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" I began hearing rumors of apossible recording session with Neil Young. I was a huge fan of Neil's. "
" I could not finish the rest of the tours the band had planned. I was replaced by Matt Cameron. The next years of my life were about recovery, healing, and right living. I never lost the need to create. "
" In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians. "
" I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven. In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam. "
" It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band. "
" After wrestling with myself for six months, I began medical treatment. During that time I started a band with some friends of mine called Jack's Car, but that didn't last. "
" I remember a tour where we played 50 cities in 56 days. We also went to Europe a couple of times. "
" We completed and released 'No Code' in 1996. We began some off and on touring for that release. "
" I finished the recordings I had started with Eleven. Matt Cameron joined for the rest of those sessions. "
" 'Yield' was completed in 1997 and released in 1998. In the spring of 1997, I had made a decision to stop taking medications that I had been taking daily since 1988. "
" We were playing a small club in San Diego and the power had gone out in the building. Eddie had a lighter and kept us lit backstage. We became very good friends and spent a lot of time together including hearing Eddie sing in some of the bands he was in at the time. "
" I had wanted to play drums since the age of 9 when I saw a drum set in the window of a music store for the first time. We took lessons at a local music school and began playing together after about 6-9 months of lessons. "
" I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999. If I could finish an album of my own music, I would. Five years later I am happy to say I have. "
" We got a chance to go and play in some places that the usual European tour by an American band didn't go to. "