Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Supports Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder in Anti-War Comments

2014-07-25

Story by Cat Badra

Former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic is defending Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s recent anti-war statement

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recently made some anti-war comments that brewed up a bit of controversy, and former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic is coming to his defense. In a message on Novoselic’s official website, Novoselic commented on the situation, stating, “Eddie has gotten some criticism over comments he made about the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis. That situation has been messed up for so long, it is no wonder that even mentioning it is toxic.”

He added, “The people of Palestine and Israel deserve peace and prosperity…. It is the knuckleheads on both sides that should be criticized and not the singer from a rock band. In addition, both sides need to make hard decisions about finding a settlement to the catastrophe that is Israel/ Palestine. Thanks Eddie, for sharing your feelings. I stand with you my friend!!!”

Vedder’s anti-war essay was a response to his onstage comments being interpreted by some as being about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Vedder explained, “War hurts. It hurts no matter which sides the bombs are falling on. With all the global achievements in modern technology….do we really have to resign ourselves to the devastating reality that conflict will be resolved with bombs, murder and acts of barbarism?…We must be capable of resolving conflicts without bloodshed.”




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