I kinda had watched how Pearl Jam sorta railed against the grunge term, and I don’t know if it was the frosty with which they fought it or the fact they just outlasted it that no one associates it with them. Really, unless they are just writing about a time in their… time period in their career arc. I certainly don’t consider it. They are like the best rock band. They’re period, they are just a rock band. Ya know? They’re the best rock band. One of the best in 60 years in rock and roll.
Chris Carrabba on Hollywood Prospectus 11/27/13