Mike McCready, the Roots Help Keep Dierks Bentley 'Alive' on 'Fallon'

Grunge-rock classic gets a country-accented late-night makeover

Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

"Pearl Jam Week" just went a little bit country. Only a little bit. As the grunge godheads' chart-topping new Lightning Bolt soundtracks the World Series, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has been hosting a different PJ cover every night. First up Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers unearthed an early B-side, then Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold implicity critiqued the whole Brothers & Sons beard-band phenomenon, and last night Dierks Bentley performed Ten classic "Alive" with Mike McCready himself and the Roots. In other words, the lyrics are now straight-up comprehensible and sung in a friendly voice you can easily imagine calling someone "ma'am," backed by folk-rock organ and with a bluesy guitar barrage at the end. Fallon said Bentley has a follow-up to last year's Home on the way in early 2014. And if so, if so... this might be a good time to remind you to check out SPIN's new country column.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 2 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17
  • 3 The-Dream — Fruition " 04:33
  • 4 A. G. Cook — What I Mean " 04:06
  • 5 Howardian — Be Fruitful " 02:03
  • 6 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34
  • 7 Adventures — Your Sweetness " 04:10

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA