Eddie Vedder Relates To Eminem & ‘Stan’
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has weighed in on Eminem in Rolling Stone magazine. He says, “I appreciate the poetry in the lyrics. The way he phrases things is absolutely inspiring. I like when he gets informational stuff in there. And the song about the fan letter [‘Stan’] — I’ve been through that. Not to the point where the guy ends up in a ditch. But in the early days, I’d answer letters. They’d write back again. ‘I can’t believe you wrote, that was the coolest thing.’ Then five letters would come while I was on tour, I’d see the fifth one, and it was like ‘Fu**ing son of a bitch, you’re just like all the rest. I thought you were cool, but fu** you, you corporate whore.’ That’s when I decided you couldn’t keep up with that stuff. It was impossible.” Rollingstone.com has since removed the article.