Bradley Cooper Joins Pearl Jam to Sing ‘Maybe It’s Time’ from ‘A Star is Born’ at BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival

On May 25, 2024, the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival witnessed a remarkable surprise when

Bradley Cooper and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam perform onstage during 2024 BottleRock Napa Valley at Napa Valley Expo on May 25, 2024 in Napa, California. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, KEVIN MAZUR/WIREIMAGE)
Bradley Cooper and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam perform onstage during 2024 BottleRock Napa Valley at Napa Valley Expo on May 25, 2024 in Napa, California. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, KEVIN MAZUR/WIREIMAGE)

Actor Bradley Cooper joined Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder onstage for a duet of “Maybe It’s Time” from the 2018 film “A Star is Born.”

The performance was a poignant nod to Cooper’s character, Jackson Maine, who was inspired by Vedder himself.

The announcement was made by Vedder, 59, during Pearl Jam’s headlining set. “Please, would you join me in welcoming to the stage my great, great pal Bradley Cooper,” Vedder proclaimed, much to the delight of the crowd.

In a fan-posted video, the excitement was palpable as Cooper, 49, gave Vedder a kiss on the cheek before settling down with his acoustic guitar. The duo traded verses, creating a magical moment that resonated with the audience.

Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine in 'A Star Is Born' in 2018. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, PETER LINDBERGH/ WARNER BROS.)
Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine in ‘A Star Is Born’ in 2018. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, PETER LINDBERGH/ WARNER BROS.)

Pearl Jam later shared the event on their Instagram, posting a picture of Vedder hugging Cooper behind a copy of the setlist that included their collaboration. The caption read, “Cheers, @bottlerocknapa! 🍷🌅,” celebrating the spontaneous performance.

Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Jackson Maine in “A Star is Born” was deeply influenced by Eddie Vedder. In a 2018 interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Cooper revealed that he spent several days in Seattle with Vedder, absorbing the nuances of a musician’s life.

“I asked him 9,000 questions,” Cooper said. Vedder provided minor, yet significant details that only musicians would understand, contributing to the authenticity of Cooper’s character.

Initially, Vedder was skeptical about Cooper’s decision to sing on-screen. “He was like, ‘What? Bro, don’t do that,’ ” Cooper recalled.

However, Vedder eventually supported the project, offering notes for the songs featured in the movie. “He was wonderful,” Cooper noted, acknowledging Vedder’s pivotal role in shaping his performance.

The BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival is not just known for its music but also for its culinary experiences.

On the same day as his musical collaboration, Cooper showcased another of his talents—cooking. The “Silver Linings Playbook” actor, renowned for his Philly cheesesteaks, took to the grill at the festival.

Teaming up with Angelo’s Pizzeria owner Danny DiGiampietro, Cooper prepared the popular regional dish at Danny and Coop’s Cheesesteaks, a venture they launched in 2023.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid, 29, who has been romantically linked to Cooper since October 2023, was spotted enjoying one of his cheesesteaks, further adding to the day’s excitement.

The Culinary Stage at the festival was bustling with celebrities, including Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka, who presented their culinary skills.

Gigi Hadid eats Philly cheesesteak prepared by Bradley Cooper at BottleRock Food and Music Festival on May 25, 2024 in Napa, Calif. [PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, LONDON ENTERTAINMENT / SPLASHNEWS (2)]
Gigi Hadid eats Philly cheesesteak prepared by Bradley Cooper at BottleRock Food and Music Festival on May 25, 2024 in Napa, Calif. [PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, LONDON ENTERTAINMENT / SPLASHNEWS (2)]

Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power promoted their organic wine company, Avaline Wine, while basketball star Stephen Curry showcased his bourbon line, Gentleman’s Cut Bourbon.

Cooper also shared the stage with Curry, demonstrating his basketball moves as they tossed cheesesteaks into the crowd, blending food and entertainment seamlessly.

The BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival is known for its unique blend of music, food, and wine, drawing high-profile personalities from various fields.

This year’s event was no exception, with Bradley Cooper’s presence adding a special touch. From his surprise duet with Eddie Vedder to his culinary demonstrations, Cooper’s versatility was on full display.

His appearance at the festival underscored the close bond he shares with Vedder, rooted in their collaboration for “A Star is Born.”

The film, which earned Cooper critical acclaim and several awards, continues to resonate with audiences, and moments like this duet serve as a nostalgic reminder of its impact.

Bradley Cooper’s involvement in the 2024 BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival was a highlight, offering fans a unique experience that blended music, food, and celebrity culture.

His onstage collaboration with Eddie Vedder was a testament to the lasting influence of “A Star is Born,” while his culinary skills delighted attendees.

As the festival concluded, it left behind cherished memories of unexpected performances and star-studded culinary showcases, embodying the spirit of BottleRock Napa Valley.

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