Steven Van Zandt Sidesteps A Potential Conflict With Dave Grohl And Eddie Vedder

Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for the E Street Band, recently tweeted his favorite song from the grunge era while attempting to avoid inciting a feud with fellow musicians Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder. Steven Van Zandt has made significant contributions to the music industry as a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. When asked about his thoughts on Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters in 2018, Van Zandt stated that rock musicians like Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder give him hope. In 1990, just prior to the release of their breakthrough album ‘Nevermind,’ Dave Grohl joined Nirvana as their drummer. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam contributed to the grunge scene in Seattle with his distinctive baritone vocals. These groups, along with Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and others, contributed to the 1990s popularity of grunge music.

In response to a fan’s inquiry about the Byrds, Van Zandt recently compiled a Twitter list of the greatest American bands in music history. However, some did not approve of the guitarist’s selections, so they commented negatively on Van Zandt’s list. In response to these responses, he chose to delete his tweet. After this incident, another fan asked Van Zandt about his favorite grunge band, despite knowing that the guitarist is not a huge fan of grunge music. Van Zandt responded that Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl are his friends, so to play it safe, he chose Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” as his favorite song.

One of Steven Van Zandt’s fans asked the following in a recent tweet “I’m aware that grunge music isn’t exactly to your liking, but do you have a favorite grunge band?” Then Van Zandt responded: “With Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl as friends, I’ll play it safe and call ‘Black Hole Sun’ the best song of the era.” You can view the tweets and listen to “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden below.

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