Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron was unable to play with the band for his or her present in Oakland on Thursday night time (May 12) after testing constructive for COVID-19. Thankfully, the rock group had a couple of mates — and even a fan — step in to assist.
Touring member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer helped out by enjoying drums on quite a few tracks, together with Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town,” “Why Go” and “Corduroy,” based on NME. Drummer Richard Stuverud additionally performed for “Quick 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 tune impressively properly.
A fan who attended the present defined the backstory within the feedback part. “Eddie asked if there were any drummers in the crowd that wanted to play,” YouTube person Joe Booth wrote. “Josh jumped up and ran to the front isle. Eddie saw his shirt, which listed all of the PJ drummers. The. Eddie said, ‘Get him tested for COVID and bring him out for the encore!’ The place went NUTS! Epic PJ concert moment. Congrats, Josh. Get set!”
Watch the enjoyable second beneath.