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Watch Pearl Jam’s Stephen Colbert Performance

Pearl Jam performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. The band performed “Mind Your Manners” and “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Watch video below of “Mind Your Manners” and “Rockin’ in the Free World,” and read a recap of the band’s interview with Colbert by clicking here.

Mike McCready recently discussed how Pearl Jam pick the concerts they play in a new interview with Alternative Nation.

“How we go about the process is we look at it kind of year to year, and we look at where the offers come from. Business wise, that’s kind of where you have to make the decisions. What we have to do to support our fan club, our management, our families, what we need to make for the year. Then we have the certain places we enjoy going, and we know we’ll do very well at. We’re very grateful that we can go to South America and play to really big crowds down there: 50, to 60, to 70,000 people. It’s a very powerful experience, and exciting. Or we’ll go to Australia and do the same, play in the States, maybe do less than that, but it’s still fun to play here.

We kind of look at a couple of things per year, maybe three legs of a tour, and hitting specific areas like Europe, and maybe the midwest, these are all hypotheticals. In the past we’ve done South America and Canada. We don’t want to be out forever, we have other things we do, but we certainly love it and we want to be out there at times. We all get the itch to be playing music again, and interact with the crowd, and play those songs live, because that’s what we do. But we do talk about it, and have meetings about it and kind of decide what we want to do in the coming year, tentatively. It’s never that mapped out, but then it does get mapped out, if that makes sense.”

Pearl Jam & Stephen Colbert Talk Beyonce & U2 Influences, Ticketmaster Feud

Pearl Jam were interviewed shortly before their performance (which you can watch here) on The Last Show with Stephen Colbert last night, and Alternative Nation recapped the interview. Colbert joked with the band about Beyonce potentially influencing Stone Gossard, and the band discussed how U2 influenced their charity work. Pearl Jam showed up in promotion for the upcoming environment friendly, Global Citizens Festival that takes place this weekend. Eddie Vedder said that it was the first time they’ve done the Global Citizens Fest but have been supportive of the festival since its inception.

Stephen then asked why activism is so important to them, especially since they peaked during a decade when the economy was good and the world wasn’t at war for nine years. Eddie said that it goes back to them as children and punk rock teaching them about certain issues. Eddie mentioned that he learned of Amnesty International from Sting, U2 and Peter Gabriel and that you end up in a situation where you can use your music to bring change. Including tangible changes such as making touring carbon neutral, building skate parks, free innocent people from prisons, among other things.

Colbert also brought up the Ticketmaster fiasco and then said: “In order to get tickets to the festival, you have to do good deeds to help reduce global poverty, would that be something you would fight Ticketmaster over?”

The band just laughed.

Finally Colbert said “You are known for your stripped down. no frills look and attitude, but Beyonce, who brings more glitz and glamour will be there. Will any of you pull a Sasha Fierce? Because Stone Gossard sounds like a made up name already.”

The band once again was ripping with laughter, same with the audience.

Pearl Jam To Perform On Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Pearl Jam are set to perform on “The Late Show” With Stephen Colbert. CBS has officially revealed the lineup for the third week of “The Late Show” episodes, which includes the popular Grunge group among a range of others. Pearl Jam are slated to perform on September 23rd. You can view the full list below:

CBS’ official “Late Show” listings follow:

Thursday, Sept. 10 Vice President Joe Biden; Uber CEO Travis Kalanick; musical performance by Toby Keith

Friday, Sept. 11 Comedian Amy Schumer; author Stephen King; interview with and musical performance by Troubled Waters

Monday, Sept. 14 Actress Emily Blunt; Justice Stephen Breyer; musical performance by The Dead Weather

Tuesday, Sept. 15 Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; musical performance by Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Actor Kevin Spacey; TV legend Carol Burnett with comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer; musical performance by and interview with Willie Nelson

Thursday, Sept. 17 Actress Naomi Watts; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Friday, Sept. 18 Actress Lupita Nyong’o; Senator Bernie Sanders; interview with and performance by “An American in Paris’” Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope

Monday, Sept. 21 NBA MVP Steph Curry; Senator Ted Cruz

Tuesday, Sept. 22 Donald Trump; U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz; musical performance by Raury

Wednesday, Sept. 23 Actor Hugh Jackman and founder of the Global Poverty Project Hugh Evans; Senator Elizabeth Warren; musical performance by Pearl Jam

Thursday, Sept. 24 Author Andrew Sullivan; Journalist and Activist Maria Shriver; Comedian Jim Gaffigan; Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Friday, Sept. 25 Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai; Actress Kerry Washington; musical performance by The Arcs

Beck Performs “Heart Is A Drum,” Discusses ‘Song Reader’ On The Colbert Report

Last night, Beck visited Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and sat down with host Stephen Colbert to discuss his latest studio album Morning Phase and his recently released Song Reader.

When asked to define his music’s sound, Beck replied that it’s “gentle dub cool-out lounge banjo” and joked that Morning Phase is “good for massages and aroma therapy.” In addition to his interview, Beck performed Morning Phase single “Heart Is A Drum” as well as “Heaven’s Ladder” from Song Reader.

Interview with Stephen Colbert:

“Heart Is A Drum:”

“Heaven’s Ladder:”