Original Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Joins Band in Fresno

Original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen reunites with his old band friends onstage on Monday night (May 16) in Fresno, California, his first multi-song concert performance. with the group since May 25, 1991. With Matt Cameron still sidelined with COVID-19, Krusen becomes the latest drummer to be filled in by playing six songs from Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten.

The drummer, whose seven-month stint at Pearl Jam included recording sessions and the band’s first tour not long before grunge exploded into the mainstream, performed on Ten follow “Once”, “Why Go”, “Even Flow”, “Garden” and “Black” in the middle of the movie and come back later for “Porch”.

Krusen’s only stage appearance with Pearl Jam since his departure was at the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presentation, where he was memorialized with his bandmates. He left Pearl Jam right after filming Ten due to struggles with alcohol and other personal issues, but has always talked about his time in the band. “It was a great experience,” he said in a 2009 interview. “From the beginning I felt that band was something special.”

As was the case last week in Oakland, Pearl Jam touring member Josh Klinghoffer and bassist Jeff Ament’s longtime collaborator Richard Stuverud bought Cameron’s stool at the Save Mart Center tonight. Klinghoffer holds the mic at the end of the main part of Prince’s cover of “Purple Rain,” a song he also performed on tour earlier this year as a member of Eddie Vedder’s solo band The Earthlings.

Pearl Jam also performed the extremely mysterious song “Don’t Gimme No Lip” sung and performed by guitarist Stone Gossard tonight for the 14th time ever and first time since 2016. Next music will perform Wednesday in Sacramento, California.

https://www.spin.com/2022/05/original-pearl-jam-drummer-dave-krusen-joins-band-in-fresno/ Original Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Joins Band in Fresno

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