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Wire-to-Wire: Eddie Vedder to Honor David Letterman, Plus News on Quiet Riot + More

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In addition to the big stories we covered today, here are some other rock and metal news items from July 24, 2017:

– After David Letterman inducted Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eddie Vedder will return the favor by helping to bestow the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on the former late night talk host. The ceremony takes place this October.

– In other Eddie Vedder news, the singer joined Roger Waters during Waters’ show at Chicago’s United Center Sunday night (July 23) to perform Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” Watch fan-shot footage here.

– For Father’s Day, Guitar Center released a special spot featuring legendary Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg and his son Jay, who drums for Slipknot. Now watch more of the interview footage featuring father and son here.

Quiet Riot were a mainstay on MTV back in the network’s early days. Now the metal vets have unleashed their first video in nearly three decades, a performance-based piece for the song “Can’t Get Enough” directed by Regina Banali. Watch it here.

– Parrrrrtay! Simply put, you’ve not truly partied until you take part in something like what we get in the new Municipal Waste video. Watch the Whitey McConnaughey-directed hedonistic clip for Municipal Waste’s “Breathe Grease” right here.

Pussy Riot have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their upcoming experimental political theater project — Inside Pussy Riot. The project chronicles the band’s arrest and imprisonment after a 2012 show inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

– Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival is prepping a new DVD / Blu-Ray collection celebrating the 2016 bill. Arch Enemy, Bullet for My Valentine, Steel Panther, Metal Church and more appear. Get your pre-orders in here for Live at Wacken 2016 ahead of the Aug. 11 release.

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