Pearl Jam Member Reveals Why He ‘Misses’ Dave Abbruzzese

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During Mike McCready’s interview on Feedback with Nik Carter and Lori Majewski, the Pearl Jam guitarist let it be known that he believes former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“Dave was integral at the part when we were starting to take off, and we were playing at Lollapalooza and we were opening for the Chili Peppers and Soundgarden and all that stuff,” McCready said. “And we had to have a drummer because things were blowing up really quickly and he was there right when that was happening.”

Still, McCready only had kind words for Abbruzzese, saying the two were “the tightest in that band” and adding later of his contributions, “He rode that wave and helped us through that, and so I felt like he should’ve been a part of that and he should be acknowledged because he was an amazing drummer.”

He added, “I miss Dave. Hello Dave! How you doing? I think he was a great drummer.”