See Pearl Jam Blare ‘Sirens’ for Long-Teased ‘Fallon’ Performance
"Pearl Jam Week" continues with one more appearance by the alt-rock legends
Four nights into “Pearl Jam Week” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and the guests of honor finally showed up. This whole week, the NBC talk show has been hosting musical performances that pay tribute to the grunge giants, in support of their chart-conquering 10th album, Lightning Bolt. Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers were the first to participate, dusting off an early ’90s PJ B-side; then Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold tried on “Corduroy,” from 1994’s Vitalogy; country star Dierks Bentley revived Ten standard “Alive” with help from the Roots and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready for the third night; and on October 24, Pearl Jam themselves took the Late Night stage to sound off “Sirens,” the rootsy second single from Lightning Bolt.
The Seattle fivesome champed the song out, of course, turning in a live rendition that sounds as crisp and soberly sentimental as the studio version. What else should we expect from a band that’s made it into the World Series? Watch “Sirens” above, and head over to the Late Night website to see a years-old video that’s just been pulled from the archives: the Gaslight Anthem covering Pearl Jam’s “State of Love and Trust.”
Pearl Jam will wrap “Pearl Jam Week” with another performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon tonight, October 25.