Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen talk about their musical influences and “Earthling”

In a new conversation posted by Amazon, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen met to discuss a number of things, including Vedder’s new solo album, earthlingwhich fell on Friday February 11.

(See our review on earthling HERE.)

During the conversation, Springsteen asked Vedder about his musical influences, to which the Pearl Jam frontman replied, “The stuff that was put in my mixer, maybe it started, Jackson 5 when I was child, then [The] The Beatles… growing up, then The Who took over.

Then Vedder added, “And then my friend,” nodding to Springsteen.

“Ah, Grazie,” Springsteen replied.

Vedder also added more influences: The Band, Split Ends, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and Fugazi.

Fans can check out the entire conversation HERE.

On Friday, Vedder released Earthling. Prior to the release, released a number of singles, including his latest, “Brother the Cloud”, which you can check out below.

But those aren’t the only titles he’s been doing lately. In a recent interview with The Bornw York Times, Vedder took a photo of 80s and 90s hair and metal band Mötley Crüe. And the band’s co-founder and bassist, Nikki Sixx, didn’t like it.

“I would end up going to shows I didn’t choose to go to — bands that monopolized MTV in the late ’80s,” Vedder said. “The metal bands that – I’m trying to be nice – I despised. ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Mötley Crüe: Fuck You. I hated. I hated how it made guys look like. I hated the way women looked. It was so empty.

Taking to Twitter, Sixx objected, writing to his followers on the social media platform: ‘Made me laugh today reading how much the Pearl Jam singer hated @Motley Crue. Considering they’re one of the most boring bands in history, that’s kind of a compliment, isn’t it? #TheStadiumTour#Rock’n’Roll

Feud aside, Vedder and his solo band recently played shows to celebrate the release of earthling.

But not to be outdone, Vedder’s band Pearl Jam are also ready to work on new music. The band is set to collaborate with Ozzy Osbourne producer Andrew Watt on their upcoming 12th album.

Courtesy of Republic Media Records

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