Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron was unable to play with the band for his or her present in Oakland on Thursday evening (Might 12) after testing constructive for COVID-19. Fortunately, the rock group had just a few associates — and even a fan — step in to assist.
Touring member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer helped out by taking part in drums on numerous tracks, together with Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” “Aged Girl Behind The Counter In A Small City,” “Why Go” and “Corduroy,” based on NME. Drummer Richard Stuverud additionally performed for “Fast Escape” and “Superblood Wolfmoon.”
To wrap issues up, a 20-year-old fan named Josh Arroyo stepped in to play drums on the band’s present nearer, “Yellow Ledbetter.”
In a video uploaded to YouTube by a live performance attendee, Arroyo is seen having some banter with frontman Eddie Vedder earlier than the entire band helps him get began on the drumbeat. Arroyo goes on to play the entire music impressively effectively.
A fan who attended the present defined the backstory within the feedback part. “Eddie requested if there have been any drummers within the crowd that wished to play,” YouTube person Joe Sales space wrote. “Josh jumped up and ran to the entrance isle. Eddie noticed his shirt, which listed the entire PJ drummers. The. Eddie mentioned, ‘Get him examined for COVID and produce him out for the encore!’ The place went NUTS! Epic PJ live performance second. Congrats, Josh. Get set!”
Watch the enjoyable second beneath.