Just a short but interesting blurb but in a recent email to Rolling Stone magazine, Pete Townshend revealed that in 1993 he talked Eddie Vedder out of retiring from Pearl Jam, and music. In the email, Townshend praised the bands performance during the recent VH1 Rock Honors tribute show to The Who adding, "It sounded amazing. Eddie seems to be very shiny these days. To think he nearly quit in 1993 and went back to some surfing beach."
"Lucky he came to speak to Uncle Pete. I told him - submit."