I was a lucky man to meet and work with Pearl Jam early on. Not at the beginning, but pretty damn close. I met them in NYC on July 13th in NYC at The Marquee Room after the show. I was all set to shoot them the next day for Epic Records. They were amazing from day one and so nice to me. I have a hundred stories, but here’s my 10 favorite moments with the band. I will always be grateful to the band and management for the access & trust.
- “Jeremy” – Of course directing my first music video with the band. It was a life changing experience on so many levels. I will always be grateful to the band for trusting me and letting me direct my first video. I believe it still holds up today as a great video.
- Fugazi at Jawbone Canyon – Huh? WTF has that got to do with Pearl Jam? On September 6th, 1991 Fugazi played a show in the middle of the desert for Flipside Magazine. Eddie Vedder, his grrl friend Beth and I drove out to the middle of nowhere to see this show. It was fucking amazing and so raw. We had an amazing time. Stayed up all night watching a bunch of punk rock bands playing till sunrise. Seriously this was one of the great music moments of my life and the one fucking time I did not take pictures. Ugh.
- Roseland Ballroom – They did two shows on November 11th & 12th, 1991 and they both were fucking amazing!!! They were opening for The Smashing Pumpkins & the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What I remember most about these shows was how much fun everyone was having on stage and backstage. The band was total