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  • A PAIR OF MAD SEASON RELEASES AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
  • July 10, 2015
  • PEARL JAM TO HEADLINE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL
  • July 09, 2015
  • EDDIE VEDDER TO HEADLINE HOT STOVE, COOL MUSIC BENEFIT
  • June 29, 2015
  • PUSH ME, PULL ME: POSTER EXHIBIT
  • May 27, 2015
  • 2 FILMS SCORED BY MIKE TO PREMIERE AT SIFF!
  • May 19, 2015
  • BINAURAL SPECIAL ON SIRIUSXM'S PEARL JAM RADIO
  • May 21, 2015
  • WATCH "BETTER MAN" ON LETTERMAN
  • May 19, 2015
  • EDDIE ON LETTERMAN TONIGHT!
  • May 18, 2015
  • TWO NEW EDDIE VEDDER & PETE TOWNSHEND AUCTIONS ITEMS
  • May 15, 2015
  • ARGENTINA SHOW ADDED & BRAZIL TICKET ON SALE INFO
  • May 13, 2015

SERGIO AVENIA (Sept. 23, 1964 - March 5, 2013)

March 05 2013

SERGIO AVENIA (Sept. 23, 1964 - March 5, 2013)

Sergio and I moved to Seattle from Missoula thirty years ago this May in my

yellow Dart filled with his drums and my bass gear and little else.  When

I stopped to pick him up, his Mom gave us a giant bucket of home fried

chicken, gave him a teary kiss and off we went into the great unknown.  

I was lucky to learn to play my instrument with a great musician like

Sergio.  He motivated our band,Deranged Diction to be tight and professional,

and he gave an original jazzy sound to our basic hardcore structures.

Sergio was a huge talent, as good of an cartoonist, piano player and

tattoo artist as he was a drummer.

He enjoyed life as much as anybody I've ever known and I will always

carry that part of him with me.

I'll miss you, friend.

Jeff Ament

PS Say hello to Max Roach for the rest of us.