Came across this article about Nirvana blocking an SNL skit making fun of Eddie

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edited January 2008 in The Porch
Completely random how I came across it, but here it is:

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,308293,00.html

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MAKING IT VEDDER

Nirvana has changed its tune about Pearl Jam. Although Kurt Cobain once savaged Eddie Vedder (''I do feel a duty to warn the kids of false music that's claiming to be underground,'' Cobain said in a 1992 interview), Nirvana blocked a plan to rib Vedder during its Sept. 25 appearance on Saturday Night Live. Bassist Krist Novoselic asked producers to cut Adam Sand- ler's skit about Vedder. Nirvana and Pearl Jam are planning to do a joint benefit concert for FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), and Nirvana was worried about how Pearl Jam would take the bit, in which Sandler appeared in a tangly Vedder wig humming the group's ''Even Flow.'' ''Adam's eyes sort of rolled back in his head, and he did the sort of smile Eddie does,'' says Jim Merlis, Nirvana's publicist. ''You couldn't hear what he was saying except for, 'We have a new record out too.''' Sandler said the skit would air on Oct. 2. Vedder had no comment, but a source close to the singer doubts it would faze him: ''Eddie doesn't mind being made fun of.''
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  • mdgsolomdgsolo Posts: 544
    Completely random how I came across it, but here it is:

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,308293,00.html

    Text:

    Pop Culture News
    MAKING IT VEDDER

    Nirvana has changed its tune about Pearl Jam. Although Kurt Cobain once savaged Eddie Vedder (''I do feel a duty to warn the kids of false music that's claiming to be underground,'' Cobain said in a 1992 interview), Nirvana blocked a plan to rib Vedder during its Sept. 25 appearance on Saturday Night Live. Bassist Krist Novoselic asked producers to cut Adam Sand- ler's skit about Vedder. Nirvana and Pearl Jam are planning to do a joint benefit concert for FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), and Nirvana was worried about how Pearl Jam would take the bit, in which Sandler appeared in a tangly Vedder wig humming the group's ''Even Flow.'' ''Adam's eyes sort of rolled back in his head, and he did the sort of smile Eddie does,'' says Jim Merlis, Nirvana's publicist. ''You couldn't hear what he was saying except for, 'We have a new record out too.''' Sandler said the skit would air on Oct. 2. Vedder had no comment, but a source close to the singer doubts it would faze him: ''Eddie doesn't mind being made fun of.''

    Curious.
  • I've always thought the media fabricated most of the friction b/t Nirvana & Pearl Jam.
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  • BinGnarlyBinGnarly Posts: 508
    Adam Sandler mocked them when Pearl Jam was on SNL. He did opera man and mumbled a bunch of stuff off. But Sandlers a huge fan from what I've heard so it was all in good fun. But that was nice of Nirvana.
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  • wma11wma11 Posts: 790
    I could totally see that happening back then...with the grunge era taking hold and people taking shots at Ed...and Krist is friends with our band (was on MonkeyWrench 95 & 98) so that makes sense...funny though...
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  • godpt3godpt3 Posts: 1,020
    BinGnarly wrote:
    Adam Sandler mocked them when Pearl Jam was on SNL. He did opera man and mumbled a bunch of stuff off. But Sandlers a huge fan from what I've heard so it was all in good fun. But that was nice of Nirvana.

    I guess Sandler was the one who suggested to the Reign Over Me director that he get Pearl Jam to do the song for the movie.
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  • godpt3 wrote:
    I guess Sandler was the one who suggested to the Reign Over Me director that he get Pearl Jam to do the song for the movie.

    Actually, Adam Sandler asked Ed personally after the 2006 show in LA.
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  • i didn't know sandler was still doing SNL. good for him.
  • potluckpotluck Posts: 170
    i didn't know sandler was still doing SNL. good for him.
    no...i think you've got something confused. Sandler doesnt work for SNL and the context of this discussion took place more than ten years ago.
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  • walkunafraidwalkunafraid Posts: 2,417
    potluck wrote:
    no...i think you've got something confused. Sandler doesnt work for SNL and the context of this discussion took place more than ten years ago.

    Yes...and Nirvana is no longer around, just FYI. :D
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  • I've always thought the media fabricated most of the friction b/t Nirvana & Pearl Jam.

    the media fabricated so much, if people only knew the truth about half of it, they wouldn't believe it. Such a shame.
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  • pjtaperpjtaper Posts: 3,020
    BinGnarly wrote:
    Adam Sandler mocked them when Pearl Jam was on SNL. He did opera man and mumbled a bunch of stuff off. But Sandlers a huge fan from what I've heard so it was all in good fun. But that was nice of Nirvana.
    Exactly, and it was Opera Man singing Even Flow, well not the words, but I remember "Opera man a big fan of pearl jamo" to the speed/tone of even flow!
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  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    Yes...and Nirvana is no longer around, just FYI. :D
    LMAO!!!!!! ;)
  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    pjtaper wrote:
    Exactly, and it was Opera Man singing Even Flow, well not the words, but I remember "Opera man a big fan of pearl jamo" to the speed/tone of even flow!
    And, Opera Man also sang "Eddie Vedder is even more good looking in person-O"

    Love it!!
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    wish he didnt have a girlfriend-o

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  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    poto101 wrote:
    wish he didnt have a girlfriend-o

    i'm not syaing im gay its just that there comes a time in every mans life when he questions his own sexuality---ooohhhh yeah.
    that was so funny!!!!!!!!!!!1 I have it TiVo'ed and watch it sometimes and crack up
  • CitizenRickCitizenRick Posts: 1,079
    Nirvana should have used the same discretion when it came to MTV interviews as well.

    I don't see how the media could've "played" that up. Kurt said what he said and that's the bottom line.

    "I just think their band sucks...ha ha ha ha"

    Major lable + Videos + MTV appearences + SNL appearences + adding guitarist for stadium rock sound =....HYPOCRITE!

    The media just took what he gave them and ran with it.
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  • the media fabricated so much, if people only knew the truth about half of it, they wouldn't believe it. Such a shame.

    Do you know the truth? Seriously, like I know a little bit about how Eddie and Kurt finally buried the hatchet...but what was the real story??
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  • Nirvana should have used the same discretion when it came to MTV interviews as well.

    I don't see how the media could've "played" that up. Kurt said what he said and that's the bottom line.

    "I just think their band sucks...ha ha ha ha"


    To be fair, that same interview segment starts with something like "I don't have anything against him. In fact I've met him. I think he's a nice guy." ... "I just think their band sucks."

    Look.

    Kurt was a "true" punk-ethos art-rock snob ... Pearl Jam very much were a 70's arena rock inspired band (remember Jeff in the Aerosmith hat in Singles? He said in an interview that he would have loved nothing more than to be in 70's era Aerosmith, once) ...

    That just didn't go over well with what Kurt saw as "respectable".

    Misguided or not.

    I agree with Eddie in that i think if Kurt had managed to fight off his demons instead of succumb, that he would have come to appreciate what they were trying to do in Pearl Jam.

    Kurt certainly respected the ever loving shit out of Stipe and REM ... and PJ sure took a nod from that "your industry status-quo bullshit can't phase me, we're a fucking band, and we'll do what the fuck we want" attitude.

    Saw Stipe talking about Kurt in an interview on TV the other day, about the failed plan designed to get him to fly to Athens and record with Michael.

    Sigh.
    :(
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