Basic Background Info
In the early 1990s, bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam recruited Dave Krusen to fill the drum seat in their new band. Pearl Jam performed for the first time on October 22, 1990. Without wasting a second, the group recorded Ten. Dave Krusen left the band following the album's completion.
Although Ten was not immediately successful in late 1992, the album eventually climbed its way to #2 on the Billboard charts. With its three hit singles ('Alive,' 'Even Flow,' and 'Jeremy'),Ten mainstreamed alternative rock music. Ten reached platinum status twelve times in the United States and, although Pearl Jam released many more albums, Ten remains their most commercially successful record.
After leaving Pearl Jam, Dave Krusen joined Hovercraft under the name Karl 3-30. He laid down drum tracks on Akathisia with Hovercraft, which was released in 1997. Next, Dave joined up with Candlebox as their second drummer and recorded Happy Pills. He returned to Seattle after he finished up with Candlebox.
It wasn't long before Brad Smith, the bassist of Unified Theory, invited Dave to record a couple tracks for their new album. Dave Krusen also recorded with Novatone and toured with Cheyenne Kimball. Dave was most recently a member of Megaphonic with Rob Lyons, Matt Coe, and Matt Wilczynski.
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