Pearl Jam's Jackson Tribute
Rockers PEARL JAM paid tribute to late superstar MICHAEL JACKSON as they took the stage at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday night (18Aug09).
The Alive hitmakers' gig was originally scheduled during a break in the King of Pop's This Is It comeback concerts at the venue, before the music icon's sudden death in June (09).
And frontman Eddie Vedder marked the Thriller hitmaker's passing by paying homage to "the man who was due to grace this same stage," by bursting into an acoustic version of Jackson's song Ben.
The band followed Ben with their own track Rats, which references the beloved rodent pet that Jackson sang about in his famous 1972 ballad.