Session 16: Dave Krusen
original Pearl Jam drummer

Dave Krusen, who played drums on Pearl Jam Ten and would drum for Hoovercraft, Candlebox and countless other projects, shares stories of gigging around Seattle's Punk-Metal scene in the late 80's when bands like Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden played the bar circuit. He illustrates the immediate chemistry during those pre-Pearl Jam rehearsals with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard. Krusen goes in-depth on the Ten sessions: the quick brilliance of "Alive", the haunting flow of "Black" and the labor of love that became "Even Flow". Krusen's love affair with drumming began in junior high - about the same time he began his love affair with alcohol. It would take multiple attempts spanning parts of three decades before Krusen would find permanent sobriety. It's a priceless, incredibly insightful conversation with an instrumental player in Rock history. . .

Dave Krusen

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Noah Engh  Meg Myers Uli Bella of Ozomatli
  Matt Skiba Joe Sib Mikel Jollett of the Airborne Toxic Event
The Filthy Souls' Dave Green & Reg B Chris Null of Dead Sara
 

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Session 15: Noah Engh
Session 14: Matt Skiba
Session 13: The Filthy Souls' Dave Green & Reg B
Session 12: Meg Myers
Session 11: Joe Sib
Session 10: Jeff Castelaz
Session 9: Chris Null of Dead Sara
Session 8: Jared Sagal
Session 7: JJ Corsini
Session 6: Uli Bella of Ozomatli
Session 5: Ted Volk
Session 4: Dr. RosenRosen
Session 3: Josh Venable
Session 2: Pete Galli
Session 1: Mikel Jollett of the Airborne Toxic Event
 
 
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