The Greatest American Rock Band

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A friend of mine, who also happens to be an Olympic hopeful in bobsled, sent me a neat little article on American bobsled gold-medalist Curt Tomasevicz.

In an email interview with Entertainment Weekly Curt asked if a jam session with Pearl Jam could be arranged. Apparently Curt also plays bass guitar and listens to Pearl Jam before every bobsled run he makes.

A family friend gave him backstage passes to a Pearl Jam concert to hang out with the band before a show. While they were preparing they were asking him a bunch of questions about bobsledding, when the great Eddie Vedder asked if Curt played bass and asked him to join them on stage to perform Yellow Ledbetter.

To those non-Pearl Jam fans, Yellow Ledbetter is perhaps their most requested live song, so to perform that with the band is a huge deal. Curt said it was the most nervous he has ever been in his life.

That story just furthers my appreciation for the Greatest American Rock Band, and makes me quite jealous of Curt (except I am tone-deaf and can’t play a singe instrument), but I guess being on the first gold-medal American four man bobsled team in 62 years has its perks I guess!

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Posted on June 8th, 2010 by Brian St. Pierre

2 Comments

  1. Danny Says:

    tell me Matt Cameron — drummer, doesn’t look like one Tony Gentilcore…

  2. Cassandra (Cass) Says:

    OH MY GAWD!!!! That’s AWESOME! I envy that guy so much! I’d probably faint if I was that close to Eddie and the crew. He’s so lucky!

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