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Pearl Jam drummer remembers receiving cease-and-desist letter from KISS as a teen




Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron has recalled receiving a cease-and-desist letter from KISS when he was a youngster.

  • READ MORE: Pearl Jam – ‘Darkish Matter’ evaluate: a few of their strongest work in current reminiscence

Talking on the Howard Stern Present to advertise Pearl Jam’s newest album ‘Darkish Matter’, Cameron – who was additionally in Soundgarden – instructed the story about assembly KISS when he was younger and the way that resulted in him getting a cease-and-desist just a few months later.

Cameron revealed that he had been in a KISS cowl band rising up: “We performed native excessive colleges, keggers, whatnot. And my dad was buddies with the pinnacle of the stagehand union in San Diego, so when KISS was enjoying there… in the course of the ‘Alive’ tour, that was ’75, we obtained to go see KISS do a soundcheck on the San Diego Sports activities Area.”

Cameron continued: “So I introduced the 2 guys I used to be within the KISS band with, Tim and Dave Mahoney and we introduced our picture album from our silly KISS cowl band to satisfy Paul Stanley, and we obtained a photograph with him. We had been like, ‘Hey man, we’re in a KISS cowl band, right here’s our silly little picture album.’”

“Reduce to love, I dunno, four-to-six months later, we get a cease-and-desist letter from Aucoin Administration. We had been massive KISS followers, and KISS used to place the emblem from Aucoin Administration on their albums. So we had been all excited, ‘Whoa, we’re getting a letter from Aucoin Administration, we’ve made it!’ And it was a cease-and-desist from KISS,” Cameron added.

Nonetheless, Cameron attributes the letter to him and his bandmates marking the error of not naming their tribute band appropriately: “I believe we simply referred to as [our] band KISS. We didn’t actually assume forward there. So after that, we had ‘KISS’ and in parentheses: ‘Imitation’”.

NME gave Pearl Jam’s newest album ‘Darkish Matter’ a glowing four-star evaluate, and praised it as “a few of their strongest work in current reminiscence”.

“For these eager for the charismatic songwriting that first put the band on the map over three a long time in the past, ‘Darkish Matter’ will come as a nice shock,” it learn. “Not solely does it showcase Pearl Jam reclaiming the appeal that first made them a drive to be reckoned with again in 1991, it comes alongside a few of their most spectacular musicianship but, in addition to a willpower to take dangers after years of enjoying it secure.”