Over the weekend, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder invited a few special guests for a jam session at his home in Tacoma, Washington. He was joined by Fleetwood Mac’s newest members—Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. But what made the session even more interesting is that the trio performed in the bathroom.
Guitarist and songwriter Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is responsible for the unusual location. He recently launched a new online series called “Bathroom Jams,” which he posts on Instagram. His schtick is posting videos of himself (sometimes alone, sometimes with others) performing in backstage bathrooms.
Campbell has been posting the clips since mid-October. The one featuring himself, Vedder, and Finn (of Crowded House) was the fifteenth video in his series, which he recently described as “tours of bathrooms of the United States,” according to Ultimate Classic Rock.
In the Washington clip, it’s obvious the trio is having a good time. There’s some laughter going on, and Campbell calls his guitar-playing colleagues “brothers from another mother.” Finn notably plays his instrument with one foot perched on a toilet seat, while Vedder just smiles and keeps his head down.
It’s not the first time Campbell and Vedder have played together. The Pearl Jam singer performed with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers several times in the past. For example, he played with the band in 2006 during a concert in Denver and in Amsterdam in 2012.
Vedder is a big fan of Petty’s. He occasionally plays the late singer’s song “I Won’t Back Down” from his first solo album, Full Moon Fever, during concerts. He also paid tribute to the rocker during the 2017 Academy Awards show.
Earlier this month, Campbell rocked out solo in a bathroom in Toronto. He replaced longtime Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham, who in October sued the band for “breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage,” reported Spin.
Fleetwood Mac, with new additions Campbell and Finn, launched their new lineup in October. They kicked off their North American dates in Tulsa and covered Petty’s classic song “Free Fallin’” as well as Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” in honor of their new bandmates.