Eddie Vedder Releases Live Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

2014-10-03

Story by Charles Ken

Eddie Vedder’s cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ is available on iTunes with proceeds going towards Heartbeat.fm

Back on July 18, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder performed a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at a solo show in Meco, Portugal. It was the first time Vedder has ever played the famed anti-war song live, so the performance drew a great deal of attention.

“It seems like maybe there is a reason to play it,” Vedder said to the crowd at the performance before starting the song. “If you’d like join me or use your voices or hold a light there might be some people out there that need to know they are not alone.”

Now, Vedder is releasing his cover of “Imagine” — an unplugged take on the show with only acoustic guitar and Vedder’s vocals — on iTunes. Funds raised from iTunes sales will go to Heartbeat.fm, an organization that is working to bring together Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians.

In other news, Pearl Jam are currently on a fall tour through North America that reaches St. Louis, Mo., tonight (Oct. 3).




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