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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Musician Eddie Vedder performs onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Pearl Jam fans that tuned into last night’s telecast of the 90th Annual Academy Awards were greeted with a surprise performance from Eddie Vedder.

Vedder provided the soundtrack to the award show’s “In Memorium” segment and performed a moving cover of Tom Petty’s “Room at the Top.”

Blogger Erica Banas has a weird affinity for award shows and acceptance speeches.  If she is ever in need of a good cry, she watches Tom Hanks’ Oscar acceptance speech for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in ‘Philadelphia.’

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.