How Eddie Vedder Gave Me My Start in Business
"In 1995, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was inducting Neil Young into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I was a high school girl with every intention of getting to New York City to meet Eddie. But how?
I asked the Waldorf if one of the writers for my magazine could get in to interview attendees and review the event and they suggested faxing in a request for a press pass. Only problem: I didn’t have a magazine.
So I launched one in less than a day. My cousin was the publicist for a major metal band in the '80s and agreed to help with content. In a matter of hours, after massively struggling through the software on our Apple IIC, we had come up with Zip Magazine -- it sounded snappy -- and picked really cool font for the header that was underlined with … wait for it … a zipper.
Lo-and-behold, Zip Magazine's editor landed a press pass to the event. I still haven't come down."