Watch Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty Perform Together

Slate's Culture Blog
June 25 2012 6:37 PM

Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty Rock Out Together

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Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty on stage in Amsterdam

This is not a tremendously surprising pairing, given that Pearl Jam has been doing one of the better versions of "I Won't Back Down" for at least a decade. Still, it's pretty fun to see Petty and Vedder on stage together, and they chose two awfully good songs to perform: "The Waiting" and "American Girl."

Also, is it just me or is Vedder doing a bit of a Petty impersonation in the first of these?

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Via Stereogum, which notes that Jack White was there, too, but decided to stay in his seat. Oh well.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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