Eddie Vedder has formed a new band for a cover-packed set at his own Ohana Festival in California last night (February 24).
Kings of Leon was slated to headline the event, but withdrew after the death of their mother, Betty Ann.
For the set, Vedder formed a new band on location, enlisting Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, ex-Chilis and new Pearl Jam touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and more.
During the set, Vedder and co. covered the likes of REM and Prince, before Vedder dedicated a version of his solo single ‘Long Road’ to the Followills and their mother.
After that, according to TOURNAMENT, he and the band covered Kings of Leon’s first hits ‘Molly’s Chambers’ as a tribute to the band, although no footage is yet available online.
See images from the series of covers from last night’s show below:
eddie vedder and josh klinghoffer singing purple rain together >>>> pic.twitter.com/hzU3ggz1Tn
– fresh 🐚 (@bIackspacer) September 25, 2021
Brooke – “YOU, Eddie Vedder has Purple Rain on his sound checklist at Ohana…. That tribute album hunch might be just… 🤷🏻♀️” https://t.co/lAPxJ7pcvu pic.twitter.com/GW2JbW6XxZ
– demetrios (@demetriosns) September 25, 2021
Kings Of Leon paid tribute to their mother on social media today (September 25), a day after the brothers – Caleb, Nathan and Jared – announced they would be canceling a series of shows to spend time with their mother following a “medical crisis”.
Drummer Nathan wrote, “You are finally at peace and on your next trip. I’ll feel your kiss in every breeze and your wink in every ray of sunshine.
Her younger brother, Jared, also shared a tribute on his Instagram, posting a series of photos of their mother over the years with various family members. Jared’s message read, “My mom has always been so proud of us. She let everyone know. I will always post pictures of us.
“You were a better mom and grandma than any of us deserved.”