Last night, the Metro in Chicago hosted the fifth annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit, which helps raise money and awareness for nonprofits that support disadvantaged youth, and Pearl Jam frontman made a surprise appearance and played several songs with a backing band that included Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and a few baseball luminaries.
As Alternative Nation reports, the event was headlined by Liz Phair and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. Vedder ended up coming out for an unscheduled performance that paired the singer with Chamberlin, Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein, the team’s manager Joe Maddon and New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams.
The collective’s set featured Pearl Jam’s hit “Better Man,” Vedder’s “Hard Sun,” The Who’s “The Kids Are Alright,” Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” and more. Watch video clips of a couple of the tunes below, along with the setlist as posted by Chamberlin on Twitter.
— Jimmy Chamberlin (@jccomplex) June 18, 2016