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"Of Potato Heads and Polaroids"

March 14, 2017

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready is getting ready to publish his first book, May 30th of this year. "Of Potato Heads and Polaroids" is the title, and will cover Pearl Jam's two decades of touring in pictures McCready took with his Polaroid. It's a picture book with a twist; a walk down memory lane for McCready AND Mr. Potato Head. McCready used to bring along his Mr. Potato Head and ask celebrities, friends and strangers to pose with it. Some of the people in the book are Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Henry Rollins, Jimmy Fallon and tennis star Venus Williams among others.

Side Notes: Pearl Jam get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April and have invited all five of their drummers – Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese, Jack Irons and Matt Cameron – to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. See the handwritten note posted on the band's Twitter, below.