Eddie Vedder Performs At Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert In Boston

By Andy Kahn May 1, 2017 8:03 am PDT

Paradise Rock Club hosted Boston’s annual Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert that benefits the Foundation To Be Named Later organization founded by former Boston Red Sox executive and current Chicago Cubs president of operations Theo Epstein and his twin brother Paul Epstein. Pearl Jam frontman and noted Cub fan Eddie Vedder was among the all-star lineup of performers at Saturday night’s event.

Vedder was on stage alongside Will Dailey and members of Letters To Cleo, Buffalo Tom and Belly. The evening also saw former New York Yankee outfielder Bernie Williams, baseball reporter Peter Gammons and Theo Epstein join in on guitar as well as Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper playing bass. A regular participant in the yearly Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concerts held in Boston and Chicago, Vedder once again fronted the ensemble on a number of classic rock covers and selections from the Pearl Jam catalog for the “Cubs & Red Sox Edition” of the event.

Vedder led covers of The Who’s “The Kids Are Alright” and “I Can’t Explain,” Talking Heads’ “Love -> Building On Fire,” Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Bobby Jean,” The Rolling Stones’ “Waiting On A Friend,” and Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy,” “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town,” “Wishlist” and “Better Man,” among others. The night ended with Vedder leading the ensemble through a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.”

Video of Eddie’s collaborative performance was shared by mfc172, view the clips below:

[Rocking In The Free World]

[I Can’t Explain]

[Waiting On A Friend]

[Bobby Jean]

[Love -> Building On Fire]

[History Never Repeats]

[Watch Outside]

[Golden State]


[Another Nail In My Heart]

[Taillights Fade]

[Draw The Line]


Eddie Vedder at Paradise Rock Club

  • Corduroy  
  • Not for You  
  • Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town  
  • Watch Outside  
  • The Kids Are Alright  
  • I Can't Explain  
  • Bobby Jean  
  • History Never Repeats  
  • Love-> Building on Fire  
  • Down the Drain  
  • The Golden State  
  • Wishlist  
  • Better Man  
  • Taillights Fade  
  • Waiting on a Friend  
  • Another Nail in My Heart  
  • Comfortably Numb  
  • Hard Sun  
  • Draw the Line  
  • Rockin' in the Free World  

[Hat Tip – Rolling Stone]

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