Eddie Vedder Shares Imagine Cover For Charity

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Back in July Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder debuted a stirring cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” as part of a solo set in Portugal. Vedder’s performance of “Imagine” from July 18th is now available for purchase via iTunes with all proceeds going to Heartbeat: Amplifying Youth Voices, an organization that provides opportunities and spaces for young Israeli and Palestinian musicians to work together, and amplify their voices to influence the world around them.

Eddie caused a stir over the summer when he lit into an emotional diatribe against war at a Pearl Jam concert in London. Vedder issued a note about his anti-war stance that utilized lyrics from “Imagine” and then soon performed the song in concert.

Watch fan-shot video of Vedder’s “Imagine” and the speech that led into the cover: