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Pearl Jam Claps Back After Mötley Crüe Bassist Calls Them 'One Of The Most Boring Bands In History'

Pearl Jam Claps Back After Mötley Crüe Bassist Calls Them 'One Of The Most Boring Bands In History'
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Legendary rock stars from Pearl Jam and Mötley Crüe have taken to Twitter to air out their beef with each other.

As reported by UPROXX, the feud began last month, when Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder admitted his dislike for Mötley Crüe to The New York Times Magazine.

In the interview, Vedder spoke about the early days of his music career, working in the back of clubs:

"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."

He indicated he felt great disdain for some rock bands that had music videos on MTV:

"The metal bands that—I’m trying to be nice—I despised."

Vedder then specifically called out Mötley Crüe:

"‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Mötley Crüe: [expletive] you. I hated it."

He clarified it wasn't about the music, but he disliked how the male rock stars portrayed themselves while objectifying women:

"I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous."

"Girls, Girls, Girls" was a hit song by Mötley Crüe in 1987. The music video takes place in a strip club, and according to LA Weekly, there is an uncensored version that features topless women.

A few days later, Mötley Crüe's bassist and co-founder Nikki Sixx caught wind of Vedder's comments and took to Twitter to react:

Fans of both of the bands replied to Sixx's tweet, making where they stand on the feud clear.

Mötley Crüe fans joined the conversation to sing the band's praises while denigrating Pearl Jam's success.


Alternatively, Pearl Jam's fans came to take Sixx and Mötley Crüe down a notch.




Some pointed out, based on the content of the two bands' lyrics, Vedder was kinda right.


Between all the back and forth, Sixx then tweeted out an insult to Pearl Jam's "brown haired fans" and called them boring as well.


While Pearl Jam ignored Sixx's initial tweets, the one calling out their fans apparently crossed the line.

The band finally clapped back with a simple tweet.

Pearl Jam's fans appreciated the reply.





It is clear the bands each have their own devoted fanbases and are both legendary in their own right.

Still, we're wondering if Sixx will really let Pearl Jam have the last word.