How Eddie Vedder & Kurt Cobain Almost Had Epic Collaboration Revealed


The Meat Puppets have shared an excerpt from Greg Prato’s new book 100 Things Pearl Jam Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. It details how MTV were ‘convinced’ they were getting Eddie Vedder as a guest performer for Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993, but it ended up being The Meat Puppets instead.

Hey everyone, our pal Greg Prato (author of ‘Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets’ and several other books) is back with a new book. It’s not about us, but we figured since the book contains pages of Q&A with Curt Kirkwood, why not share it here and let you know where to find it.

The Book is ‘100 Things Pearl Jam Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die’ and below is an expert featuring Mr Curt Kirkwood himself:

“Isn’t it true that when the Meat Puppets appeared as surprise guests on Nirvana’s Unplugged episode, the higher-ups at MTV were convinced the surprise guest was Eddie Vedder?”

“”That was the rumor! That’s what I heard. Definitely, when we showed up there, we did rehearsals and stuff, but everybody was a little indifferent and kind of seemed even a little let down—like they didn’t want us there. Like, “What are these fuckers doing here?” But I don’t think I heard about that until after it actually all went down. It was like, “Oh, okay…that’s what it was. They thought they were going to get Eddie Vedder, and they wind up with sort of “the prep cooks.” But everybody else was really happy with us and the audience was great. Everybody seemed to think it was all cool, and then I realized, “Oh, that’s why all the MTV people were hanging back from us.” We were dilettantes””

Grab it here: