• Tue. Feb 20th, 2024

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Releases His Version of John Lennon’s Imagine to Benefit Heartbeat.fm’s Work Towards Peace

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder- Anti- war, Pro-Peace
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder- Anti- war, Pro-Peace

 

Eddie Vedder, frontman of Pearl Jam, has released a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, a song he is reported to have said is the “most powerful song ever written” with the proceeds going to benefit Heartbeat.fm.  Heartbeat.fm is an organization that uses music to try to help foster peace between Israel and Palestine.

Eddie has written about his anti-war stance in an open letter that has been published on Pearl Jam’s website.  From Eddie: “Call me naïve. I’d rather be naïve, heartfelt, and hopeful than resigned to say nothing for fear of misinterpretation and retribution.”

The song is now available for purchase on iTunes.

You can learn more on how you can get more involved by going to heartbeat.fm

 

By Sylvia Lee

Editor/ Staff Writer and Co-Founder of ZRock'R Magazine. Sylvia has worked in and around music since she was 16, though it has always been a part of her life. In radio ( her last radio job was in the mid-90's at KKLZ before departing for other pursuits) , as part of various tour support/production crews, in promotion of both bands and even clubs (recipient of the Climax/Plan C Entertainment Blackberry Award in 2007 for her work as production manager of the Las Vegas MC Jin show ) and in rock journalism with a music column in the late 80′s called MusicLine in the Independent News in central Illinois. Sylvia has also has written articles and reviews for SCOPE, The Reader, Las Vegas Music Scene Magazine, Vegas SoundZ (she was PR director for LVMS where she helped push a little known and upcoming at the time Vegas photographer then known as Shane O'Neil Dobbs ( he later dropped the Dobbs), landing him his first concert shoot for a publication with Nine Inch Nails at the Thomas and Mack in '95) and she also did PR for Vegas SoundZ when they were in print). She also was a contributor to LA’s FIX Magazine. Sylvia credits her love of rock journalism and working in and around it to the person she calls the “First Lady of Rock n Roll Journalists” The legendary Jaan Uhelszki who co-founded influential music publication CREEM Magazine, but also gives a nod to the women who were also involved in the early days like Lisa Robinson and photographer Lynn Goldsmith. Sylvia's eye for talent and ear for great music have never failed her. Ever sarcastic with a love for Metal, Grunge, Punk, and Industrial Music; the occasional glass of fine wine; enjoying some classic movies (the original Universal horror films are a favorite) or binging episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Good Omens or all 4 seasons of Stranger Things - she is the fearless leader of this bunch of talented lunatics.

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