Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abruzzese has made another post on Facebook regarding his exclusion from Pearl Jam’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction lineup. He mentioned a story by AlternativeNation.net, which simply re-posted his reactions on Facebook and did not twist anything.
As we mentioned in that story and will mention again here, Alternative Nation has reached out to Abbruzzese for an interview or further comments and received no response. We have been nothing but supportive of his efforts to reach the Hall of Fame.
My friend Kari posted the following;
(From my friend Kari)
“So… Rock & Roll Hall of Fucktardia. Ergh.
It makes absolutely zero sense to me…
I’m just gonna shove this statement up someone’s arse:
“As the original ballot is created, the members of each eligible band are determined by largely who was present and active during the most influential recording years.”
I’m not sure how 275+ live shows and 38% of record sales doesn’t fit their criteria… “
I then reposted it with the added comment from me;
“I may write more about this as time travels on… As for now, I look forward to sharing my first solo album with you all. Thank you for sharing your opinions & for your love & support.”
Already there is an alternativenation.net trying to twist it into idiocy. They even attempted to use a simple show of support from one of my closest friends to create something. Mastering engineer Joe Gastwirt commented to a post that declared the Qualifications of why RRHOF made the choice to leave me off the ballot. He said it is bullshit & I replied to his comment by whole heartedly agreeing.
The qualifications required for me to have been inducted with my former band mates certainly have been met. I challenge anyone to justify why I am not worthy of a place in the history of Pearl Jam. The official reason given from the RRHOF makes it bullshit. It make my years of hard work appear to be worthless towards the success born of the formative years of Pearl Jam. This is simply not the case. The milestones and the success obtained during my period in the band…
The Grammy, AMA’s, Mtv awards, over 20 plus million albums sold.
Mtv Unplugged performance.
SNL twice, etc. Over 275 shows
For anyone to take a stand for denying my right to be recognized, I deserve to hear how you are possibly justifying such an absolute travesty.
Statistics and the opinions of the Pearl jam fans voiced on social media for the last 20 plus years will attest to that.
Someone need only to pull their head out of their ass and add my name.
Thank you, everyone!!