UPDATE: Dave Abbruzzese has edited a sentence into his statement claiming he was never actually invited to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese has commented on not attending the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction tonight, releasing a touching statement:
My daughter says, “Sorry, Dad. I wish they had changed their minds. I’m so proud of you and if there was anything I could do I would. And as far as I’m concerned, you are totally in it.”
I think that’ll do it for me.
And for all of you that went to bat for me, sent me love, shared your support. Thank you all. Thank you all so much.
I wasn’t invited. That’s why I wasn’t there. Anyone who thought otherwise was mistaken.
There will be a definitive statement at some point, but for now… I want to congratulate Pearl Jam on the induction. I hope they have a magical evening and accept the appreciation. Enjoy the celebration.
Much love & all.
What do you think of Abbruzzese being excluded from Pearl Jam’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted lineup and not attending the ceremony? Let us know in the comments.