David Abbruzzese was not included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its’ Class of 2017 nominees Tuesday, Pearl Jam landed on the list. The band members nominated included current drummer Matt Cameron and the band’s founding drummer Dave Krusen.
It did not include David Abbruzzese (pictured above with the band in the foreground), who played with Pearl Jam as their third of five drummers. He was let go from the band in 1994.
After the nomination, Abbruzzese took to Facebook to share his feelings. “If there is still a part of that band that remembers how hard we worked, how much blood and how much sweat… They will do the right thing,” he wrote yesterday after the announcement.
The winners will not be announced until December after over 800 voters cast their ballots. Fans can cast their own votes here before voting closes December 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The inductee ceremony will take place in April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Pearl Jam did not return EW’s immediate request for comment on his post.