Pearl Jam axeman Mike McCready shows his chops
Pearl Jam tried their hand at a pair of Van Halen classics at a gig in Hartford, Connecticut last Friday night, October 25. Back in 2010 when the band played Hartford’s XL Center they’d done “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”
“The last time we played here in 2010 we played a song and we said it was the only time we would ever play this song,” said Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. “And it was the only time we ever played this song. But as soon as we walked into the back room tonight, I was like “This is where we played that song! And, for some reason, I just really need to play that song again!”
“But before we play that song, he is gonna play this song.”
At which point “he,” Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, launched into a pretty impressive rendition of Eddie Van Halen‘s signature jam.
Check it out!