Pearl Jam Invite Excluded Former Drummers To Rock Hall Induction

Pearl Jam are being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next month, but not every member of the band will be included. Bassist Jeff Ament, current drummer Matt Cameron, guitarist Stone Gossard, founding drummer Dave Krusen, guitarist Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder will all be officially honored, but the rest of the band’s five drummers will not. Dave Abbruzzese, who was the band’s third drummer and was fired in 1994, has been quite vocal about his displeasure with being snubbed, calling on the rest of the band to “do the right thing.” And they are! Today, as Pitchfork points out, Pearl Jam shared a note on their official Facebook page inviting every former member of the band to the induction ceremony.

“While awards and accolades are understandably subjective and a countless number of our peers have yet to be honored, we do feel fortunate to be recognized and provided the opportunity to reunite with everyone who has been part of the group,” they write. “Specifically the drummers who left their distinctive mark on our band in the pre-Matt Cameron years. Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese, and Jack Irons are each individually great players who gave their all to the early recordings and live gigs. Looking forward to seeing them and all the other musicians on the bill.”

Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on 4/7.