Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pearl Jam was on Colbert last night

Posted By on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Last night, America's Greatest Rock Band™ took to the shiny new stage of CBS's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and, if you've been a Pearl Jam fan as long as I have and fell asleep before they came on, allow us to get you caught up. Perhaps it will give you some much-needed flashbacks to two years ago when PJ took it to the Spokane Arena.

Here they are rocking the polish off of Colbert's set with "Mind Your Manners," off of 2013's superb Lightning Bolt.

And then, when it looked like the lights were going down, Pearl Jam stuck around to play Neil Young's "Rockin' In the Free World," joined by Colbert on guest vocals.

Before all of this, the band — all of them — were invited to the couch to chat with Stephen about their social and political efforts over the years. This weekend they're headlining the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, and if you are of the school who think Pearl Jam isn't relevant in today's musical landscape, keep in mind the other headliner of that festival is friggin' Beyonce.

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Mike Bookey is the culture editor for The Inlander. He previously held the same position at The Source Weekly in Bend, Ore.