Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder joined Jack Johnson onstage as they performed Constellations at the 2012 Kokua Festival in Hawaii. Also jamming with them was Kawika Kahiapo, who did an awesome job at playing those beautiful lead guitar parts.
As Easter greeted today, the performance got me so totally inspired as Vedder and Johnson are two of my favorite artists and the song is a fave of mine as well.
It will be featured on Jack Johnson’s latest live album, Best of Kokua Festival, which also includes collaborations with various artists like Dave Matthews, Ben Harper and Willie Nelson. The album is set to be released this April 17.
Looking forward for its release, so as a teaser, here’s a vid of their performance captured by Rolling Stone.
Pearl Jam, one of the most important bands that emerged in the 90s, is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. The Seattle based group also has a film coming out by Cameron Crowe documenting their 20 years as a band. Whoah! 20 long years! That’s a great achievement if you’re in a band, ’cause often times, a group disbands after just a few years. There are only quite a few groups that I know who are still intact for 20 or more years and I’ve never thought this group would reach this milestone ’cause most of their contemporaries have disbanded already, or may have disbanded for quite some time and then regrouped again for a tour. I’m a hardcore fan of them so looking forward to see PJ20 concert even just on Youtube.
Upon reading the news about their big plans to celebrate their anniversary a few years back, I was thinking of a Temple of the Dog reunion to be included on those tours since the core of that group comprised of the current band’s line-up sans Chris Cornell. And since Cornell is friends with the band and Matt’s been drumming for both PJam and Soundgarden, which had just reunited and did some touring earlier, why not include a TOTD setlist.
This freaked me out when I saw a TOTD performance at PJam’s 20th anniv show at Youtube. Thought it was just the song Hunger Strike ’cause they’ve done it before when they’ve guested Cornell, but they performed more than one even doing a Mother Love Bone song.
Felt like I was moved back in time to the good ol’ glory days of grunge era, got me goosebumps while watching the vids. Their rockin’ performance got me thrilled ’cause it’s what I’ve been waiting for and they just did it! Hope I was there on the show, anyway I just hope they include the Philippines in their upcoming tour dates ’cause there are many PJam fans out here and hey it’s been more than a decade when the guys had a concert here. As for the TOTD setlist, this was the highlight of the show!!! Fans of this super group would enjoy watching these vids… Many thanks to the one who took the HD vids and uploaded ’em on Youtube, you rock man! Those were awesome! It did my day great! \m/.
Eddie Vedder, frontman of Seattle based rock band Pearl Jam has released a new song entitled “Longing To Belong”. This is part of his second solo project called Ukelele Songs. This song is pretty much laid back, and is far away from a Pearl Jam catalog ’cause of its folk and surf music influenced style. Using a ukelele, Vedder showed his lighter side and his depth in music. His songwriting is fabulous, been a fan of his works even way back from his grunge days with his band. Now, his music is more matured, and has gone even deeper, going against the wave of commercialism.