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Stone Gossard

There's no Eddie on this track, but the rest of Pearl Jam is showing support for Obama with the Avast-recorded "Rock Around Barack".

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Members of Pearl Jam Rock Around Barack

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Stone Gossard

There's no Eddie on this track, but the rest of Pearl Jam is showing support for Obama with the Avast-recorded "Rock Around Barack". From a posting yesterday on the Pearl Jam fan club website:

Stone Gossard and members of PJ spearheaded the recording of a new rendition of an old-school tune "Rock Around The Clock", cleverly changing the lyrical content to "Rock Around Barack".

Here's what Stone has to say about the recording:

"Hello everyone. This is a track I've been thinking about for a while. Rock Around The Clock was the first mainstream rock and roll hit in 1955 and it had a transforming effect on American music. At that time, rock and rhythm and blues music was traditionally only played on black radio. I am, by no means, an expert on the history of rock & roll, but this was a big deal. The rhythm of rock music and its energy were so overwhelming that traditional barriers of race and culture broke down with an enormous crash. So here's to new energy, rock and the breaking down of cultural barriers: Barack Around The Clock!"

Drums - Matt Cameron

Bass - Jeff Ament

Rock and Roll Piano - Boom Gaspar

Lead Guitar - Mike McCready

Vocals and Rhythm Guitar - Stone Gossard

Background Vocals - Barrett Jones

Listen to the track here.

 
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