Their cover of was first recorded at and will be released as part of the band’s Ten Club Holiday Single programme, an annual single’s club for members of their fan club.
This year’s release will be a live version of Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’, performed by frontman Eddie Vedder and Beyoncé at 2015’s Global Citizen Festival. Additionally, Pearl Jam’s previously unreleased rendition of Free song ‘Wishing Well’ will also be sent to fans. The song was first recorded in 1991.
Most recently Pearl Jam have made the news after boycotting North Carolina. The band were due to play at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on April 20, but cancelled due to the state’s HB2 law which states individuals must use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex, a move that negatively impacts on trans people.
Pearl Jam aren’t the only band to veto the law, with Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr also pulling gigs in protest
Meanwhile, Beyoncé is Number One in the UK and US with new album ‘Lemonade’.
‘Lemonade’ was made available exclusively through Tidal on April 23 after an hour-long HBO special of the same name was broadcast. The TV spectacular was made up of music videos and vignettes set to the new songs.
The album includes the previously heard single ‘Formation’, debuted earlier this year and the song Beyoncé played at the Super Bowl alongside Coldplay, as well as 11 other new tracks.
The packed guest-list on the album includes Kendrick Lamar on ‘Freedom’, James Blake on ‘Forward’, The Weeknd on ‘6 Inch’ (which samples Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls’) and Jack White on ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’.
‘Lemonade’ marks Beyoncé’s sixth solo album and the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled LP, which was released in a similar surprise fashion. It is available to download now but is streaming exclusively through Tidal.