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: