On May 31st, Pearl Jam taped an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers" at Avalon (formerly known as Limelight) in New York City. Frontman
September 17, 2006

VH1-Vedder1.jpg On May 31st, Pearl Jam taped an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers" at Avalon (formerly known as Limelight) in New York City. Frontman Eddie Vedder, known for outspoken political views, was critical of the Bush Administration saying that under W's leadership, "the truth seems to be a vanishing commodity." In a solo acoustic remake of folk singer Phil Ochs' "Here's to the State of Mississippi," Vedder takes on Chief Justice John Roberts, Dick Cheney, Jerry Falwell, Alberto Gonzalez and, of course, President Bush.

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From Wiki: In addition to his vocals, Eddie became well known for extreme and political acts during live shows. During Pearl Jam's MTV Unplugged performance, Vedder (in behaviour very unusual for an Unplugged show) stood atop his stool, took out a marker pen and wrote PRO-CHOICE down his arm in large letters, baiting the supposedly "conservative" heads of MTV. Pearl Jam were one of the headliners of the 2004 Vote for Change Tour. He is also known for making political commentary throughout the band's live performances, often talking to the crowd and discussing politics with them onstage.

(guest blogged by Mike Legra)

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