The Who headlined a special show at London's Wembley Stadium over the weekend, and Eddie Vedder performed an opening solo set. During The Who's main set, the English rock legends invited the Pearl Jam frontman on stage to sing the Quadrophenia album cut "The Punk and the Godfather."
Prior to the performance, vocalist Roger Daltrey asked Vedder, "What one were you? You were also the one with the stutter?" -- a reference to the track's lyrics.
"No, I'm still the punk," Vedder responded.
You can watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration now on YouTube.
Vedder is a noted Who fanatic, and has performed with them live several times over the years. According to Rolling Stone, he's previously said that Quadrophenia "saved [his] life," and is one of his favorite albums.
During Vedder's opening set, he played a number of Pearl Jam songs, as well as a cover of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."
"We're going to have a big dose of Freddie Mercury," Vedder said as he introduced the tune. "'Cause it's hard to be up here and not think of him."
The Who will bring their Moving On! tour to North America starting in September. Openers for those dates include ex-Oasis vocalist Liam Gallagher, J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf and indie-blues group Reignwolf.
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