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Watch Pearl Jam Tap Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer for Neil Young Cover

By newadmin / Published on Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 20:21 PM / No Comments / 37 views


Pearl Jam tapped the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer for an impromptu cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” during a show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The ad-hoc supergroup tore through Young’s 1989 Freedom anthem. Eddie Vedder tossed several tambourines into the crowd and doused himself with what looked like a gigantic bottle of wine. Throughout much of the track, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron laid down a low tom rumble beneath Smith’s wild drumming, while Klinghoffer traded scorching solos with Mike McCready and Stone Gossard.

Pearl Jam will wrap their South American tour this weekend with a set at Lollapalooza Brazil, where Red Hot Chili Peppers are also scheduled to perform. Pearl Jam will then play a handful of European dates before embarking on a short U.S. stadium tour this summer, with gigs in Seattle, Missoula, Montana, Chicago and Boston. 

Earlier this month, Pearl Jam released a new protest song, “Can’t Deny Me.” The track marks the group’s first original song since the release of their 10th studio LP Lightning Bolt in 2013.

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