Yesterday the Surfrider Foundation announced that Pearl Jam, a Seattle-based foursome who perform something called "grunge" music, will donate $1 from every ticket sold for their upcoming L.A. shows to the Save Trestles campaign. The money will be donated through the band's Vitalogy Foundation in the name of Dave "The Rapscallion" Russell. Base ticket price is $49 plus $2 to Vitalogy. The Forum seats up to 18,000 people for concerts. "Our planet and the ocean are currently under siege due to certain peoples overwhelming need to profit at our fragile environments expense. Dave Russell was a surfer and activist who worked tirelessly to defend against these threats, and it is in his name that we would like to offer our assistance to Surfrider Foundation and the California coast," said Pearl Jam singer Ed Vedder. Russell, longtime friend of the band and Surfrider supporter, was busy chronicling the history of the Surfrider Foundation when it was discovered he had a rare form of thyroid cancer. The friend of musicians and surfers shuffled off his mortal coil on Feb. 1, 2006 at the age of 39. Pearl Jam play the Forum on July 9th and 10th. Tickets available at Ticketmaster
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