Beyond the Dixie Chicks

Beyond the Dixie Chicks
: MassLive’s BlogBeat blog points us to the story of fans stomping out of Pearl Jam’s concert when Eddie Veder goes Bush ballistic:

Incensed fans walked out of Pearl Jam’s concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage….

“It was like he decapitated someone in a primal ritual and stuck their head on a stick,” Zimmerman said. “It kinda blows away the Dixie Chicks.”

  • If it is illegal to shoot a photograph of the President (heard that somewhere), what about this? Just askin’, is all.

  • I will be at the show in OKC tonight. Will provide an update to this most important news story.

  • ScottC

    Wait…Pearl Jam is still together?!?

  • Jon H

    “dozens” of people walked out.
    During an encore.
    How did they distinguish the people leaving in disgust from the people leaving a little early to beat traffic?
    It’s not like they left during the first song or anything; they got their money’s worth from the show.

  • KC

    I was at the show. This thing is getting way blown up. So the guy doesn’t like Bush. There are many musicians who likely feel the same way. So now you can’t throw masks of people at the ground? Eddie has been known to do this type of thing ever since Pearl Jam was born. The reaction I’m seeing is akin to going to a Chomsky lecture and being outraged that he is calling Bush a war criminal.
    Pearl Jam has an activist left slant, and Eddie has always liked to talk about it. If you don’t like that, you don’t have to go to the show! I walked out after the first encore too – to get another beer. Then I came back to watch the rest of the show, which rocked.

  • Beer Bloke

    What, a story about about someone bagging Bush being exaggerated! No bloody way!!
    But, on the other hand, whose to say they weren

  • Theresa

    Eddie is pathetic. He is still dealing with the demon of making money from music. Please. Who the hell cares what a second rate singer does/says. Do us a favor Eddie, shut the hell up.

  • John Irving

    Compare this behavior to that of David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed, who at a recent concert in Massachusetts spoke to the crowd not of pro-war or anti-war, but of our people getting the job done and coming home safe. And the entire crowd, a full stadium, lit up chanting “U-S-A” over and over.
    I’d put Pearl Jam on my ‘do-not-buy’ list, but they’ve been there just for general lousy music for a long time.

  • Hell, even if you’re in favor of the war, there’s plenty of reasons to hate Bush. Especially his mishandling of the run-up to the war. I say Go, Eddie.

  • Yeah, there’s definitely something to be said for spite.