By at 8:23 AM Friday, January 11th 2013

 

Eddie Vedder Tells The Story Behind ‘Satellite’

Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Music

 

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has long been a highly vocal supporter of the West Memphis Three, a trio of Arkansas men convicted as teenagers in 1993 for a series of child murders they did not commit, even going so far as to pen one of his most heart-wrenching love songs about one of them. Raising money and awareness during the difficult time reaped incredible rewards, as Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin were freed in August 2011 after spending more than 18 years in prison.

In an exclusive video from Diffuser, Vedder talks about writing the gorgeous ukulele ballad (among this PJ maniac’s three favorite Vedder compositions), his contribution to the soundtrack for ‘West of Memphis,’ a new documentary about the case. The song, which appears on Eddie’s 2011 solo album Ukulele Songs, was written for Lorri Davis, Echols’ devoted wife. Davis had spent a decade working to clear her husband’s name, and the song is a goosebump-inducing reflection of her struggle and dedication to her husband.

As Vedder explains, he recorded Satellite years ago, back in the “pre-cell phone” era, which allowed for a certain moment to take place at the end of one version of the song that’s downright awesome in its serendipity. Watch the video to learn more.

As for that new Pearl Jam album? Later this year, hopefully. Vedder says the band’s about halfway done putting it together.

 
 

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12 comments
  1. henne says:

    EDDIE VEDDER IS GOD :)

  2. Cynthia says:

    your mole under your left eye was adorable… I love you…don’t change for me…

  3. Cynthia says:

    I was told that in the past Eddie was John the Baptist… the closest to the lord… he is like to God, wonderful and special… his throat chakra is sensitive as they beheaded John…

  4. Cynthia says:

    Because I know Eddie was John the Baptist in the past I feel very strongly for those who call him “God”… he is a Great Lover… God is the Love of All. RUMI from the 1200′s is the greatest writer of Love and all it curtails… the hell a lover under goes as I did myself…

  5. Cynthia says:

    I was told thru all my hell I am the 7th angel… the one that under goes the hell of satan… and I suffered horribly… but I prevail, still undergoing but gaining love and support as the lies are revealed…I had dreams of Adolf hITLER CLIMBING ON ME TELLING ME HE WANTS TO KILL ME… AND ANOTHER DREAM OF HIM THROWING BUTCHER KNIVES AT ME, missed me…. EVERYDAY AND NIGHT i HEAR AND AM NEVER FREED OF THE EVIL THAT WANTS ME DEAD… i AM TOLD i AM A WARRIOR AND A MIRACLE… JUST PRAY AND GET YOUR OWN ANSWERS, SUPPORT ME WITH YOUR LOVE, i need it… look up Angel 7 – Jesus the saviour… it’s a song

  6. Cynthia says:

    The Good Prevails! If the Good Fights for the Right! What else is there to do in life but Love On… we must love on and do our best to build a world where love is the foundation! Otherwise it crumbles…Thoughts Create!!! Water has Memory…http://www.spaceandmotion.com/health/water-memory-patterns.htm

  7. Cynthia says:

    there is music… angel 7 …and Seventh Angel… two different heavy metal groups but the angel is in every catagory of style of music, JOSH GROBAN… SO SHE DANCES IN AND OUT… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIzA3Plv4ig

  8. Cynthia says:

    MY LOVE FOR EDDIE IS HEAVENLY… HIS LOVE FOR ME IS THE SAME… WE ARE ONE…TWIN FLAMES… SOUL MATES… LOOK UP LORENNA MCKENNITT… OLD TIME STORIES CHERISHED OF OLD OF OURS

  9. Cynthia says:

    EDDIE… I’M THE ONE YOU ADORE… YOUR MY TWIN FLAME…

  10. Cynthia says:

    I AM AN ANGEL… I LOVE JOSH GROBAN AS A SINGER AND COMEDIAN… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEGuAOHDKi0
    i AM A LOVER OF LOVE, COMEDY AND SINGING A LINE…

  11. Teener says:

    Wow, hero worship can be unreal. Isnt this kind of shit adressed in the song “Lukin”? Maybe you should read up about false idols in the bible.

  12. Seema Osaki says:

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