Cover Wars: Rockin’ In The Free World

The Breakfast: This, and many (maybe all, I dunno) performances of the tune by The Breakfast feature instrument swapping by the band. Source: 4-22-2007

Drive By Truckers: DBT makes their long overdue Cover Wars debut. This performance is from only three days ago – what a country! Source: 11-1-2008

G3: From the Live Colorado DVD. This lineup of G3 features Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Maroon 5: The guys in Maroon 5 reference the Pearl Jam cover below when introducing their own performance at “Live 2005”

Outformation: Outformation returns for its first CW appearance since the Not Fade Away edition. Source: 4-28-2006

Pearl Jam: A 28 year-old Eddie Vedder delivers this high energy performance at Pink Pop 1992.

Phil Lesh & Friends: From the Gathering Of The Vibes 2002, Warren Haynes belts out this in the encore before they launch into the Grateful Dead’s Liberty to close the night. Source: 7-5-2002

Sean Kelly: Check out the rest of this show for two other Neil covers as well: Cowgirl In The Sand and Don’t Let It Bring You Down. Source: 2-14-2003

Bonus videos:

Official music video (thank you

Neil Young and Pearl Jam 1993:

Pearl Jam & U2:

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5 thoughts on “Cover Wars: Rockin’ In The Free World

  1. hoopinman Reply

    Pinkpop..Pearl Jam just slay it!

  2. The Mad Hatter Reply

    If anyone other than PJ wins this it will be a gigantic crime.

  3. Joe Reply

    I concur with the previous 3 gentlemen.

    PJ rock the hell out of that song. How could they not? They backed Neil on an album (Mirrorball) and a tour!

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