Eddie Vedder joins on stage Red Hot Chili Peppers to cover Jimi Hendrix and Prince
Footage has emerged of Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joining Red Hot Chili Peppers onstage for two very special cover versions.
With both artists booked to perform at the annual fundraising concert for Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, Vedder had a surprise up his sleeve when he joined Anthony Kiedis and Co. on stage for renditions of classic songs by Prince and Jimi Hendrix.
In what is a long-running charitable event, Red Hot Chili Peppers have been affiliated with the school after the band’s bass player Flea helped found the organisation back in 2001. “Every time I walk in this place, my heart swells with joy,” Flea told the small, intimate crowd.
“If you ever had a good idea, a music school or something else that can uplift people, do it,” he added. “I’m a dundering moron. If I can do it, anyone can do it.”
While the Chili’s rolled through their extensive back catalogue, playing numerous fan favourite hits in the process, Vedder did the same by combining his solo material with that of Pearl Jam’s classics as well as a touching tribute to Tom Petty.
The show-stopping moments came later though when the two groups joined forces to cover Prince hit ‘Purple Rain’ as well as Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower’.