Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took shots at President Trump with some jokes at the Innings Festival in Arizona earlier this month. Alternative Nation transcribed Vedder’s comments, where he first was joking about misogynists getting laid.
“Not that anyone should look to lay a misogynist. I’m sure that there’s none here but there’s actually enough people that statistically it’s probable that there’s [one] of you, at least. You know who I think should learn this [how to play the ukulele]?
I think if he learned the ukulele, it might be the only way Melania ever sleeps with him. I think it’s very nice that I’m crossing the aisle here, and we’ve been looking out for his best interests. You know he could do it too because you know for small hands…”
Vedder was referencing when Republican Senator Marco Rubio implied in early 2016 that the future President of the United States, Donald Trump, had a small penis due to his ‘small hands.’
At the same festival, the Pearl Jam frontman was interviewed by Ryan Dempster and Sean Casey, and he discussed Pearl Jam being forced to postpone a show in London last year, and how all of the medication he was on made him briefly fear he was playing his final show when the band finally got back onstage. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.
“So, can I tell you what was going through my mind? That evening in Padova, Italy, I just lost my throat a couple days before. We had to cancel a show in London which only happened once or twice.”
Vedder then said, “You were there for the cancellation? Sorry.” The crowd laughed.
He added, “Maybe it was you. Did I get the cold from you?!”
Vedder described feeling like he was having a hallucinogenic experience onstage, and that a Sean Casey head appeared in the crowd.
He later said, “So then I get a light on him and then I saw it was this thing, so then the challenge was to be able to send Sean [Casey] a video back home of an Italian crowd chanting his name. Which, they got it but phonetically. It was a shocking drug-like experience for me and ever since we’ve carried that head around to every gig.”