being Binaural. Never could get into that one. From interviews, i gather that with hindsight the band aren’t overly fond of that one themselves either.

            Foo’s though, they were crappy pop rock right from the get go;)

          • Pink Taco

            I add No Code to the holy trinity in terms of awesomeness. as much as Foo had a couple “Binaurals” they had their redemption albums in recent years

          • Felonious Punk

            I don’t agree with what you’re saying, but I’m not going to get into a pissing contest about it. Who cares.

            Fame goes hand-in-hand with entertainment though. It sounds like a lot of these celebrities can do now right when they’re constantly scrutinized for being talented and thus famous. Dave has a wife and three kids and makes a lucrative living off of what he does. Same with Eddie Vedder. I’m sure neither one give a shit what tepid fans like you and I think.

        • Pink Taco

          kinda like …

          Q: What do you get when you breed Eddie Vedder and a groundhog?
          A: Six more weeks of bad music.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Kinda like…

            Q: What do you get when you see an article with comments by Felonious?

            A: Pink Taco riding his coat tails (whilst dreaming of riding something else)

          • Pink Taco

            wow you are insecure.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Lighten up it’s all in jest. If you’re honestly offended then perhaps you’re the insecure one.

          • Pink Taco

            oh, maybe next time add the funny part.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Damn I *knew* something was missing. Will you be my proofreader?

          • Pink Taco

            you got it, Eyeore.

          • Jimmy Intense

            From Disney Wikia:

            “…a few episodes of the animated series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh have shown hints that Eeyore is arguably the wisest and most down to earth resident of the Hundred Acre Woods, most notably seen in the episode “Stripes” and “Home is Where the Home is”.

            So uh, thanks 🙂

          • Corndog

            I chuckled.

          • Felonious Punk

            You can always tell when Jimmy is getting legit asshurt, because he starts making lame homophobic remarks against your personal character.

          • Pink Taco

            yet i never talk to him. he always comes after me…..

          • Felonious Punk

            Kind of like Ben Weasel coming after me. And then he wants to infer *I’m* the one who’s gay..

          • Pink Taco

            yeah that guy has taken a shine to you. Usually those pointing fingers are guilty themselves.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Kind of like you two clowns pointing fingers now? You’re both well past guilty of attacking other poster. Let’s not forget you were almost banned “Pink Taco” and you were banned Felonious. Fucking dimwits

          • Pink Taco

            You’re mad. I’ve never attacked another poster. I’ve only been here for a month. I was almost banned because I was taking the piss. You on the other hand are an adolescent who never grew up and never got over dick jokes and fucking people’s mothers. All I feel for you is pity. You’re a sad man.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Lol spin it however you like. You just admitted you were almost banned. Dick jokes are funny and fucking mothers is hot. What’s the problem here!?

            /sarcasm

          • Pink Taco

            you are the problem. bugger off you annoying fleeb. go pester someone else for god sake.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Yep this sounds about right

          • Corndog

            Almost banned? By who? Brett?

          • Pink Taco

            banned by you. because i joined as Pelonious Funk. I guess

          • Corndog

            I wasn’t going to ban you.

          • Pink Taco

            O CORNDOG…..

          • Corndog

            Yes?

          • Pink Taco

            I find it offensive that without provocation Jimmy can talk about fucking my mother. I took a screenshot of it and reported him to disqus. Is this really acceptable?

          • Corndog

            No it’s not. I’ve already deleted the comment.

          • Pink Taco

            Thank you. I found it highly juvenile but very inappropriate.

          • Corndog

            Agreed. There’s no need for that at all.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Asshurt? Real clever. Did you drum that insult up by yourself? You are such a God damned hypocrite. I literally cannot count the amount of times you’ve gone on the offensive here when someone posts something you don’t like (Cobain conspiracies, music taste, whatever).

            The jokes I made were offensive so I apologize. Just find it very funny how Pink Taco is always behind you Felonious

          • Felonious Punk

            It has nothing to do with “what I don’t like”

            The Cobain conspiracy shit is something I’m strongly adverse to. Every time those losers coming around here — fucking up a site they otherwise have no involvement in — I call them out on their flawed theory, present my argument based on actual facts, and they skedaddle after a few days. You yourself engage in that belligerence, so it’s funny to see you frame it like I’m the only one who does it around here

            And music tastes? I have been FAR more respectful of people’s tastes and opinions in the last three months than I was previously. Numerous times in this retarded PJ/FF debate I have stated that I was merely kidding around (as I’ve stated many times in the past) and that I was going to respect everyone else’s opinion and stop driving it into the ground.

            I hooked your ass up with that Deftones vid I paid actual money for at no charge, and had your back 100% that time that Cornell Mustache guy was trolling your personal life via social media. And this is the thanks I get…over *this* shit? Some nerve on your part calling me a hypocrite.

            Stick your lame, half-assed apology. I’m done with your ass.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Ok I’ve inserted the apology into my ass.

            To be honest, it’s sometimes difficult to tell when you’re kidding. Hence my knee-jerk defensive responses. I’m willing to put it in the past (or up my ass with the apology if you’d prefer) and admit we both may have been trigger happy in this thread.

          • Felonious Punk

            Haaaahaha

        • Pink Taco

          kinda like…

          Q: Eddie Vedder is on a sinking ship. Who gets saved?
          A: The world of music.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Kinda like…

            Q: Felonious unzips his pants. Who goes down on him first?

            A: Pink Taco

          • Pink Taco

            it’s okay – you don’t need to be threatened. nobody’s trying to steal your job.

          • Jimmy Intense

            I’m just filming….aaaand action!

          • Ben

            lol you sure that isn’t just Felonious going down on himself!

          • Jimmy Intense

            Thought he mentioned yoga lessons this one time…

          • Felonious Punk

            Jiu Jitsu, but close. Not really.

          • Felonious Punk

            lol good one, bro

        • Corndog

          “Boring safe rock music”.

          That’s like the dictionary definition of the Foo Fighters. Baffles me how you can say that about PJ but make out like boring old Dave is writing some next level shit when really it’s just sanitised radio pop-rock. He is everything that you claim PJ are, but it doesn’t seem to bother you when it comes from the horse faced man. Why is that i wonder?

          • Felonious Punk

            You and Jimmy are taking this WAY more seriously than its intended to be taken, so I’m stepping off here. The joke’s over. The Dave Grohl ass-kissing gimmick has obviously run its course and the last thing I want is for people to start getting their feathers ruffled over it.

            Who cares what anyone else likes or doesn’t like. It’s not worth having your day ruined over it, ffs

          • Corndog

            I can’t speak for Jimmy, but I’m not taking it seriously at all. I’m just messing with you, as per the established norm. We have a lot of precedent for this kind of PJ/Foo’s back and forth. I’ve always both intended it and taken it in jest and until now thought you did too. Didn’t realise it was bothering you as you’ve never previously given that impression, but point taken. It wasn’t my intention to piss you off, and I certainly wasn’t trying to ruin your day. You should know full well by now that I don’t care what you likes or doesn’t like, just as I don’t care when folks tell me PJ are shit.

            I don’t know who got their feathers ruffled as you say. Kind of feel like I’ve missed something. It’s not like you to be so sensitive, but regardless, no more joking as it has clearly upset you. I guess I’ll just say sorry, and leave it at that.

      • Corndog

        I’m confused. You do like PJ? You don’t? I can’t tell.

        • Pink Taco

          I love pearl jam! huge fan of PJ. paid through the nose for good seats this summer. why?

          • Corndog

            Just reading through the comments, couldn’t really tell if you were only kidding or not when you were mocking them. You do realise your uncle Eddie knows everything that you say about him? He has a list you know. He’s watching you…

            Felonious actually fucking loves PJ (around xmas i even got him to admit that the eponymous album was actually pretty god and not as bad as he had previously though) but for some reason he just likes to rag on them and act like he doesn’t. I think it’s a distraction so we don’t call his musical taste into question what with the whole bizarre love of the horse faced man and his pop rockin’ buddies. Just how many times can a band release the same song over and over again anyway? A question only Dave can answer;)

            Also, PJ, good seats, summer. Man i’m jealous. Must be great to have so many concerts in one country to choose from. While you’re there, tell those lazy bastards to get their asses back over to UK/Ireland. I can’t die having only seen them once!

          • Pink Taco

            those were cracks on Eddie vender and not PJ. I single Ed out because he hangs out with chuckleheads like Bill Maher and Sean Penn so I take the piss ya know? I was not serious. I do agree Abbruzzese was the best drummer for PJ. Felonious is funny. he’s good shit. I wouldn’t mind if PJ went a little more to the mainstream like dave grohl it’s not always a bad thing. besides Eddie plays Oracle gigs for a million dollar paycheck…

          • Corndog

            I don’t know who Bill Maher is, but although i agree Sean Penn always seemed like a bit of a knob, if they’re friends, i see no issue with them hanging out. To be honest the personal lives of the musicians i listen to don’t really interest me. What they do with their own time is their business. I’m only interested in their output.

            Yeah Punky has his moments. He’s a keeper. He’s like the new site mascot. Used to be Boom’s job but we don’t see too much of him these days.

            Abbruzzese was a beast! Loved that guy. They should have locked him in a room with Eddie and told them to work that shit out. Real shame. I just don’t think that Cameron fits with the rest of the band, and he makes a lot of changes to songs live that i don’t always enjoy.

            When you say you wouldn’t mind PJ going a little more mainstream, do you mean a little more dull like the Foo’s? 🙂

            Man, seriously, if someone was going to give you a million dollars for a few hours of your time, wouldn’t you do it? I know that i most certainly would. You’d be crazy not to. What’s wrong with that? Being a musician is the dudes job. Enjoy what you do and be creative, sure, but ultimately the point is to get paid and leave something for your kids. I’d think he was stupid if he didn’t play the shows you mentioned.

          • Pink Taco

            it’s really only because Maher and Penn are daft cunts. after that I can’t be bothered ya know? I agree with you about Dave/Cameron that’s very spot on. of course I would do the Oracle gig! I’m just amused after the ticketmaster gig they swing the other way into friendly corporate land. hey my ticket was through the nose and I paid it so that tells you I’m not bothered just amused lol

          • Pink Taco

            ha ha boring Foo records. havent heard one in years!

          • Jimmy Intense

            Try listening to any of the lyrics on Sonic Highways *cringe*

          • Pink Taco

            sounds like a personal problem. I really like a lot of it

          • Jimmy Intense

            You’re right. Simple minds, I guess…

          • Pink Taco

            yeah – you fit in perfectly!

          • Jimmy Intense

            It’s true. I was worried your mom’s vagina would be too loose for my cock but turns out it was the perfect fit.

          • Pink Taco
          • Jimmy Intense

            Poor baby. Want a tissue?

          • Corndog

            Come on man. Let’s keep it reasonably clean. There’s no need to be talking about someone’s mom.

            Man this thread escalated quickly!

          • Jimmy Intense

            My bad. Jimmy got too intense

          • TSlvRBlkBrwn

            Dave A was the heartbeat of their best sound man

          • Corndog

            Agreed. Amazing drummer.

      • TSlvRBlkBrwn

        I’m a fan and you nailed it man-he wants to be him so bad, and now he shaved haha

        • Pink Taco

          I don’t fault Eddie or his ambitions as a songwriter or lyricist. He really is an artist.

    • Ben

      You should have quit before you started!

      • Felonious Punk

        Story of my life, lol

    • Corndog

      As you’re a fan of the Foo Fighters i naturally assumed that you liked music that was dull and uninteresting?

      • Felonious Punk

        Sounds good then, let’s just leave it at that.

    • TSlvRBlkBrwn

      Man-I can’t read a story on here without this seeing this Felonious…Fog and his self-righteous bullshot 🖕🏼

      • Felonious Punk

        Actually, you can read all the stories you want and not see me. Because in order to see me, you have to scroll down past the story and read the comments. Disqus also provides you with a “block user” option for those of us who make your life especially miserable on the internet. So you’re basically seeing me of your own free will. You’re complaining because why again?

      • Vicky Overstreet

        His name says it all a punk go to your Justin Bieber site and leave the Pearl Jam alone , , probably posses you off because you don’t understand the lyrics and you don’t get the music ! ,, Punk they have been a huge success for 25 years and you act like you are 12 , so fuck off

        • Felonious Punk

          You mad, bro?

          I bet I get their music better than you get spelling and punctuation..

        • Corndog

          Jesus. Try to relax a little.

          • Jimmy Intense

            To be blunt – it’s completely ridiculous that you haven’t asked the same of FP on this thread. If you read all the comments here then perhaps you’ll see the light instead of perpetually having his back. Enough is enough!

          • Corndog

            I haven’t been here for a week. I’m reading the thread now.

            I have the back of all the regulars, yourself included. I think this has all gone too far and wish it would just stop. Can’t we just shake hands and move on? life’s too short.

    • Vicky Overstreet

      What the fuck is your problem ! If you don’t like them , why are you even here? You obviously know nothing about the band! So fuck you punk lmao

      • Felonious Punk

        lol

        • Pink Taco

          LOL!

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    Thanks for this — very cool.

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  • Robert Brooks

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  • Tshanks78

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    CANNOT wait for Seattle 2016!

  • TSlvRBlkBrwn

    Man-I can’t read a story on here without this seeing this Felonious…Fog and his self-righteous bullshot 🖕🏼