Eddie Vedder Used To Play Surprising Album Before Every Pearl Jam Show

While yours truly was recently interviewing Ian Anderson (former singer/flautist for Jethro Tull) for BraveWords, the chat took a turn towards discussing Tull’s classic 1969 release, Stand Up. And surprisingly, Mr. Anderson mentioned a certain renowned grunge singer who was a fan:

“You could have also asked Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, because apparently that was his favorite album. He used to take it to Pearl Jam gigs and play it before every show, so he told one of my road crew, when they went to see him in concert.”

Anderson is currently on the road performing a rock opera entitled…Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, for which dates can be viewed here.

  • Bilbo

    All the albums released by the Tull from the first one up until “Songs From The Wood” are classics, really. They always managed to be one step ahead of everyone else.

  • Felonious Punk

    ‘Aqualung’ is still fucking DOPE.

  • Billy

    Hey Greg, did you guys discuss Ian providing his flute talents to the new Tea Party album?