Eddie Vedder is to be the final musical guest on David Letterman’s the Late Show. Next week marks the final 3 episodes of the Letterman era, from Monday to Wednesday. CBS are staying privy on Wednesday’s show, promising a heap of surprises. What has been promised so far is a veritable who’s who of who’s who lists. Super A-listers Tom Hanks and Bill Murray have so far been announced for Monday and Tuesday night respectively, with Vedder joining Hanks on the Monday slot.
Vedder has appeared on the show alone, with Pearl Jam and even rocking with The Who. His first appearance came after Letterman incorporated the chorus of Black into his show as a nightly bit. Vedder came out and suprised Letterman with the help of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. It isn’t often that a talk-show host guests starstruck by a guest, but here it is:
Apparently Vedder will be accompanied by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra one more time, possibly in an attempt to recreate the scene.
And to celebrate the man and his music, here is the esteemed music behind Into the Wild, for which Vedder won a grammy for best original song, with the song Guaranteed.