October 28, 2003
"Organized this show to raise funds combating prostate cancer at the request of Johnny Ramone. He was dying and his friends were doing whatever we could do not just to keep him alive, but to make him happy. John Frusciante flew in from thousands of miles away after the end of a Peppers tour. Cornell came up. It was also the day I told loved ones we were expecting a child. It wasn't just a life or death gig ... it was life and death — emotional. Turned out to be the last time Johnny saw myself or the band play live. He was happy, I was proud. I'm thankful he stuck around so my daughter could meet her Uncle John." — Eddie Vedder
Benefit for the Prostate Center. Santa Barbara, California. October 28, 2003.