This is a classy move, but it will never, ever be enough:
Pearl Jam have invited all five of their drummers to their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Only founding member Dave Krusen and current drummer Matt Cameron are to be formally inducted alongside frontman Eddie Vedder, bassist Jeff Ament, and guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready.
Matt Chamberlin, Dave Abbruzzese, and Jack Irons were snubbed by the Hall of Fame and will not be formally inducted. Dave Abbruzzese drummed with the band from the 1991 tour behind ‘Ten’ and contributed to the recording of 1994’s ‘Vitalogy’.
We have been subjected to numerous articles where Abbruzzese complains bitterly about being thrown out of Pearl Jam. He seems to still hold that grudge.
Abbruzzese recently posted an open letter to Facebook, writing, “I challenge anyone to justify why I am not worthy of a place in the history of Pearl Jam. The official reason given from the RRHOF makes it bullshit.”
“It make my years of hard work appear to be worthless towards the success born of the formative years of Pearl Jam. This is simply not the case. The milestones and the success obtained during my period in the band… The Grammy, AMA’s, MTV Awards, over 20 plus million albums sold. MTV Unplugged performance. SNL twice, etc. Over 275 shows,” he continued.
After being given an opportunity most people will never see in their lifetime, he still can't be happy he had a chance to play in a band and make albums. After they threw him out, he should have gone on and done other things, and it appears that he has, to some degree.
Anyway, Dave. Jason Everman called, but couldn't be bothered to tell you to shut up.