The cherry on Pearl Jam’s two-and-a-half hour sundae in Irvine Tuesday night was a true treat for the die-hard fans. Those wise enough to stick around ’til the end saw one time PJ drummer Jack Irons making a rare appearance. He joined the band on stage for the night’s closing number and long time set staple “Rockin’ In The Free World.” Irons was replaced several years ago due to arm problems and stress from the major tours. Way back when, he was the one responsible for hooking up Vedder with singer-less and nameless Pearl Jam. Prior to his stint in PJ, he was a founding member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and played for many years with Eleven. To have been able to share this rare moment was a thrill for all involved. Irons’ replacement, Matt Cameron, jumped on guitar and enjoyed the chance to strike the rock star poses. As for the show itself, this band is still 100% on top of their game.
Source: Matt Surrena, Guest Reviewer