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And What Did YOU Do On Monday?

Apparently, while Jaded Insider was home asleep after crawling home to New York from Lollapalooza yesterday, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was playing a post-Lolla show... with Kid Rock... in a bar in Chicago's West Loop. And we were mighty mighty suspicious on hearing this, and then someone's pictures turned up and lo and behold.

The story, as best we could glean it, is that hockey player Chris Chellios had a private party for charity at Stanley's Kitchen and Tap (come to think of it, while doing the honors at the 7th inning stretch of Friday's Cubs game, Vedder did mumble something about going to a benefit). The crowd of less than 200 got 45 minutes of EV, backed by a local band called Halfway Jane. A white-Fedora'ed Kid Rock sat in for a spell.

We hear Vedder and Rock dueted on PJ's "Yellow Ledbetter," a song rife with show-offy, Hendrix-y guitar moments, so that's tough enough to imagine without PJ's guitarist Mike McCready involved, let alone to picture with Kid Rock lending vocals. Oh, and did we mention the song has very few decipherable words?

A cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which closed Pearl Jam's Lollapalooza set the night before, was also played. And the whole shebang purportedly also briefly involved "Big" Kenny Alphin of Big & Rich and Dennis Rodman (calling to mind that weird mid-'90s time when Vedder turned up for a similarly random party/show in Chicago which served as Rodman's birthday party).

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Did anyone tape this? ;)

Posted by: Mirella | Aug 7, 2007 4:57:47 PM

yep--its all true!! it was so awesome--such a great surprise-- whitesox players, blackhawk players, jeremy roenick, dennis rodman, obviously chelios, john cusack--super cool

Posted by: jen | Aug 8, 2007 9:07:31 PM

I love the band Halfway Jane. The band has been known to play a few Pearl Jam covers during their shows and the guitarist has the skills to play any chords to rock the crowd. If you want to hear some of Halfways work, check out the link.

Posted by: JT | Aug 9, 2007 12:18:42 PM

I hope PJ rips At&T and Bush aat their next chance. It's sensorship like that keeping this world and country in the dark and moving backwords. This govg't onws the media, lets take it back!

Posted by: RJM | Aug 22, 2007 4:59:41 PM

my buddy and I drove from Seattle to see PJ @ Lolla and we got into this. It was so Rad! We aren't in any of the 97 pictures, well you can see my buddy's nose and we can tell its him. We need more pictures of this. If anyone has pictures, please help. Oh, and thanks to Brett Hull for getting us in!

Posted by: curtis berryman | Apr 22, 2008 10:29:04 PM

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