Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:43 pm
We were already excited to have legendary musician John Doe of the pioneering punk band X join us in the KEXP studio, so you can imagine our surprise when he walked in with the also-legendary Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. Doe's musical partner, Exene Cervenka, caught a cold during the Seattle stop for the band's cleverly named "X-Mas 2013″ tour, so Doe called on his old tourmate from 1999.
With just 45 minutes' notice, McCready grabbed a guitar and joined his friend on the mic. "I'm nervous," he told DJ Troy Nelson, but he needn't have been: Clearly as much of a fan of X as we are, McCready knew just when to jump in as he joined Doe in playing classic tracks like "See How We Are."