Pearl Jam cover Eagles of Death Metal in Brazil – watch

Cover comes a week on from the Bataclan tragedy

Pearl Jam have covered Eagles Of Death Metal, performing ‘I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)’ at their show in Belo Horizonte on Friday night (November 20).

The cover – the first time Pearl Jam have played the song – comes one week after 89 were killed at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris’ Bataclan on November 13.

The two bands have substantial past connections. Pearl Jam’s 2012 Christmas single ‘In The Moonlight’ features Eagles of Death Metal man Josh Homme, while Homme has also performed at shows alongside Pearl Jam as part of his other group Queens of the Stone Age.


Pearl Jam have been playing a number of covers throughout their South American tour, including tracks by The Beatles, Pink Floyd and John Lennon.

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Eagles of Death Metal recently gave their first interview following the Paris tragedy, with an emotional Jesse Hughes telling Vice:

“People were playing dead, and they were so scared. A great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends, and so many people put themselves in front of people.”

He continues: “They [fans] were hiding in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in. They killed all of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket.”

Watch the Pearl Jam cover below: