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Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament Shouts Out Rock Hall Omissions With T-Shirt

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Pearl Jam just entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but there are many other deserving acts still waiting to have their name called. That fact is something that is not lost on many of the acts upon Rock Hall entry, who have have found ways to champion the causes of fellow musicians over the years with shout outs during their induction speeches. But the list of amazing acts was too great to count for Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, so he had a shirt that did the talking for him.

Upon first look, it appears as though Ament is wearing a t-shirt with pressed-on white tie on it, but a closer look shows that the tie is surrounded by a wealth of band and solo artist names with one thing in common — none of the acts are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

It’s an eclectic list of performers, but an impressive list all the same. For metal lovers, Ament gives props to Slayer, Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Motorhead, Judas Priest and Dio. Hard rock fans will notice such classic rock names as Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad, Thin Lizzy, Mountain, Sweet, King Crimson, Steppenwolf, T. Rex, Love, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Warren Zevon, Bad Company and Ted Nugent joined by more modern hard rock acts like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Jane’s Addiction, Lenny Kravitz, The Cult, Dinosaur Jr., Mudhoney, Nine Inch Nails, The Replacements, Pixies, The Black Crowes, Bon Jovi, Smashing Pumpkins, Melvins, Sonic Youth and Chad Channing, with the latter being a nod to the omission of the onetime Nirvana drama when the band was inducted a few years back.

The shirt didn’t forget the punk and hardcore community either with Buzzcocks, New York Dolls, Minutemen, Minor Threat, Misfits, Richard Hell, The Damned, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Billy Idol, Public Image Ltd., Fugazi, X, Descendents and MC5 all making the cut as well. And we haven’t even mentioned some of the great alt-rock and nu wave acts listed. Check out the shirt in full below.

After looking at the shirt, do you see anyone that Ament may have omitted that’s also deserving of a Rock Hall look? Hit the Comments section below with your thoughts on the bassist’s shirt and those who are still waiting to hear their named called. Also see our own list of acts deserving of Rock Hall induction below.

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