Music fans attending the Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s annual fundraising concert in L.A. on Saturday received a double shot of rock stardom when Eddie Vedder teamed up with Red Hot Chili Peppers for a pair of classic rock covers.
As Rolling Stone reports, the Pearl Jam frontman joined the Peppers to cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” and Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of “All Along the Watchtower” during the encore (those performances can be seen just after the 45-minute mark in the video above).
Both Vedder and the Chili Peppers each played separate sets for a small but appreciative audience at the event, held in the conservatory’s parking lot, while comedian Marc Maron served as host.
The music school is a labour love for the musicians, with Vedder and Chili Peppers bass player Flea co-founding the non-profit school 20 years ago.
According to Rolling Stone, Vedder performed solo versions of Pearl Jam hits, in addition to a cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ set included such fan favourites as “Soul to Squeeze,” “Suck My Kiss” and “By the Way,” in addition to the band’s first live performance of the Californication track “Purple Stain” since 2015.