Morrissey and Marr? How about Marr and Vedder?
Though we’re not entirely sure anyone asked for this, Eddie Vedder joined Johnny Marr on stage over the weekend at California’s Ohana Festival to perform a kinda weird rendition of The Smiths’ ’80s classic “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” Marr introduced the Pearl Jam frontman as “a good friend” and “someone who I’ve admired and who’s been good to me and who is an inspiration,” before the crowd — and that one “yeah!” guy in particular — loses its shit. Watch fan-filmed video below.
The surprise appearance was maybe not a surprise at all, as Vedder was already there to headline the fest, and during his set performed a bunch of Pearl Jam songs as well as covers of tracks by Cat Power, Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, Tom Petty and more. Read our review of Pearl Jam’s double-header at Fenway Park here.
Earlier this year, Marr released a fantastic new record titled Call The Comet, and the former Smiths guitarist shows it off at a sold-out Paradise Rock Club in Boston on October 21.