Pearl Jam Bassist Was Mugged In Atlanta
May 15, 2009 at 9:07 AM (PT)
So much for Southern hospitality, reports FOX NEWS.
When PEARL JAM was in ATLANTA late last month, bassist JEFF AMENT and a band employee were mugged outside a recording studio, a police report shows. According to the DEKALB COUNTY Police Department, AMENT and MARK ANTHONY SMITH were attacked shortly before noon on APRIL 27th when they arrived at SOUTHERN TRACKS RECORDING, a studio in NORTH ATLANTA.
SOUTHERN TRACKS is the home base of producer BRENDAN O'BRIEN, with whom the band has worked before. According to ROLLING STONE, the band is recording a new album with the producer.
Three men reportedly emerged from a nearby wooded area wearing masks and brandishing knives. They smashed windows of the rented JEEP Commander, snatched a BLACKBERRY phone and other belongings, and demanded money, the police report shows. The suspects allegedly got away with more than $7,300 in goods and cash.