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

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.