Pearl Jam closed out Belgium’s Rock Werchter 2010 festival yesterday with a little help from some feathered friends. As the final closer of a set that included an unreleased new song and covers of Joe Strummer (Arms Aloft) and Public Image Ltd. (Public Image), the guys brought out half of Them Crooked Vultures – drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Alain Johannes – for a searingly celebratory version of Kick Out The Jams by MC5.
The performance was a thrilling collaborative dose that found Grohl cheerfully smashing tambourines next to drummer Matt Cameron as Johannes (who’s about to launch his own solo album) shreds next to lead guitarist Mike McCready. It was sloppy and the sound on the video may be shite, but the energy and enthusiasm more than makes up for any lack of finesse in execution.
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