Eddie Vedder joins Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for "The Waiting" and "American Girl." (VIDEO)
Watch Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty Perform Together
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June 25 2012 6:37 PM

Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty Rock Out Together

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?


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

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.