WATCH: Eddie Vedder Surprises Hot Stove Cool Music Crowd In Chicago

Eddie Vedder was at Wrigley Field in Chicago to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” for the Cubs game against Pittsburgh last Friday (June 14).  But it's what he did after the game that has everyone talking. He showed up at the nearby Metro for the Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert after the game. Surprise!! Nice!

I love what a regular guy Eddie Vedder thinks he is.  As a Cubbies uberfan Eddie Vedder became the whole show. And merged onstage seamlessly with what became an All Star band including Smashing Pumpkins' drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, Bernie Williams (yes NY-Yankees' ex-center fielder turned guitarist Bernie Williams) and Liz Phair, Letter's To Cleo's Kay Hanley and Gail Greenwood from Belly.

Here are the highlights...

Eddie lead the band on "Corduroy," his Cubs anthem "All the Way," "Rockin' in the Free World." (of course), The Who's "The Kids Are Alright", "Big Hard Sun" (an underappreciated song) and another cover: Splitz Enz "I Got You".  But possibly my favorite part is below, when Eddie and his All Star band busted out "Betterman" (a forever Pearl Jam staple) and it morphed into The English Beat's "Save It For Later".
An autographed Vedder guitar also sold for $26,000 during the fundraising auction portion of the event.
Congrats to the lucky high bidder there, worth every penny.
-Amy

BETTER MAN, Eddie Vedder - Metro Chicago 6/17/16. Theo Espstein's Hot Stove Cool Music

Eddie Vedder plays Better man @ Theo Espstein charity benefit.

Eddie Vedder & Theo Epstein Metro Chicago Show

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