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

Eddie Vedder – Music was your real passion…

Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was…


“Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job – this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce – that’s when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane.”
-Eddie Vedder