Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pearl Jam reveal story behind Let It Go cover

Pearl Jam turned some heads last Friday in Milan, Italy when they performed a snippet from “Let It Go”, the smash hit from the animated Disney movie Frozen, and now frontman Eddie Vedder is sharing the story behind the band’s cover.

A close friend of Vedder’s, cartoonist Tom Tomorrow, tweeted the details on the rocker’s bahelf, writing, “So that clip of Pearl Jam doing the song from Frozen? That was a request -- from Eddie Vedder's five year old daughter.”

“Just got off the phone with Ed and he told me I should tweet that,” he added, with a final follow-up, “He also wants everyone to know that his daughter sings it better.”

Vedder and his wife Jill have two daughters, 10-year old Olivia and 5-year old Harper.

The tune appeared during the extended jam section of 1993’s “Daughter”, one of the songs featured in the first set of encores.

Recorded by Idina Menzel, "Let It Go" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards in March.

Pearl Jam are currently playing shows across Europe in support of their latest album, “Lightning Bolt.” The tour includes two festival appearances: Poland's Open'er Festival on July 3 and Belgium's Rock Werchter on July 5; the month-long trek runs to July 11 at Milton Keynes, UK.

Pearl Jam will kick off a US tour this fall in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 1.

The first video below is the “Let It Go” portion of “Daughter” only; the second features the full performance of “Daughter” (“Let It Go” starts approx 3:45 in) and “Jeremy” from the show.

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