Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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2 thoughts on “Pearl Jam Jams with Jay-Z. No, Really.

  • I can't say I'm tremendously surprised. Jay-Z has had some rock leanings in his stuff, and '99 Problems', produced by Rick Ruben, is a quintessential rap-rock song (along the lines of Public Enemy & Anthrax).

    I would have been a little more surprised if he had done a different song. Maybe rap a rendition of a PJ song? Or rearrange another of his hits to infuse rock?


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