Eddie Vedder Rolling Stone Interview from 2006

Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
edited April 2013 in The Porch
the reason I bring this up is that maybe this can be a lesson for us in our own lives

One night, Vedder and Springsteen – who famously worked out his own father issues in his music – stood on a Manhattan rooftop, drinking tequila. "We were talking politics, and then got into family politics, of which we'd experienced a great deal and had a lot in common. It was a pretty intense conversation," Vedder says, haltingly. "He exposed me to some truths that he'd processed in a healthy way, that for me were still in a diseaselike state. He helped me cure some things I had been living with for a long time."

That night, Vedder told Springsteen how he used to play "Independence Day" and how his music had affected him. "You helped me as a voice coming from a piece of vinyl," he told him. "Now you helped to put it away by being a human being in front of me."

Not long after the conversation with Springsteen, Vedder attended the wedding of one of his brothers. There, he came face to face with his stepfather for the first time since the Eighties. "When I finally had to meet that guy again, Bruce was the one who got me in the right space to handle it," he says. "I have three younger brothers – if it affected them that I didn't have a relationship with this guy, that was enough reason to forgive and resolve things. I didn't want them to be torn between the two of us."


Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... z2QsTY1Cr3

Here is Pearl Jam on British TV shortly after the reconciliation, 3 songs and a cool interview with Eddie and Mike where Eddie seems clearly more at peace than he ever had been up to that point, and resolving the conflicts that he had in his life clearly seemed to help him grow as a person

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqI7uCJPEG4
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  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    the thing that spurred my interest was I finally got the book Five Against One, I am happy that he finally got some resolution to issues that had been eating him up inside, and really a glimpse inside Eddie and Bruce's relationship, and by the way that Rolling Stone article is a must read for any Pearl Jam fan, not sure how I had missed that article when it came out, but glad I finally got a chance to read it, here is VH1 Storytellers also from 2006, I think the lesson learned from this is that it isn't a healthy thing to hold grudges
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmpowoB43dc
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • smanchac1smanchac1 Posts: 2,256
    It's been said five against one is full of half truths.

    I've also heard Dave A was interviewed alot shortly after being fired so alot of information is one sided.

    I remember reading that book over 10 years ago!
    2000 10.14 10.15
    2003 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.9 4.11 4.13 6.9 6.10
    2004 10.8
    2008 6.14 6.17 6.22
    2009 9.21 9.22 9.25 10.4
    2010 5.18 5.20 5.21
    2012 7.4 7.5 7.7 7.9 7.10 9.30
    2013 7.19 10.21 10.22 10.25 12.4 12.6

    35 Shows; 1040 Songs
  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    smanchac1" said:
    It's been said five against one is full of half truths.

    I've also heard Dave A was interviewed alot shortly after being fired so alot of information is one sided.

    I remember reading that book over 10 years ago!
    I never take those things as 100% fact, but what I did take from it was that Eddie had a lot of inner demons, even if they caused by outside forces, and Eddie confirmed that in the Rolling Stone interview, and Eddie has seemed much more comfortable about his life and being out in public and being the most recognizable figures in one of the worlds greatest bands, it is questionable that they ever would of done some like Immagine In Cornice where we got an inside look into him as a person prior to that, from 2006 on he has been much more accessible
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CteDbd7cIhM
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • smanchac1smanchac1 Posts: 2,256
    Big Bank Hank" said:
    [quote="smanchac1"]It's been said five against one is full of half truths.

    I've also heard Dave A was interviewed alot shortly after being fired so alot of information is one sided.

    I remember reading that book over 10 years ago!
    I never take those things as 100% fact, but what I did take from it was that Eddie had a lot of inner demons, even if they caused by outside forces, and Eddie confirmed that in the Rolling Stone interview, and Eddie has seemed much more comfortable about his life and being out in public and being the most recognizable figures in one of the worlds greatest bands, it is questionable that they ever would of done some like Immagine In Cornice where we got an inside look into him as a person prior to that, from 2006 on he has been much more accessible
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CteDbd7cIhM[/quote]

    Very true.

    What year did 5 against 1 come out? Late 90s?

    Alot had changed since then for the better.
    2000 10.14 10.15
    2003 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.9 4.11 4.13 6.9 6.10
    2004 10.8
    2008 6.14 6.17 6.22
    2009 9.21 9.22 9.25 10.4
    2010 5.18 5.20 5.21
    2012 7.4 7.5 7.7 7.9 7.10 9.30
    2013 7.19 10.21 10.22 10.25 12.4 12.6

    35 Shows; 1040 Songs
  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    smanchac1" said:
    [quote="Big Bank Hank"][quote="smanchac1"]It's been said five against one is full of half truths.

    I've also heard Dave A was interviewed alot shortly after being fired so alot of information is one sided.

    I remember reading that book over 10 years ago!
    I never take those things as 100% fact, but what I did take from it was that Eddie had a lot of inner demons, even if they caused by outside forces, and Eddie confirmed that in the Rolling Stone interview, and Eddie has seemed much more comfortable about his life and being out in public and being the most recognizable figures in one of the worlds greatest bands, it is questionable that they ever would of done some like Immagine In Cornice where we got an inside look into him as a person prior to that, from 2006 on he has been much more accessible
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CteDbd7cIhM[/quote]

    Very true.

    What year did 5 against 1 come out? Late 90s?

    Alot had changed since then for the better.[/quote]
    it came out in 1998 before Yield was released, it is cool how Bruce was able to help out Eddie, and Eddie was able to return the favor not long after when Bruce "gave him the keys" to the E Street band because Bruce felt like they needed to get recharged so to speak, Eddie speaks about it in this 2006 interview
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5QNAXG_bpE
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    here is Eddie also from 2006 talking out 2 of his 3 brothers, happy for Eddie that he has found so much harmony in his personal life, because his lyrics have helped me find so much in my own
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrTNxsNtNnY
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • mfc2006mfc2006 Posts: 24,590
    thanks for the Jools clips! hadn't seen those in a few years. :)
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  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    mfc2006" said:
    thanks for the Jools clips! hadn't seen those in a few years. :)
    no problem, like I always say if even one person enjoys it, then it more than worth the time to do it, we are all united by a common thread a love for Pearl Jam, I am here because of that
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • Big Bank Hank" said:
    [quote="mfc2006"]thanks for the Jools clips! hadn't seen those in a few years. :)
    no problem, like I always say if even one person enjoys it, then it more than worth the time to do it, we are all united by a common thread a love for Pearl Jam, I am here because of that[/quote]
    You come up with some great stuff. Thanks.
    "In the age of darkness
    want to be enlightened"
  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    I always try to give the credit to the people who upload the videos, they make it possible
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    just saw the Come Back tribute full screen HD, and maybe it is my state of mind today, just WOW! I love this band so damn much, this music is a gift that keeps on giving, a heart felt thank you to the band
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa7o0NWMdqo
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • donnaruhldonnaruhl Posts: 1,966
    Big Bank Hank" said:
    just saw the Come Back tribute full screen HD, and maybe it is my state of mind today, just WOW! I love this band so damn much, this music is a gift that keeps on giving, a heart felt thank you to the band
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa7o0NWMdqo
    I loved that interview.That was one of the reasons I wrote, "A Poem For Eddie" It's in the back pages here,and I never kept a copy.I thought it was pretty cool.
  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    donnaruhl" said:
    [quote="Big Bank Hank"]just saw the Come Back tribute full screen HD, and maybe it is my state of mind today, just WOW! I love this band so damn much, this music is a gift that keeps on giving, a heart felt thank you to the band
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa7o0NWMdqo
    I loved that interview.That was one of the reasons I wrote, "A Poem For Eddie" It's in the back pages here,and I never kept a copy.I thought it was pretty cool.[/quote]
    I couldn't find it, if you can would love to read it, I love poetry, unfortunately the mods move most of that stuff to the graveyard known as the Words and Communication section
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
  • great article and amazing performance at Jools Holland, they only played three songs for no more than 200 people in a tv studio, but their act was like they were playing in an arena...
    ... I am not in the business of being liked anymore ...

  • Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
    javis el errante" said:
    great article and amazing performance at Jools Holland, they only played three songs for no more than 200 people in a tv studio, but their act was like they were playing in an arena...
    I think they really get off on the smaller venues, they killed it at ACL in 2009
    Who is the bigger fool? The person who suffers in reality? Or the person who creates their own reality where they are happy all the time? -Hank Kershell 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9A00F7314885A11C
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