Watch Eddie Vedder, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith and Pino Palladino perform Prince, R.E.M. and the Pretenders classics at Ohana Festival

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Eddie Vedder's Ohana Festival bore witness to the birth of a new supergroup this weekend when the Pearl Jam frontman stepped in to replace Kings of Leon at short notice on September 24.

The original Friday headliners were forced to cancel their set in order to allow brothers and bandmates Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill to spend time with their mother, Betty Ann Murphy, who then sadly passed away on the morning of the show.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.