Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Smashes $15,000 Guitar On Stage

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It’s a trope that’s been around as long as rock’n’roll itself – smashing your instruments at the end of the show.  Of course, usually those instruments aren’t worth the cost of a new car.

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready channeled his inner Pete Townshend during the band’s tour-closing show in Amsterdam last week – smashing his guitar directly into his amp during a cover of “Rockin’ In The Free World”.

Fans are convinced the smashed axe was a 2021 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster worth over $15,000.

Maybe McCready was just excited to play – Pearl Jam had been forced to cancel the previous three shows while Eddie Vedder dealt with vocal cord damage.


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