Pearl Jam Covers Eagles of Death Metal's 'I Want You So Hard' After Paris Attacks: Watch

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Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam perform to a sold out crowd Oct. 22, 2014 at Pepsi Center to wrap up their fall 2014 tour. 

About a week after the Paris terror attacks, Pearl Jam once again paid tributes to the 89 fans killed at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at Le Bataclan.

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The rock band marked the one-week anniversary of the tragedy by covering EODM’s "I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)" during its show in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Friday (Nov. 20). “We’ve never played this,” frontman Eddie Vedder said before launching into the song.

On Nov. 14, the day after the Paris shootings, Pearl Jam performed its song 2002 track “Love Boat Captain” in São Paulo. The song is about nine fans that were killed at Denmark's Roskilde Festival in 2000.

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Vedder altered the song’s lyrics to honor the victims in Paris. Typically, he sings, “Lost nine friends we'll never know, two years ago today” to reflect the amount of years since 2000. This time, Vedder sang, “Lost 90 friends we’ll never know, oh, again today.”

Watch Pearl Jam cover EODM’s “I Want You So Hard” in the video above, or here at about the 17:15 mark.


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