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Bradley Cooper Joins Pearl Jam: Look + Listen

During the band’s Saturday (5.25) headlining gig at Napa Valley’s BottleRock, Pearl Jam surprised their audience by bringing Bradley Cooper on stage to perform “Maybe It’s Time” from his A Star Is Born.

With Eddie Vedder on acoustic guitar, the superstar actor/singer re-enacted his Jackson Maine character to deliver the Jason Isbell-written track, which Vedder himself had previously covered solo during a 2019 Tempe, Arizona music festival.

In an interview leading up to the release of the Oscar-nominated film, Cooper previously revealed that he contacted Vedder for insight into the rock star persona while writing his film character, asking “9,000 questions” of the Pearl Jam front man.

“[Vedder] gave me minor, little things that only musicians know about what to do, just aesthetically and the inner workings,” Cooper said; the actor-director also said Eddie discouraged Bradley from remaking A Star Is Born. “Bro, don’t do that,” Vedder told him.

In addition to performing “Maybe It’s Time” Cooper and Vedder performed their set-ending rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” 

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Mario A. P.