- Aug 21, 2007
Pearl Jam sings against BP's Lake Michigan ammonia dumping
Pearl Jam is my favorite band, bar none. I was excited when they announced during their 2006 tour that not only the band's touring apparatus but also fans' drives to the concerts would be made carbon neutral. I saw them twice on that tour, and felt a little better after the six hours of driving for one of the shows knowing that my car miles were being cleaned, in a sense, by the band I was going to see. Pearl Jam members have long been willing to take a stand on political issues, so it does not surprise me one bit to hear that at the recent Lollapalooza show, Eddie Vedder sang about the way BP is increase the amount of waste sludge and ammonia it dumps into Lake Michigan. You can hear the bit in the clip above.