Watch Chad Smith jam with Josh Klinghoffer, Eddie Vedder, Robert Trujillo, Perry Farrell and more at private party

Pearl Jam's friendship with fellow alt-rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers isn't exactly a state secret. In 2018 for instance, the Chili Peppers' then-guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, and their drummer, Chad Smith, joined Pearl Jam onstage for a spirited rendition of Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.