In news that is sure to unite the warring tribes of grunge rockers and indie rock fans, Eddie Vedder hopped on stage with The Strokes at their Seattle concert.
The Strokes are currently opening for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers on their American tour, and before the Seattle concert on Wednesday night, indie rock icons The Strokes brought out rock icon Eddie Vedder for a rendition of their hit 'Juicebox'.
Pearl Jam were recently forced to cancel a series of European dates after Vedder's voice was affected by wildfires in France, but the singer was at his snarling best as they breezed through a rendition of the 2005 track.
Vedder is a close friend of the band, with the Pearl Jam singer joining them on stage numerous times over the years.
The Strokes were the support act for Pearl Jam on their 2011 PJ20 tour, which marked 20 years since their seminal debut album 'Ten', and performed the song on the tour.
Vedder has spoken in the past about his fondness for 'Juicebox', which was The Strokes' biggest hit in their native United States and the United Kingdom, where they were one of the biggest names in music in the early 2000s.
In a 2019 interview, he recalled an interaction with Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas where Casablancas blushed and admitted part of the song was lifted from Pearl Jam's 1994 track 'Not For You'.
"I would have had no idea, I still don’t really hear it… I think it’s totally original," Vedder said at the time.
"Every time I get to play it with them, I’m more than happy."
You can check out Vedder's gritty version of the song here, which shows that one of the most iconic frontmen in rock history still has the voice that made him an icon to begin with.