Eddie Vedder tells the story of his most famous stage dive–and one that almost killed him.

Back in the early days of Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder was fearless–foolishly so, in fact. He’d climb scaffolding and speaker stacks and often throw himself to the mercy of the crowd.

His most famous dive came at the Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands in 1992. Here’s how he remembers it. (Thanks to Moe for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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