Eddie Vedder Is Selling Guitar For $10,000

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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is selling a signed guitar for a huge price and for a great cause. You can buy it now for $10,000, while bidding as of this writing is at $1,250. It is valued at $2,500. Click here to place a bid. The proceeds will go to charity, as it is part of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy.

Eddie Vedder is set to perform at Cure’s 20th annual Chicago benefit on October 15, 2018 at Navy Pier in Chicago. Vedder will perform along with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band member Nils Lofgren and Broadway star Miguel Cervantes. Cervantes starred in Green Day’s Broadway Idiot, and has performed in Hamilton.

Sponsorship opportunities to advance epilepsy research are available. For more information, contact 312-255-1801 or Events@CureEpilepsy.org. You can also go to CureEpilepsy.org/20Years.

Vedder frequently does charitable and kind acts for children facing hard times. A 13-year old Pearl Jam fan named Roarke who has fought brain cancer recently had his dream come true when he jammed with Eddie Vedder after a fan campaign to make a meeting happen.

Andrew Long tweeted on July 23rd, “My guitar student, Roarke, beat brain cancer a few months ago. Him and his family have been through Hell and back this year. He loves Pearl Jam and wants to meet them at Safeco next month. Retweet or spread the hashtag #RoarkeGetsVedder @Kevin_Martinez @Softykjr @Mariners.”

He wrote on August 7th, “Hey @PearlJam @MikeMcCreadyPJ @jillvedder77 so much good being done with #TheHomeShows, we know making space for this brain cancer warrior is a big ask. Pls help him meet his idols if you can. #PJHeals #NoOneFightsAlone #Mahalo2UBrothers.”

MLS soccer player Brad Evans tweeted about the story, and the story caught fire, and in Seattle at one of Pearl Jam’s Home Shows at Safeco Field, Roarke got his wish to meet Eddie Vedder. The meeting and jam session was described on social media posts.

“The moment Eddie Vedder asked Roarke to play his personal guitar for him. Look at his body language… like he’s impressed and honored by my 13-year-old kid. Such a kind soul. #RoarkeGetsVedder”

“Eddie asked his favorite song, Roarke says ‘Yellow Ledbetter. I learned to play it on the guitar.’ Eddie looks around says, “Can we get a guitar?” #PureMagic #PJheals #TheHomeShows #RoarkegetsVedder #WhenHeroesRAllUHopedTheyBe ❤️❤️❤️ @PearlJam @Jillvedder77 #AMillionMahalos.”

  • Corndog

    10 grand? Chicken feed to Eddie. Keep your guitar and write them a damn check.

    Why are celebs that have literally millions in the bank always asking for the little guy to fund their charity vanity projects?

    • Stone Gossardish

      I’m with you but they’re not looking for the little guy to buy a signed axe for 10-grand. They’re looking for someone that has pockets so deep, they can’t feel the 10k. They’re selling these to less than one-half of 1% of the population.

      • Corndog

        Well if they’re expecting the guitar to be purchased by someone who is also super rich then that’s fair enough I suppose, but really why bother with a middle man at all when Eddie could stick his hand in his own deep pockets and hand over the 10 grand himself? Why not give them that instead of the guitar?

        • Stone Gossardish

          I think they do both. Remember, this kind of thing took nearly 20 years to convincing before Pearl Jam members would ever do anything like this. They’ve grown older, accepting that super wealthy will pay for an experience like this.

          It reminds me of when they played the Sales Force dot com (or something) CEO’s birthday party. They had to disguise it to Eddie for him to agree. Band shows up, Eddie realizes what it is, and make a little comment about it before playing the contracted show.

          • Corndog

            I have no problems with them playing private gigs for wealthy folks or similar, but when I hear about stuff like that I can’t help but think of some of the rumoured reasons that eddie pushed Dave A. out of the band for enjoying the rockstar lifestyle a little too much for Eddie’s liking. It seems a little hypocritical of him. I image the irony wouldn’t be lost on Dave either. It’s a shame he couldn’t have survived long enough for Eddie to pull his head out of his ass:)

          • Stone Gossardish

            That was nearly 25 years ago though. I mean, a long, long, long time ago. I don’t think Dave A. was pushed out by Eddie alone. I imagine it was closer to a tie, with the threat of the band coming to a complete end. Not much of a decision from that point.

            I don’t think Dave A. is stuck in a moment he can’t get out of that’s nearly that old at that point. I sure hope not. But we’re really talking about two very different times and eras.

            There were few auctions of this type back then. It was just a bit too different to really compare I think. And make no mistake, I’m not a big fan of these signed items either, realizing they are never going to be mine. I’d rather never see that they’re going up for sale.

          • Corndog

            I know man, but I’m still bitter over it even if Dave isn’t:)

          • Olga Stewart

            I will again say this: I always enjoy reading discussions between you and Stone Gossardish on this site.

            So thank you both. :).

          • Corndog

            No worries Olga. Glad to be of service:)

          • Olga Stewart

            By the way, I also got blocked from one of the articles.

            But when when I hit the ‘back’ key, it seemed to show up for me.

            I swear I only imagined the swear words in my head. Ha ha!

          • Corndog

            That’s weird. There’s no actual filter (well, other than me I guess) for swear words or anything like that so I don’t know why that would have happened.

            If it happens again let me know and I’ll check on Disqus for you and see if I can figure out what’s going on.

          • Olga Stewart

            Actually, Iwas making a joke.

            Guess it fell flat.

            Sorry about that.

          • Corndog

            Sorry Olga. I’m sure that was my fault. I can be a little dense sometimes:)

          • Olga Stewart

            No, I obviously didn’t tell the joke properly.

            So It’s my fault.

          • Corndog

            Lets call it 50/50 then and leave it at that:)

          • Olga Stewart

            Okey doke. :).