Video: Eddie Vedder Joins The Strokes For ‘Hard to Imagine’ and ‘Juicebox’

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The Strokes played a headline set at last Friday night at the Ohana Festival.
The Californian music weekender was this year curated by Eddie Vedder.

The Pearl Jam frontman joined the New York rockers half-way through their set.
That was for a cover of Pearl Jam’s “Hard to Imagine” as well as The Strokes’ own “Juicebox”.

According to CoS, Vedder spoke to reporters before taking the stage. “Julian [Casablancas] asked if I would join the fellas here. One of the reasons I accepted is because it would give me the opportunity to thank all the great artists here today, especially The Strokes,” Vedder said.

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Vedder then paid tribute to guns rights activists by dedicating “Hard to Imagine” to them: “They’ve asked to do a version of this song, and I’d like to dedicate it to all the people in Everytown.”

“Mom’s Demand Action, and Student’s Demand Action, who are working so hard for common sense gun laws. Respect the right of ownership, but also preserve our right to feel safe in our towns, our communities, our schools, and our homes. We will persevere!”

Check out fan-footage of both performances below.

Vedder headlined Ohana Festival on Saturday night. Both Pearl Jam, and The Strokes are reported to be working on new records.