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Published: 2012/11/08

Mike McCready of Pearl Jam Plays "Whipping Post" With The Revivalists

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready joined Louisiana rockers The Revivalists for a rendition of the Allman Brothers Band classic “Whipping Post” at a benefit concert in New Orleans this past weekend. The collaboration took place at Gleason Gras, a musical celebration to raise awareness about ALS, a terminal neuromuscular disease. The event was named after former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year. McCready also played with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the event. You can watch the video of McCready and The Revivalists doing “Whipping Post” above. You can watch another video of McCready, this time with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, below.


There are 3 comments associated with this post

Marty Murray November 9, 2012, 15:53:30

Just for the record, so called als is only terminal if you don’t do anything about it. While some prefer to wait for a pill or something to be invented, while they get sicker and sicker, others get to work and solve it themselves. In other words, if you don’t like being tied to the als whipping post, get untying.

Austin G November 10, 2012, 14:38:46

Marty, Those are some of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard regarding ALS and couldn’t be farther from the truth. It seems that more benefits like these are needed to increase people like you’s awareness or lack thereof.

Marty Murray November 13, 2012, 18:36:34

Austin, I personally know about ten people who have been diagnosed with als and solved the problem themselves. They include Steven Shackel and Craig Oster, both of whom have told all about how they did what they did, and there are many more out there.
So as far as raising awareness goes, a different type of thing is needed and people like you need to do real research rather than just believing the noise that is out there regarding so called als.

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