Pearl Jam invite all ex-drummers
Pearl Jam's relationship with their former drummers has been a bit chilly over the years. Original drummer Dave Krusen was fired, as was his eventual replacement, Dave Abbruzzese; Jack Irons left the band after two albums. And when they released their career-spanning documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, in 2011, they barely addressed their former drummers.
Last year, when it was announced that Pearl Jam would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the news was bittersweet to some fans; Krusen is going to be included, as is current drummer Matt Cameron, who joined in 1998. But Abbruzzese - who played on 1993's Vs. (a number one album that was 7x platinum; the album featured "Daughter" and "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town," as well as "Go," which Abbruzzese wrote) and 1995"s Vitalogy (also a chart-topping album, which was 5x platinum, and which featured "Better Man," "Not For You," "Corduroy" and "Spin the Black Circle") - was not included. Neither was Jack Irons, who played on 1996's No Code (including ?Who You Are,? which Irons co-wrote) and 1998?s Yield (including ?Given to Fly,? ?Wishlist? and ?Do the Evolution?), both platinum albums.