Eddie Vedder & Bill Maher Mock Donald Trump


Eddie Vedder joined political comedian Bill Maher on stage on New Years Eve to perform two songs, according to The Star Advertiser. Vedder performed “Soon Forget” on ukulele, which he attached to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, and covered The Who’s “The Seeker.” Vedder has supported President Obama in the last two elections.

Vedder joked about Maher, “I love (the anti-religion Maher) so much that I might say I follow him religiously … but I don’t know how he’d like that.” David Spade at also at the show.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discussed Donald Trump and the first Republican Presidential Debate at a VIP Q&A in Cincinnati in August. Read Alternative Nation’s transcription below from Corgan’s August 8th fan Q&A:

“I think what’s cool, and I’m not saying I agree politically, but I think what’s cool is Trump’s running chaos theory. He’s forcing a lot of things out into the open, so they can’t control this, whatever that control is. It’s like the music business, everybody gets controlled, and somebody comes along that fucks it all up. So I think it’s good that he’s fucking it up, because whether or not he’s the guy, obviously the political class doesn’t want him there, it’ll open it up to a bigger dialog. Just like rock and roll, it gets boring and it needs to be – I mean look, whether anybody agrees or not, the rating on that debate was 24 million. It was 8 times higher than the first Republican debate of the last cycle. It was highest non-sports related cable rating of all time. That means people are engaged.”

Corgan added, “I would argue at this point is there any difference between politics and entertainment? Is there any difference at this point between music and entertainment? I don’t think there’s any difference any more.”