Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan joins Eddie Vedder on stage in Seattle for an energetic cover of The Pretenders’ Precious

Eddie Vedder recruited Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan during his concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Wash., on Monday, Feb. 21, for a cover of Preciousfrom The Pretenders’ 1979 self-titled debut album.

Joining Vedder’s backing band The Earthlings – which boasts an all-star lineup of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, former Chilis guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, guitarist The Frames Glen Hansard and Ozzy Osbourne producer Andrew Watt – McKagan handles the low end of the track armed with his signature Fender Precision bass guitar. Check out the performance below.

The Pearl Jam frontman is currently on tour in support of his latest solo studio album, earthling. The trek kicked off at the Beacon Theater in New York on February 3, and the final show originally scheduled at Benaroya Hall in Seattle took place last night (February 22).

Due to a Covid outbreak in Vedder’s tour earlier this month, shows at San Diego’s YouTube Theater The Magnolia and Los Angeles on February 15 and 17 will now take place on February 27 and 25, respectively.

Alongside a host of pieces of Terran – to like The haves and Long road – and a selection of Pearl Jam tracks, Vedder’s Earthlings Tour setlist included Beatles covers here comes the sunof the Prince purple rain and Jimi Hendrix All along the watchtower.

And during his show at Benaroya Hall last night, as reports, Vedder paid tribute to Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan, who recently passed away at the age of 57.

Freed Vedder earthling — his first solo non-film soundtrack album — earlier this month. Along with contributions from Ringo Starr, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, the LP also includes guest vocals from his late father.

“I haven’t really got to know my real dad,” Vedder said in a January interview with Mojo (by Stronger). “I met him maybe three or four times when I was a kid, but he was, you know, a friend of the family. It would have been nice to have been in a room with him at some point. before he died when I was 13. It would have been nice to share that I knew he was my pop, but that didn’t happen.

Vedder then revealed that about 10 years ago a contact gave him photos of his father and later a disc of voice recordings made by him.

“I carried that record around for two, three months in my suitcase, not ready to hear it,” he continued. “Finally I had the guts, and after a few bottles of wine I played it one night in Argentina. And it was good. It was amazing, like he left me a message.

The recordings were later reworked by Vedder and producer Andrew Watt for inclusion on earthling.