- 18 May 22
Pearl Jam has been looking for drummers since their current percussionist, Matt Cameron, tested positive for Covid.
Founding drummer Dave Krusen joined Pearl Jam for a performance in Fresno, California Monday night, marking the first time he has graced the stage alongside the band in 31 years.
Krusen originally left in 1991, after struggling with alcohol abuse. He was instrumental in the creation of Pearl Jam's debut album Ten, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside the rest of the founding lineup in 2017 — which was the first time he appeared publicly with the outfit since his split.
The drummer played all but two songs from Ten on Monday, once again joining up with the rock legends for classics the likes of 'Once,' 'Jeremey,' 'Even Flow' and more.
Dave Krusen in Fresno, California, 5/16. pic.twitter.com/6ERsB0l6T8
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The grunge icons have been playing shows drummer-to-drummer on their Gigaton tour after their current percussionist, Matt Cameron, tested positive for COVID-19. For their May 12th gig in Oakland, a fan filled in; on May 14th, an 18-year-old friend of Eddie Vedder's daughter took up the mantle.
Check out Gigaton, below: