VIDEO: Pearl Jam as Devo? Believe it!

An Energy Domed Eddie Vedder cracks that whip
An Energy Domed Eddie Vedder cracks that whip

We still think of Pearl Jam as that uber-serious, non-party band. Certainly not the kind of jokesters who'd dress up like Devo, right?


At the conclusion of the group's 41-song, three-hour-and-35-minute set(!) last weekend at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia - the last show at the famed venue - Pearl Jam, in full Halloween mode, came out for their second encore dressed in Devo attire and busted out a note-perfect cover of Whip It.

Check out the video below. You'll never see Pearl Jam the same way again.

And is that a rare Gibson Moderne in the hands of Mike McCready? Somebody call Billy Gibbons!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.