See how Pearl Jam paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins: 'He did live his life to the fullest'

'It's never easy when you lose someone'
Eddie Vedder
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Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters will forever be linked as two of the greatest Rock acts to come out of the 90s. As such, it made for an emotional moment at The Forum in Los Angeles over the weekend when Pearl Jam offered up a tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins.

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During the middle of their set, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took to the mic to address the crowd. “It’s never easy when you lose someone,” Vedder said.

“As you get older, you’ll notice it starts happening more and more. It’s just where you are on the timeline and where your friends are on the timeline. But sometimes, like this, it’s so unexpected. It also makes it harder because he was someone who truly, truly loved living life on this planet. I guess the one thing we can be consoled by is the fact that he never wasted a moment, and he did live his life to the fullest. We just want more of it.”

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Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron stepped off his drum kit, strapped on a guitar, and took on lead vocals as the band launched into a rendition of the Foo Fighters track “Cold Day In The Sun,” which Hawkins sang lead vocals on.

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith joined Pearl Jam on stage for the cover as he played tambourine. Check out the full performance here.

Pearl Jam recently kicked off their long-awaited tour in support of their latest studio album Gigaton. They were one of the first acts to postpone their tour due to COVID-19 and finally have the chance to perform songs live just over two years later.

The tour will continue throughout the West Coast through the end of May and will pick back up in early September. Check out a full list of tour dates and grab tickets here.

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