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Pearl Jam fan performs drums after Matt Cameron exams optimistic for COVID-19


Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron pulled out of the band’s present in Oakland final night time (Could 12) after testing optimistic for COVID-19.

It was the primary time in 24 years the sticksman has missed a present with the band.

In consequence, touring member and former Purple Scorching Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer stepped in on drumming duties for a collection of tracks together with Neil Younger’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’, ‘Aged Girl Behind The Counter In A Small City’, ‘Why Go’ and ‘Corduroy’.

Longtime band collaborator Richard Stuverud additionally received behind the drums for ‘Fast Escape’ and ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ earlier than a fan stepped up for the present’s finale ‘Yellow Ledbetter’. You’ll be able to view footage under.

It comes simply days after the band honoured Foo Fighters’ late drummer Taylor Hawkins throughout their LA live performance at The Discussion board by performing 2005 track ‘Chilly Day In The Solar’.

The unique model of the observe featured Hawkins on lead vocals and, for the Seattle band’s efficiency of it, Cameron took on singing duties.

Cameron and Hawkins beforehand labored collectively within the band Nighttime Boogie Affiliation, releasing two songs collectively – ‘Lengthy In The Tooth’ and ‘The Path We’re On’ – in 2020.

Final week, Pearl Jam took one other second to recollect Hawkins as they kicked off their ‘Gigaton’ tour in San Diego. “[Hawkins] emitted one thing very unbelievable and really particular,” Vedder instructed the group at that present. “We’re all lacking him, and so, Matt, I’m sorry once more to your loss. However it simply offers us one other likelihood to say how a lot we respect you as nicely.”

Foo Fighters have been booked to headline New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Pageant earlier than the drummer’s dying, however cancelled all tour dates following his passing. Purple Scorching Chili Peppers stepped in to high the invoice on the pageant and paid tribute to Hawkins in the course of the set.


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