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Watch Pearl Jam playing David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel”

Eddie Vedder and David Bowie

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Watch Pearl Jam playing David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel”

Pearl Jam is touring North America and went through Chicago, where they made a very special presentation. There, Eddie Vedder and company covered the classic “Rebel Rebel” from David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs (1974). Although it is common for the group to add re-readings to their setlist, this presentation marked the first appearance of this song.


Another moment that surprised the fans was the presence of former NBA star Dennis Rodman the show. The athlete took the stage to deliver a ukulele to Vedder who played “Sleeping By Myself” next.

Check it out:

Pearl Jam Setlist @ Wrigley Field – Chicago
  1. Wash
  2. Low Light
  3. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
  4. Breakerfall
  5. Corduroy
  6. Hail Hail
  7. Animal
  8. Getaway
  9. Leaving Here (Edward Holland, Jr. cover)
  10. Present Tense
  11. Even Flow
  12. Missing (Chris Cornell cover)
  13. Garden
  14. Not for You
  15. Can’t Deny Me
  16. Wishlist
  17. I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
  18. Porch
  19. Just Breathe
  20. Sleeping by Myself
  21. Footsteps
  22. State of Love and Trust
  23. Breath
  24. Know Your Rights (The Clash cover)
  25. Do the Evolution
  26. Alone
  27. Rearviewmirror
  28. Rebel Rebel (David Bowie cover)
  29. Better Man
  30. Alive
  31. Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
  32. Yellow Ledbetter
The song

“Rebel Rebel” was released in 1974 as a single from the album Diamond Dogs. Cited as his most-covered track, it has been described as being effectively Bowie’s farewell to the glam rock movement that he had helped pioneer, as well as being a proto-punk track.

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