Watch Pearl Jam Cover Aerosmith’s ‘Draw the Line’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters of War’
Last Friday, members of Pearl Jam were at the iconic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts for a special concert. During their set, the band paid tribute to the city's music icon Aerosmith by performing a cover of "Draw the Line" as well as Bob Dylan's "Masters of War."
According to Rolling Stone, Pearl Jam held a two-day concert at the famous baseball park over the weekend. During their first night, the Seattle-based group performed a total of 32 songs. One of those was Aerosmith's "Draw the Line" from the band's 1977 studio album of the same name.
Before the group kicked off the cover, vocalist Eddie Vedder addressed the crowd to thank the entire city of Boston.
"Boston's always been good to us, from the Orpheum [Theater] back in the day, to all the [Boston] Garden shows, this is just one more level, so we can't thank you enough," Vedder told the crowd.
Shortly after finishing the song, Vedder dedicated the cover to Joe Perry, the guitarist of Aerosmith and the Hollywood Vampires.
"That was for Perry," the singer said. "We're thinking about you."
Vedder's statement most likely refers to what happened to Perry earlier in July. During a concert with Hollywood Vampires bandmates Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp in New York, Perry suddenly collapsed onstage, according to NBC News.
The 65-year-old rocker was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital following the incident. The rest of the Hollywood Vampires, on the other hand, still carried on with the show with the help of other guitarists who filled in for Perry.
Aside from Aerosmith's "Draw the Line" and "Masters of War" by Dylan, Pearl Jam also covered other classic rock hits such as the Beatles' "I Got a Feeling," the Who's "Baba O'Riley," Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" and Steven Van Zandt's "I Am a Patriot," Billboard reported.