Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder wrote a new song with John Cusack a couple of days ago about the Chicago Cubs according to Cusack’s Twitter. Cusack tweeted, “In some not horrible news me & Eddie vedder came up with a new cubs song yesterday.”
Vedder was also recently interviewed by Joe Buck on Fox Sports 1. Buck asked how he’d compare Pearl Jam to the Chicago Cubs.
“I would say just from doing setlists alone, I’ve got a lot of Joe Maddon traits. Then once game starts, I’m a player coach. I would say that the battery in baseball is the pitcher and catcher. The battery in a band is the bass player and drummer. Mike McCready is the center fielder, I would say Stone you could put anywhere in the infield, he makes amazing plays.”
He also discussed writing “All The Way.”
“Ernie Banks asked me to write a song for the Cubs, and for Wrigley Field, and all this kind of stuff. He asked me, and I’m looking into the eyes of Ernie Banks, and it’s like looking into the eyes of Wrigley Field.”
He remembered Ernie being at Pearl Jam’s 2014 Wrigley Field shows, and having to deal with the rain delay.
“He said, ‘Is that some red wine over there?’ I said, ‘It sure is.’ He said, ‘I’d take a glass of that.'”
“Then it turned into a couple of hours of sitting with Ernie Banks, and him talking to my daughters.”
In some not horrible news me & Eddie vedder came up with a new cubs song yesterday-
— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 11, 2017
On FS1 Friday after ALCS pic.twitter.com/sd2nJvqJtK
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 11, 2017