September 19, 2008 / 7:38 AM / 11 years ago

Eddie Vedder doing it his "Way" with Cubs song

Pearl Jam's lead singer Eddie Vedder celebrates throwing out the first pitch before the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs National League MLB baseball game in Chicago, August 3, 2007. REUTERS/John Gress

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Chicago radio stations and sports bars have begun spinning “All the Way,” a Chicago Cubs-themed ditty written by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder at the request of Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

The track, with lines like “Our heroes wear pinstripes / pinstripes in blue / give us a chance to feel like heroes too,” was recorded last month during a Vedder solo show at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre.

According to Pearl Jam’s Web site, “All the Way” will be available for download in the “next few days,” and may also be sold on CD and “souvenir 45 singles.”

Vedder is a lifelong Cubs fan who has sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley Field and also thrown out the ceremonial first pitch there.


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