Eddie Vedder and the boys from Seattle have been full of surprises lately.
If there's a lesson to be learned from Pearl Jam's antagonistic 2006 album, it's that sometimes you have to be angry before you can ever be happy.
Imagine the tour rider if this one-off collaboration at the New Orleans Jazz Fest was an actual supergroup.
Eddie Vedder said, "If there was anyone I thought would be playing when he was 80 or 85, it was gonna be Prince."
"The HB2 law that was recently passed is a despicable piece of legislation that encourages discrimination against an entire group of American citizens," the band writes.
In the middle of a career-spanning set, Pearl Jam delivered all 12 tracks of their 1993 sophomore album live from front to back for the very first time.
Before the grunge explosion, members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam joined forces to pay tribute to a fallen friend. It was only in retrospect that the album became a hit.
Pearl Jam launched their 25th anniversary tour in memorable fashion earlier this weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
While the wave of mainstream grunge crashed after just a couple years, the impact is still visible everywhere.
Vedder and McCready joined Cheap Trick onstage during the Pearl Jam guitarist's 50th birthday party in Seattle last weekend.