Above is the only photo I could find with Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder (well the back of him) in it (Krist Novoselic is in it too), from 1992.

Credit: Seth Kolloen and TheSunBreak.com

Grunge lives! Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear joined Mike Watt and his band for an encore tonight at the Triple Door. It was the second encore. Confidential to the people who left at the end of Watt’s set of rock opera: You are bad at life.

I recognized Grohl first–wasn’t hard, he’s got that long hair and immediately stationed himself at the drums, where he began whacking away as only Dave Grohl can do. Next I noticed Smear, whose name I couldn’t recall, but whose face I remembered from early Foo Fighters, and from his brief time with Nirvana (he was present for Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York show). Then there was this short dude in a baseball cap playing guitar and occasionally chiming in on backing vocals.

“Holy crap!,” I said suddenly to my lovely companion, “That’s Eddie Vedder!”

Watt, Vedder, Grohl and Smear played “Big Train,” the first track from Watt’s 1994 album Ball-Hog or Tugboat?, an album Grohl, Vedder and Smear (and Flea, and Henry Rollins, and Ad-Rock, and Thurston Moore) all appeared on.

  • Recluse

    So predictable in retrospect. Had I known Watt was playing tonight… I wasted all day trying to figure out where the garage show was with no luck.

    I live 5 blocks away from the triple door and work across the street. Fuck me.

  • Mills

    That’s cool they jammed. Wish I lived in Seattle.

  • NickG

    Damn, that’s too much awesomeness in one room

  • Ashley

    Wow, they played Big Train! That sounds awesome. Btw, that’s a cool pic! Never seen it before.

  • Vinny

    Video please!!!

  • Andrei

    It’s so sad that there;s no photo of Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder…

  • maggie
  • Hank

    just saw a download link for the audio rip of this song:



  • Homerbreyn

    thank you maggie

  • Homerbreyn

    and what a moment that was don’t know who mike watt is (sorry) but still..

  • steph

    Yeah…I am kicking my own ass today. I certainly would have ventured over to Seattle on the ferry last night. I am never in the right place at the right time.

  • Vinny

    Thank you Maggie!!!!

  • David

    Dave Grohl need to ditch the terrible middle or the road rock he makes nowadays & get back to drumming more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtownplec Conor

    He is drumming more than he was a few years ago certainly, which is a good sign. It’s cool when he plays Cold Day In The Sun with Foo Fighters though.

  • franko

    . . . how cool to see Dave, Krist, and Eddie in the same photo! :o)

  • CiTiZeN DiCk


    That’s an awesome photo! wish i could’ve seen this! Must have been incredible!