Teen plays with Pearl Jam at concert after drummer tests positive for COVID: 'It was surreal'

Kai Neukermans recounted the momentous occasion during a Wednesday interview with여우 & 친구” 호스트 Ainsley Earhardt, 브라이언 킬미드스티브 두시, calling the opportunitysurreal.

Pearl Jam's hit song "Jeremy" was inspired by a Texas teenager who shot himself in front of his classmates in 1991.

Pearl Jam’s hit song “Jeremy” was inspired by a Texas teenager who shot himself in front of his classmates in 1991. (게티 이미지)

“목요일 밤, I heard that Matt Cameron was sick, and I was getting a bunch of texts from people that were at the show [속담] that they needed a drummer,” 그는 말했다. Neukermans remembered his previous encounter with singer Eddie Vedder’s daughter Olivia after meeting her at a festival a few years ago and decided to send her a text.

“다음날, at around noon, Olivia texted me and tells me to send her a video of me playing a Pearl Jam 노래, and I didn’t know any Pearl Jam songs, so I left school and learned the song called ‘Mind Your Manners,’” 그는 회상했다.

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Neukermans said he recorded himself performing the song, sent the video to Olivia and the story escalated from there. The band had already secured more experienced fill-in drummers, but they let Neukermans come up for one song.

그는 그가 말했다 “definitely really nervousand said he tried not to display his anxiety while on stage.

He went on to say that this has been his dream for a long time, said the opportunity increased his popularity at school and described the experience of performing on stage with a legendary band.

It was crazy to see all of those legendary musicians in front of me,” 그는 말했다. “It was pretty surreal…

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