Cover Wars: Rockin’ In The Free World


The Breakfast: This, and many (maybe all, I dunno) performances of the tune by The Breakfast feature instrument swapping by the band. Source: 4-22-2007

Drive By Truckers: DBT makes their long overdue Cover Wars debut. This performance is from only three days ago – what a country! Source: 11-1-2008

G3: From the Live Colorado DVD. This lineup of G3 features Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Maroon 5: The guys in Maroon 5 reference the Pearl Jam cover below when introducing their own performance at “Live 2005″

Outformation: Outformation returns for its first CW appearance since the Not Fade Away edition. Source: 4-28-2006

Pearl Jam: A 28 year-old Eddie Vedder delivers this high energy performance at Pink Pop 1992.

Phil Lesh & Friends: From the Gathering Of The Vibes 2002, Warren Haynes belts out this in the encore before they launch into the Grateful Dead’s Liberty to close the night. Source: 7-5-2002

Sean Kelly: Check out the rest of this show for two other Neil covers as well: Cowgirl In The Sand and Don’t Let It Bring You Down. Source: 2-14-2003

Bonus videos:

Official music video (thank you mtvmusic.com)

Neil Young and Pearl Jam 1993:

Pearl Jam & U2:

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5 thoughts on “Cover Wars: Rockin’ In The Free World

  1. hoopinman Reply

    Pinkpop..Pearl Jam just slay it!

  2. Jennifer Kirk Reply

    Pearl Jam…no question about it.

  3. The Mad Hatter Reply

    If anyone other than PJ wins this it will be a gigantic crime.

  4. Joe Reply

    I concur with the previous 3 gentlemen.

    PJ rock the hell out of that song. How could they not? They backed Neil on an album (Mirrorball) and a tour!

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