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Pearl Jam changes 'Love Boat Captain' lyrics to honor victims of Paris attacks

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Pearl Jam’s “Love Boat Captain” references the nine people who died at their 2000 show at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, but the band changed the lyrics of the song at a Brazil performance to honor the victims of the recent Paris attacks.

Frontman Eddie Vedder started out the performance by reading some words in Portuguese, and changed the lyrics from “Lost nine friends we’ll never know, two years ago today” to “Lost 90 friends we’ll never know, again today,” referring to the people killed at Friday’s Eagles of Death Metal show at Paris concert venue Le Bataclan.

Watch a fan-shot video of the performance below.

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