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Watch Johnny Marr perform with Pearl Jam at BST Hyde Park 2022

Marr joined the band for 'Throw Your Hatred Down' and a cover of The Who's 'Baba O'Riley'

By Tom Skinner

Johnny Marr on the cover art for new album 'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4''
Johnny Marr on the cover art for new album 'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. Photo: Dawbell.

Johnny Marr joined Pearl Jam on stage during the band’s headline set at BST Hyde Park over the weekend – watch fan-shot footage below.

The Seattle group were performing the second of two consecutive dates in the capital on Saturday night (July 9) when Marr took to the stage to assist on ‘Throw Your Hatred Down’, a track from Pearl Jam and Neil Young‘s joint 1995 album Mirror Ball.

Marr then returned to contribute to the final song of the encore, a cover of The Who’s 1971 single ‘Baba O’Riley’ along with Andrew Watt (via Setlist.FM).

The former Smiths guitarist had opened for Edder Vedder and co. earlier that evening, with Stereophonics, Imelda May and Temples also appearing on the line-up.

You can watch footage of Marr’s surprise appearances below.

Elsewhere in the 22-song set, Vedder took a moment to pay tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins who died in March.

“There’s another guy who really loved London… we all knew him and loved and respected [him], and we were enlightened by him,” the frontman told the crowd (via Music-News.COM). “It was one of the brutal losses we’ve had recently. I’m talking about Mr Taylor Hawkins.”

Later, the singer dedicated ‘River Cross’ – which appears on 2020’s Gigaton – to the people of Ukraine. “I just want to send one out to the good folks fighting for their homeland back in Ukraine,” Vedder said.

Pearl Jam’s current European tour is set to resume in Budapest tomorrow evening (July 12) ahead of further concerts in Krakow (July 14), Paris (17), Austria (20), Prague (22) and Amsterdam (24, 25). You can see their full live itinerary here.

BST Hyde Park 2022 concluded last night (July 10) with a headline slot from Duran Duran. Other acts to have performed at this year’s event include The Rolling Stones, Adele, Elton John and The Eagles.