Originally Posted by foronethreadonly
I think Dave A. was always at odds with Ed Vedder regarding all issues in the band. He was also disagreeing whereas the other band members would go with the flow and let Ed do whatever he wanted.
When Dave appeared on the cover of Modern Drummer, apparently Ed defaced a picture and drew a mustache on it. He thought Dave's "rock god" image was bad for Pearl Jam's anti-corporate stances.
The band, and more importantly Vedder, didn't want Abbruzzese to continue in the band and instead chose to replace him with close friend Jack Irons.
i've heard something similar as well. i remember when PJ was nominated for a Grammy for "Ten". Dave A. was the only member of the band to show up and he wasn't even on the album.
this must be pretty funny to him if he is reading all this speculation.