Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder not only opened for and performed with The Who last Saturday in London, he also helped behind the scenes.
In his Backstage Blog, Who keyboard tech Brian Kehew writes, "After finishing the Quadrophenia appearance [on "The Punk and the Godfather"], Eddie V remained on the side stage with his lovely wife watching like a kid and filming as much as possible -- like any Who fan would do. I decided to give him a thrill and when the time came, let him place his finger on this certain button and PUSH: Out came the backing track for ‘Baba O’Riley,' a huge thrill for anyone. I’ll never forget my first time doing it -- and seeing the crowd go nuts. We love to return a favor, and Ed’s done a lot for and with this band."
The Who resume their Moving On!tour on September 1st at Madison Square Garden in New York.