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Eddie Vedder meets little fan that beat brain cancer

Eddie Vedder meets child with cancer

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Eddie Vedder meets little fan that beat brain cancer

Eddie Vedder strikes again with his excess of kindness and talent to create cute moments.


The lead singer of Pearl Jam realized the dream of an American boy named Roarke, who recently was cured from a serious brain cancer. In addition to meeting the idol, the boy was still able to show his guitar skills to Vedder. The meeting took place during one of the group’s recent shows in Seattle.

As described in several publications – see below – with photos of the moment, Roarke told the vocalist that his favorite song is “Yellow Ledbetter”, and that he knew how to play it on the guitar. Eddie then asked for the instrument to make a jam, playing with the boy.

The campaign for Roarke to meet the frontman started on the internet with the boy’s guitar teacher. Andrew Long began to spread the hashtag #RoarkeGetsVedder, which reached up to football player Brad Evans. After that, it did not take long for the Pearl Jam team to respond to the request.


  1. Aye Davanita
  2. Oceans
  3. Footsteps
  4. Nothingman
  5. Why Go
  6. Brain of J.
  7. Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd cover)
  8. Corduroy
  9. Rats
  10. In Hiding
  11. Whipping
  12. Even Flow
  13. Missing (Chris Cornell cover) (live debut by PJ)
  14. Daughter
  15. (with “W.M.A” and “It’s Ok” tags)
  16. Immortality
  17. I’m Open
  18. Unthought Known
  19. Can’t Deny Me
  20. Do the Evolution
  21. Lukin
  22. Porch
  23. Encore:
  24. I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover) (EV solo)
  25. Thin Air
  26. All or None
  27. Better Man (with “Save It for Later” by English Beat tag)
  28. Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
  29. Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover) (with Kim Thayil)
  30. Spin the Black Circle
  31. Rearviewmirror
  32. (with “Fernando” (ABBA)… more )
  33. Encore 2:
  34. Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)
  35. Jeremy
  36. Leash
  37. Search and Destroy (Iggy and The Stooges cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
  38. Sonic Reducer
  39. (Dead Boys cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)
  40. Alive
  41. Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)
  42. Yellow Ledbetter
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