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Eddie Vedder and Nikki Sixx are currently in an interesting war of words that started with comments Vedder made in a new interview.

Speaking with The New York Times, Vedder was asked, “Do you think any ripples from that Gen X, alt-culture explosion extended to the present?” He replied with the following:

“You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club. I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to — bands that monopolized late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that — I’m trying to be nice — I despised. ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Mötley Crüe: [expletive] you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous. Guns N’ Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth. But I’m circling back to say that one thing that I appreciated was that in Seattle and the alternative crowd, the girls could wear their combat boots and sweaters, and their hair looked like Cat Power’s and not Heather Locklear’s — nothing against her. They weren’t selling themselves short. They could have an opinion and be respected. I think that’s a change that lasted. It sounds so trite, but before then it was bustiers. The only person who wore a bustier in the ’90s that I could appreciate was Perry Farrell.”

These remarks did not sit well with Sixx, to say the least. The Motley Crue bassist/songwriter wrote via Twitter, “Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated @MotleyCrue. Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it? #TheStadiumTour #RocknRoll

Sixx didn’t stop there. When a fan replied saying, “My best friend is about to have a baby, I will recommend Pearl Jam songs to put the baby to sleep hahahaha,” Sixx replied back with, “Or just sing to the baby with marbles In your mouth…Very zen.”

Furthermore, when someone quote retweeted Sixx’s initial comments with, “Made me laugh today reading how much of a loser you are nikki by posting this twt like a p—- when u have at most 3 mid songs at best LOL i hate u,” Sixx replied, “You’ll be fine. Remember there were zillions of brown haired bands for brown haired fans…..Go find them. You will know them by the bored look on their face.”

After Sixx’s comments, Pearl Jam shared the video below of a raucous crowd at one of their shows along with the caption, “We [heart] our bored fans.”

 


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.