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Republicans Blast Pearl Jam Poster Of Burning White House

Aug 15, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.

The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

Pearl Jam plays Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, MT, August 13, 2018.
Eric Whitney

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Band Pearl Jam played to a sold out Washington-Grizzly stadium in Missoula Monday night, but it was more than just a music show.

Pearl Jam bassis Jeff Ament at MTPR studios in Missoula, April 17, 2018.
Josh Burnham

Preparations are underway for the sold out Pearl Jam concert at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula Monday night. This the third time the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band has played Missoula. (CORRECTION: A fan let us know that this will be the 7th Pearl Jam show in Missoula, we regret the error). 

"It’s sort of my big ask of the band. I said, ‘every six years I’m going to ask you guys to play Montana, as long as Jon’s running for Senate.’ So, here we are."

Pearl Jam bassis Jeff Ament at MTPR studios in Missoula, April 17, 2018.
Josh Burnham

The band Pearl Jam is embarking on a brief, four city North American tour that includes a show in Missoula. Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to a get-out-the-vote effort in Montana.  The band’s founding member, bassist, Montana native and part-time Missoula resident Jeff Ament sat down in our studios with Sally Mauk to talk about that – and about music and politics.