Eddie Vedder and Johnny Depp joined Patti Smith on stage last night at a benefit concert last night at Little Rock, Arkansas' Robinson Hall -- more specifically, a benefit for the infamous trio known as the West Memphis 3.*
I'm here to show my support for the West Memphis 3. And to try to raise the visibility of the case at this crucial time ... Why are they innocent? Because there's nothing that says they're guilty.
Vedder and Depp both played acoustic guitar while Smith performed "Dancing Barefoot," her 1979 album Wave. The trio was later joined by Dhani Harrison, Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper (the former three recently formed the supergroup Fistful of Mercy and performed in Seattle last Thursday), and Dixie Chick Natalie Maines to perform another Smith song, "People Have the Power." Click through to see footage of that performance.
*If you want to know more about this case, watch the documentary Paradise Lost and its follow-up, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations. Probably the most chilling stuff I've ever watched.