By Brian Ives
For well over a year, Pearl Jam and Jay Z fans have been wondering when their on-stage collaboration at 2012’s Made In America festival in Philadelphia would see the light of day. That day has come: Pearl Jam Ten Club members found that performance on 7″ vinyl in their mailboxes this week as the A-side to their annual Holiday single.
At the second night of Hova’s inaugural MIA event, he joined the Seattle legends on stage for his rap-rock classic “99 Problems.” And while Pearl Jam typically releases all of their concerts as official bootlegs, that show have never been released, most likely because of that collab. While a little bit of that performance made it to the Ron Howard-directed documentary of the festival’s first year, the full performance has never been made available.