Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is well-known as an avid Cubs fan, and last night, Vedder brought out several members of the organization at a benefit concert dubbed “Hot Stove, Cool Music.” All the proceeds of the show are going towards The Foundation To Be Named Later, an organization that helps develop leadership skills in underprivileged youth.
After a set packed with covers like “The Weight” and “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” Vedder was joined for his encore, “All The Way,” by Cubs players Jason Hammel, Jon Lester, and Anthony Rizzo, president Theo Epstein, and manager Joe Maddon.
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But aside from the covers and special guests, Vedder’s rendition of the best Pearl Jam song, “Corduroy,” was probably the biggest highlight. He shouts out the birthday of his friend Jack White, and shares a few stories from the past, before launching into a rendition complete with a tremendous saxophone solo. Watch that below.
Here’s footage of “I Am A Patriot”:
And watch a supercut of the night:
Vedder’s full benefit concert setlist:
“You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
“Love Boat Captain”
“Love Building On Fire”
“Watch Outside, I Am A Patriot”
“The Kids Are Alright”
“Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town”
“Rockin’ in the Free World”
Encore: “All The Way”