Pearl Jam Make Major Rock Hall of Fame Announcement


Pearl Jam have announced a new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special on Pearl Jam Radio hosted by Jeff Ament. The special will be broadcast throughout the next week on SiriusXM. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced that Def Leppard, The Cure, Radiohead, and Janet Jackson will be inducted as part of the class of 2019.

Jeff Ament wore a shirt during Pearl Jam’s April 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction acceptance speech that listed many deserving bands that were not yet inducted, including 90’s icons Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Faith No More, and Nine Inch Nails.

A year and a half later, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have responded to the shirt in a series of tweets in October.

“In 2017, @pearljam bassist Jeff Ament made his list of hopeful future nominees clear from the induction ceremony stage…”

…The custom-made shirt outlined influential artists not yet inducted into the #RockHall…

But that could change soon….#RockHall2019 is coming. Who do you want to see get inducted?”

The link led to a mailing list web page that says, “Join the Rock Hall mailing list to be among the first to know the official Nominees for the #RockHall2019 season!

Who do you want to see inducted in 2019? Share your pick using #RockClass2019 to help your favorite artist get inducted in 2019.

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE once polls are open!

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Unfortunately, the tweets meant nothing, as most of the bands Ament was sticking up for have still not been inducted, and many haven’t even been nominated, including Soundgarden and the late great Chris Cornell.

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