Pearl Jam axeman Stone Gossard has discussed how 80s rock bands influenced him massively.
Here’s what he said in a new interview on the Let There Be Talk podcast.
“The first Motley Crue record was punk-rock to me.”
“It was in that Motorhead, Sex Pistols area. It is heavy, and at the time, the hair and the makeup — it was a little bit more gender-bending, it felt a little bit exciting in this kind of the Bowie sort of way.”
On Motley Crue, he said:
“That was just like, ‘Wow, you can be a freak.’ Yeah, we were absorbing that, and bands like the Cult who made that record with Rick Rubin, which was just like a romantic goth band from the ’80s. Then they did this kind of shift and it felt great.”