Krist Novoselic Defends Eddie Vedder With Anti-War Essay
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.21.2014
He's standing up for his fellow rocker...
Nirvana alumni Krist Novoselic has taken up for his onetime grunge rival Eddie Vedder after the Pearl Jam frontman was criticized for making an anti-war rant during a recent concert. As reported, Vedder gave an impassioned anti-war speech during a UK concert and drew criticism for what some viewed as anti-Israeli comments. He later wrote a blog post defending his position and further commenting on his opposition to warmongering. Novoselic has now posted his own blog lauding Vedder and joining his stance.
"Thank you Eddie Vedder for speaking up for peace in our world," the former bassist wrote. "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."