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Kettering man wins Grammy gold

Krazy like a Kardashian Kanye West many have stolen much of the limelight at Sunday's Grammy's when he slammed Beck, but a local man is certainty glowing today.

Kettering-based artist Don Pendleton was part of the team that won the Grammy in the"Best Recording Package" category Sunday for work on Pearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt."

(Photo: Don Pendleton's Facebook page)

The band congratulated Pendleton and the rest of the award-winning team: Pearl Jam's bassist Jeff Ament and band art directors Joe Spix and Jerome Turner.

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The packaging is pretty cool indeed.

Click here to see more of Pendleton's work at

Pendleton, a native of Ravenswood, West Virginia, and Ament  developed a relationship in 2009 when Ament bought some of Pendleton's artwork, according to the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, West Virginia. Pendleton is a 1994 graduate of Marshall University and like Ament,  a skateboarder.

Pearl Jam used Pendleton work on the album cover art as well as to illustrate each song.

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