“He was there waiting for us to get done rehearsing so they could do there Pearl Jam thing. And that’s how I met him. (…) He came up and started singing the low parts of the song. Just kind of an improvisation cuz I was singing both parts at the same time and it was kinda hard (…) This will be like a cool, a better song for it.”
The final time Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder would duet on the famous 1990 song happened at the Bridge School Benifit Concert in 2014.
Near the end of his set on the second night Vedder asks, “there’s a lot of types of singers. How about a Chris Cornell-type? This right here is the best Chris Cornell-type singer you’ll ever hear.”
Rolling Stone adds: “The band reunited for their first tour just last year, but Eddie Vedder never made an appearance during their brief run of dates, even when the tour wrapped up with a two-night stand in Seattle. It’s quite probable he wanted to keep the attention on Cornell and the incredible songs he wrote for Temple of the Dog, knowing his appearance would dominate the discussion in the following days. But it meant this video of Eddie and Chris at the 2014 Bridge School Benefit shows the final time their voices ever meshed. ”