Former PEARL JAM Drummer DAVE KRUSEN Hints At ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Performance

Former PEARL JAM Drummer DAVE KRUSEN Hints At ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Performance

According to The Pulse Of Radio, former PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen has posted a photo of his drum set on Twitter, fueling speculation that he will perform with the band at next month's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Krusen, who played on the group's 1991 debut "Ten", is one of two PEARL JAM drummers who will be inducted, the other being current drummer Matt Cameron. The three stickmen who played in between them — Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons — were all invited to attend but will not enter the Hall with the other members.

Krusen left PEARL JAM shortly after the completion of "Ten" due to his struggle with alcoholism, but he got sober and managed to continue a career that included stints with CANDLEBOX and many other artists. He told The Pulse Of Radio a while back what he learned from his time with PEARL JAM. "I learned to get my act together, as far as personally, you know?" he said. "And take care of whatever demons I had that were kind of running my life at the time. And just to be, like, grateful that you get another shot at it. To get one shot is amazing, and to, like, get any other shots at it, you know, you should be glad you're doing it and make the most of it."

Asked on Pearl Jam Radio's Faithfull Forum in January if he thought he would perform with the band at the Hall Of Fame ceremony, Krusen replied: "I don't even know if I'll be playing with them, but if I do, I probably won't find out until ten minutes before."

Krusen was also asked what his current relationship with the group was like, to which he said: "We don't really have one, just because it's been 25 or something years. I haven't even been in the same room as these guys since 1991, and I believe I was hauled off by security guards at that. I'm just really looking forward to it. I think everything's fine. I love them. Hopefully they don't hate me, and it's all good."

The drummer said he was "seriously shocked" to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame, adding: "I obviously feel a little like I'm not so deserving, but I appreciate them going out and doing all of this, and me getting to sneak in at the end."

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held on April 7 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, where PEARL JAM will be inducted alongside JOURNEY, Joan Baez, ELO, YES and Tupac Shakur.

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