Eddie Vedder – Pretty much at all times…

Pretty much at all times music motivates me. How can I say this without sounding…


“Pretty much at all times music motivates me. How can I say this without sounding in any way proud of myself? Obviously I’ve always written songs that are critical of our government, and talk about our times. Hopefully you attempt to be timeless while doing it.”
-Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder – You know, rock stardom… I…

You know, rock stardom… I have a hard time discussing that because I don’t really…


“You know, rock stardom… I have a hard time discussing that because I don’t really accept it. It’s not really that tangible. What’s really bizarre is how it’s used as a thing – you know, ‘He’s the rock star of politics,’ ‘He’s the rock star of quarterbacks’ – like it’s the greatest thing in the world.”
-Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder – No matter how good you…

No matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to…


“No matter how good you are, at some point your kids are gonna have to create their own independence and think that Mom and Dad aren’t cool, just to establish themselves. That’s what adolescence is about. They’re gonna go through that no matter what.”
-Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder – I think that if your…

I think that if your approach is one where you don’t want to alienate anybody…


“I think that if your approach is one where you don’t want to alienate anybody, you’re going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you’re offering to such an extent that it doesn’t have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.”
-Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder – I’d like people to be…

I’d like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy…


“I’d like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy isn’t being hijacked by computer technology. There’s no reason there can’t be a paper trail on those machines.”
-Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder – I was living on the…

I was living on the wrong side of the tracks in Evanston, Illinois, in a…


“I was living on the wrong side of the tracks in Evanston, Illinois, in a home for boys. We had these Jackson 5 records. I really related to their voices – they were about my age, but they were doing it.”
-Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder – I think music is the…

I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen…


“I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.”
-Eddie Vedder