The actor asked the Pearl Jam frontman to advise him on essential issues a frontman must address, and the response was hilarious.
Eddie Vedder, the last survivor of the gods who invented the grunge, revealed the peculiar advice he gave the actor Bradley Cooper for the remake of A Star Is Born (A Star Is Born), a film in which he starred alongside Lady Gaga.
Cooper directed and starred in the 2018 film, playing Jackson Maine, for which he decided to have the notable vocalist of Pearl Jam. According to Eddie, they met several times looking for the actor to get into the skin and the lifestyle of a rock star.
About those encounters, Vedder pointed out in a recent interview that Cooper, a Pearl Jam fan, asked him some specific questions, and that at a certain point, the frontman he got rigorous in a rocker look bar testicle: “Make sure your guitar cover your genitals all the time”.
What??? “Yes Brad, I think that sometimes the guitar is lowered a little so that, if people throw something, like an orange or a tennis ball, you can be covered in the genital area, “added Vedder, understanding that, more than an instrument, the true guitar hero has a protection shield that, according to the model, can be Les Paul, Stratocaster, Telecaster, etc.
On the outcome of the hit film, the leader of the band formed in 1990 in Seattle, barely taller than Little Schwartzman, spared no praise. “When I saw her I was amazed. He took me to that place. What Cooper and Lady Gaga were able to do together, ufffIt really got me there … ”, continued the musician.
A humorous, barely, in the middle of a gloomy mood for the beaten Vedder who, just hours ago, acknowledged not having overcome the death of another of the sultans of grunge: Chris Cornell, de Soundgarden.
In an interview with The Stem Show, said that he still thinks, every day of his life, about the loss of the creator of Black Hole Sun, who in 2017 committed suicide by hanging himself in a bathroom, according to the forensic report. “I was terrified to think how far would it go if it allowed me to feel what I needed to feel … ”, he expressed, now, apocalyptic.
At age 55, Vedder said he had the best memories of his friend of rounds and drunkenness in his hometown of Seattle. “There were crazy adventures hiking, mountain biking, or chasing a dog in the rain while we drank beer ”.
Vedder himself wondered in surprise at her strange evocation: “What is a rock star doing chasing a dog in the rain ?!” He assured that a “deep friendship” and that this relationship had nothing to do with the flashes, the industry or the silly pedantic camaraderie of the rock stars.
He said, however, that in recent times they were hardly ever frequented: “I didn’t see it that often in the last ten years; I’ve probably only come across it four or five times, and usually at a concert or something. I still can’t get over it. I hope to get stronger over time. “
The October 22, 199030 years ago, Pearl Jam first performed at the Off Ramp Cafe, a pub in Seattle, where no more than 200 people should fit. That night they debuted as opening act for Alice in Chains.