Pearl Jam covered David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” at their recent gig at, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.
Vedder, a diehard fan of the baseball team, decided to mark the occasion with a fitting tribute of their momentous 2016 World Series victory. He spoke briefly about his gratitude towards club co-owner Tom Ricketts before inviting him onstage to display the World Series trophy.
A short clip of the Cubs, rookie infielder David Bote’s game-winning moment was then screened, and served as a perfect segue into the cover of “Rebel Rebel.” The song was chosen simply because David Bote rhymes with David Bowie (duh).
The cover was faithful and certainly well received, not unlike their cover of Chris Cornell’s “Missing,” which they also played at Wrigley Field.
Watch the cover of “Rebel Rebel” here: