Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon Imagine - Noise11.com
Pearl Jam at Big Day Out

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performing at Big Day Out Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon Imagine

by Paul Cashmere on October 2, 2014

in New Music,News

Eddie Vedder has released his own version of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’.

The Vedder version was recorded live at the Eddie Vedder concert in Portugal on 18 July 2014.

Eddie is donating all proceeds from the sale of the song to Heartbeat.fm, an organization that provides opportunities for young Israeli & Palestinian musicians to work together, and amplify their voices to influence the world around them.

Vedder raised concerns after a rant at a show one week earlier that was interpreted as pro-Palestine. He accused the United States of war-mongering.

At that show he said, “I swear to fucking God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill! They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them. They should get the fuck out, and mind their own fucking business… Everyone wants the same goddamn thing: to have our children, eat, procreate, draw a painting, make some art, listen to music, fuck some more, have another baby, eat, work, eat, work, love, love, love, everyone’s the fuckin’ same! So why are people at war? Stop the fucking shit, now! Now! Now! We don’t want to give them our money. We don’t want to give them our taxes to drop bombs on children! Now! No more! Now!”

Eddie Vedder Imagine is available now on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imagine-benefiting-heartbeat.fm/id922665172

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen
Judith Owen and Harry Shearer To gather Their Famous Friends For A Very Special Christmas Webcast

Judith Owen and Harry Shearer have gathered up their famous friends for the annual  ‘Christmas Without Tears’ fundraiser on 11 December 2020.

20 hours ago
R.I.P. Dan Morrison of Area-7

Dan Morrison, the drummer for Melbourne punk/ska band Area-7, has died after an injury from a fall over the weekend.

2 days ago
Jack White, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
The White Stripes First Ever Greatest Hits To Surface This Week

The White Stripes first ever Greatest Hits album ‘My Sister Thanks You and I Thank You’ will be released this Friday.

2 days ago
Keith Urban. images by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Keith Urban Announces Australian Tour 2021

Australia’s first stadium tour for 2021 has been announced with Keith Urban returning to stages in December. 

2 days ago
Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Liam Gallagher Set For Uk No 1 With Charity Single

While he’s been no stranger to the top of the Official Albums Chart in recent years with three solo Number 1 albums under his belt, Liam Gallagher now looks set to make an impression on this week’s Official Singles Chart too.  

3 days ago
Ian Moss photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ian Moss To Play One Guitar One Night Only 2021 Australian Theatre Tour

Cold Chisel legend Ian Moss will return to Australian theatres in 2021 for the very intimate, very acoustic ‘One Guitar, One Night Only 2021 National Tour’.

4 days ago
Goo Goo Dolls Its Christmas All Over
Goo Goo Dolls Are Planning A Christmas Movie Musical

Goo Goo Dolls will premiere what they call an “augmented reality movie musical’ in December.

November 25, 2020