Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Top Ten Pearl Jam Moments of 2015: #4-2

#4 Eddie on The Late Show with David Letterman

This May (which was apparently a big month for the Top Ten), we said good-bye to David Letterman's Late Show.  Pearl Jam and Eddie are no strangers to that show, so it was, perhaps, fitting that Eddie was invited to perform on the finale.  He song choice, fitting as well ... well, if you don't listen to the lyrics, Betterman.

#3 Pearl Jam on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

After Eddie's performance at the Letterman finale, it didn't take long for Pearl Jam to pop back up at The Late Show, this time hosted by Stephen Colbert.  As part of the lead up to the Global Citizen Festival, the band sat down for an interview with Colbert in September then played a scorching version of Mind Your Manners and invited Colbert onto the stage for Rockin' in the Free World.

#2 The Global Citizen Encore

As Pearl Jam's only US performance began to round up, Eddie invited Beyoncé onto the stage for a cover of Marley's Redemption Song, a song Pearl Jam hasn't touched in over 20 years.  Maybe they just needed the right singer.

And hey, if Beyoncé isn't enough to get you excited, the band threw in another cover of Rockin' in the Free World with a stage full of folks, including Bill Nye!