We also came across this really cool radio interview in which Shannon gives his opinion on PJ.
In 1994, Pearl Jam wrote the b-side song “Bee Girl” about the young girl from the Blind Melon “No Rain” video.
In actuality, the songs indirect lyrics were a plea from Eddie Vedder to Shannon Hoon to reign in his drug abuse.
Pearl Jam “Bee Girl“
Bee girl, you’re gonna die
You don’t wanna be famous, you wanna be shy
Do your dances alone in your room
Becoming a star will become your doom
Bee Girl, be a girl…
You know time is long, and life is short, begin to live while you still can
Believe in nothing, believe me, those who can be trusted can change their mind
The anxious is the present, unwrap your gifts, take your time
Everything you imagined, needn’t be stuck in your mind
Bee Girl, be a girl
Here’s a cool “Bee Girl” fact:
There were actually two Blind Melon “Bee Girls”. Heather DeLoach plays the “Bee Girl” in the “No Rain” music video but the “Bee Girl” on the cover of the Blind Melon debut album is actually a family picture of Georgia Graham the younger sister of drummer Glen Graham.
Shannon was also great friends with Axl Rose. Click photo below to read about their hometown connection.