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Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard recalls buying first Mötley Crüe album: “It was punk-like”

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Well, at least one member of Pearl Jam at one time liked Mötley Crüe.

Speaking to Revolver‘s Fan First podcast, guitarist Stone Gossard recalled buying the “Kickstart My Heart” outfit’s first album, 1981’s Too Fast for Love.

“At the time, it was punk-like,” Gossard said of the record.

Normally, a rock artist saying they once bought a Mötley Crüe album wouldn’t be news, but Gossard’s comments arrive in the middle of a tiff between band mate Eddie Vedder and Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx.

As previously reported, Vedder told The New York Times Magazine in a interview that he “despised” Mötley Crüe, a declaration to which Sixx responded by calling Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history.”

Vedder seemingly returned fire during a recent live solo show, when he noted how the drum kit in his band “does not need to elevate or rotate to do its job,” which was interpreted as a jab at Crüe drummer Tommy Lee‘s elaborate drum roller coaster.

Should any other Pearl Jam members share their opinions on Mötley Crüe, we’ll let you know.

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