Kings of Leon were supposed to perform at the Ohana Festival in California but had to pull out when the mother of the three brothers, Betty Ann Followill, passed away. With a slot on the bill open, Eddie Vedder stepped in with a band he formed right then and there.
The group featured Chad Smith of the RHCP on drums, ex-Chiils guitarist and now touring Pearl Jam dude, Josh Klinghoffer, and a few others.
The new group–I don’t think they even had time to come up with a name–roared through a bunch of covers from REM, Prince, and yes, Kings of Leon. Check it out.
(Via The NME)