Liner Notes (May 2nd)

An unexpected Doobie Brothers cover, The Edge and a very funny Styx cover make up the May 2nd edition of "Liner Notes."


Pearl Jam Covers The Doobie Brothers

If you’re Eddie Vedder’s friend, he’ll likely play any song for your birthday, or at least that was the case at a recent Pearl Jam show at Madison Square Garden, where the grunge band performed The Doobie Brothers classic “Takin’ It To The Streets.”  Eddie doesn’t do a half bad job, but he’s certainly no Michael McDonald.

Pearl Jam - Takin' It To The Streets / Whipping - New York City (May 1, 2016)

Madison Square Garden


U2’s The Edge Perform Sistine Chapel Concert

For the first time in its history this past Friday, the Sistine Chapel held a contemporary music concert by U2’s The Edge where the guitarist performed “Walk On,” “Yahweh” and “Ordinary Love.”

The Edge in The Sistine Chapel

At a conference on regenerative medicine at the Vatican to find cures for cancer, The Edge, from U2, performed a song in the Sistine Chapel. This video was captured by an attendee on a cell phone.


ICYMI: Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd’s Remake Of Styx Video

Lastly, there’s this gem from Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show, which saw Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd recreate Styx’s video for “Too Much Time On My Hands” frame for frame.  It’s truly glorious.

Jimmy Fallon & Paul Rudd Recreate Styx Music Video

Jimmy and Paul do a shot-for-shot remake of the classic 1981 video for Styx's "Too Much Time On My Hands."


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.