Ziad “Z” Afana

Q&A with Z – 

Favorite Pearl Jam record: Ten, Vitalogy close second

Favorite Pearl Jam song(s): To drum… Blood, In My Tree, Alone, Wash, Evolution, Why Go, Garden and Black. To listen to… Nothingman, Long Road, Release, Yellow Ledbetter, Wishlist, Tremor Christ, Present Tense, Come Back, Crazy Mary… I almost want to name them all…

Favorite Pearl Jam concert: I was blown away the first time I saw them in Albany, NY 2003. The Los Angeles show on Oct 6, 2009 was epic when Chris Cornell joined them for a Temple of the Dog reunion and they did Hunger Strike.

Best Pearl Jam memory: Getting a facebook message from Dave Krusen that he’ll come out to our show one day! Meeting Jeff Ament with Dave at Fingerprints in Long Beach was also memorable.

What else is on your iPod other than Pearl Jam? I don’t own an iPod (right, Eddie?) I listen to everything that is solid… Pink Floyd, System of a Down, Alice in Chains, Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Metallica, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Dave Matthews Band, Gary Moore, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Live, Counting Crows, Chris Rhea, Bob Marley, Sade, Enigma, Tiesto, Kaskade, Paul Van Dyk, and a handful of middle eastern artists too.

What are you doing when you are not impersonating your rock heroes? My Clark Kent job… I’m a manager of software engineering for the entertainment industry. Basically a nerd.