Eddie Vedder surprised audiences in Italy over the weekend when he broke into the kid favorite “Let It Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen” during the band’s set. A video of the performance, as well as the set list – without the Disney ballad included – have made the rounds on social media networks.
According to reports, while singing the hit "Daughters" to the crowd, Vedder rolled into "Let It Go" after a guitar solo, and then rolled into Dead Moon's "It's O.K." to finish the mash up.
Did Pearl Jam and its lead singer surprise rockers everywhere? Yes, but they also delivered a friendly reminder that many awesome rockers, especially those of the beloved grunge generation, now have kids of their own. Think about it, Mr. Vedder probably battles “Frozen Fatigue” from time to time, just like the other parents wishing they had earplugs when the soundtrack plays on repeat in the car. The big difference is that he can create an awesome mash-up on stage and deliver it to an arena full of fans, not just a minivan full of kids.
Vedder has two kids, both from his second marriage to Jill McCormick, Olivia, born in 2004, and Harper, born in 2008. Perfect ages to subject dad to re-runs of "Frozen" when he's not on tour.
This definitely isn't the first time Vedder has included his daughters tastes into his music. In 2012, Vedder's older daughter Olivia had a cameo in his acoustic song titled "Skipping" that was written about his daughters. The song was his contribution to the "Every Mother Counts 2012" album, and proceeds of the sales of the album went to support Every Mother Counts, which raises awareness and funds to support maternal health programs worldwide.