LETTERMAN INDUCTS PEARL JAM INTO THE ROCK ROLL HALL OF FAME

GREAT COMEDIANS. GREAT STORIES. TOLD DIFFERENT. 

Pearl Jam performed on Letterman’s show 10 times over the years. So it made sense that David Letterman himself should be the one to induct the band into the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Letterman raved, “Every time they were there, they would blow the roof off the place, and I’m not talking figuratively. They actually blew the roof off the place.”

Dave spoke not only as a Late Night Host that had the band on, but as a true fan of the group. He went on to talk about the love he had for live music and what an honor it was to be able to bring different bands into households all over the world. 

“I can’t begin to tell you what an honor and a privilege it is for me to be out of the house, honest to God,” he said. “I know Neil Young was supposed to be here and people are saying … I had something to do with it. And the truth with it is, the poor guy just can’t stay up this late. It’s either that or the guy swallowed a harmonica.”

We all miss Dave, so this was a great surprise on top of an already amazing event. Thank you Dave, and thank you Pearl Jam. You both have shaped our culture in so many ways it's hard to tell where we would be without you. 

Watch Dave's speech below.