Vedder first appeared on the American late-night show in 1996
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder performed on US television’s Late Show with David Letterman on Monday (May 18).
This week marks the final run of Letterman’s show before he retires, having presented his CBS late-night chat show since 1993. Vedder first appeared on the show in 1996 to perform ‘Black’, after Letterman had jokingly sung the Pearl Jam track on the show to mock its lyrics.
On last night’s show, Vedder performed ‘Better Man’ from his band’s 1994 album ‘Vitalogy’, teaming with house band Paul Shaffer and his CBS Orchestra for the rendition. Watch below. Host Letterman described the performance as “one we’ll remember”.
Vedder made a surprise appearance during The Who’s show in Chicago last week (May 13) to perform ‘The Real Me’. The song originally features on The Who’s 1973 rock opera album ‘Quadrophenia’.
Vedder has previously guested with The Who at their 2008 show for Teenage Cancer Trust at London’s Royal Albert Hall, when he sang ‘I’m One’, as well as joining them in November 2014 at the same venue to perform ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ and ‘Naked Eye’.