Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Appears On Clemente Museum Fundraiser
Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder performed a bit of “Love Boat Captain” as part of his appearance on a virtual fundraiser for Pittsburgh’s Clemente Museum that premiered on Wednesday. Vedder also spoke of the museum, its namesake and an auction that benefits the Clemente Museum in video recorded at his home in Seattle.
The Clemente Museum was established in 2007 to honor Roberto Clemente, the baseball Hall Of Famer and humanitarian who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while delivering aid to victims of an Earthquake in Nicaragua. A Fender guitar signed by Pearl Jam is among the items up for bid in an auction to support the museum.
Members of the Clemente family and famed Pittsburgh athletes also took part in yesterday’s The Clemente Museum 2020 Virtual Fundraiser. Vedder can first be seen in the video below around the 12-minute mark speaking about how The Clemente Museum is one of his favorite places in the United States. He also discusses the vintage of wine created at the museum and the powerful feelings he experienced when he visited. Then, at the end of the video/fundraiser, Eddie plays a portion of “Love Boat Captain” from Pearl Jam’s Riot Act LP.
Watch the full virtual fundraiser below and donate to the museum here: