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Why didn’t this happen in Seattle?: Pearl Jam performs in LA with Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell

October 7th, 2009 by travis hay

In case you missed the news, Pearl Jam performed in LA last night and a few special guests dropped by for unexpected cameos.

The first was Chris Cornell who sang "Hunger Strike" with the band. The other guest was Jerry Cantrell who took over guitar duties from Mike McCready for "Alive." I understand Cornell and Cantrell are busy guys with their own tours and bands to deal with and it was likely pure coincidence that Pearl Jam happened to be in LA the same day as Chris and Jerry, but man why didn’t this happen in Seattle? Oh, and they also performed "Lukin" with a string quartet.

Videos of "Hunger Strike" and "Lukin" along with a snippet of "Alive" below. I can’t wait to get this bootleg.

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2 Responses to “Why didn’t this happen in Seattle?: Pearl Jam performs in LA with Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell”

  1. bellesforever Says:

    gotta get this boot. this had to be an unbelievable treat..as i follow cornell and pj this would be like”saying hello to heaven”! is it up yet????

  2. Craig P Says:

    the answer to your headline question is that Seattle is a small market and those guys are just a marketing machine. The support of the local fan base does not equal huge profits.

    Thanks for posting the video.

    Craig

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