Cover Alert | Pearl Jam Tackles Two Van Halen Classics

Seattle rockers Pearl Jam brought their fall tour to Hartford last night for a show at the XL Center. Back in 2010, at the same venue, the band debuted their cover of "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" by Van Halen and reprised the feat at Friday night's show.

PJ front man Eddie Vedder took a moment during the band's encore to discuss how they had performed a number of tunes with very serious themes, but since it was a Friday night they wanted to add a moment of levity. Vedder said when he entered the venue he remembered how the band debuted "that song" at the XL Center, referring to their debut of "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" in 2010. Eddie said "we really need to play that song again, but before we play 'that song' he's gonna play this one" at which point guitarist Mike McCready started the Van Halen instrumental "Eruption." Watch how it went down via MFC172:

Here's the full setlist from last night's show:

[Published on: 10/26/13]

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