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Eddie Vedder Earns AMPAS Invite, Explains 'Let It Go' Cover

Eddie Vedder Earns AMPAS Invite, Explains 'Let It Go' Cover
Posted Friday, June 27th 2014 @ 3pm

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Eddie Vedder could have a hand in picking some of the next Oscar winners.  The Pearl Jam frontman is one of 271 artists and executives invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Twelve of those got the invite from the Academy's music branch, including Pharrell Williams and this year's Best Original Song winners, "Let It Go" writers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.  The invitations go to those the Academy feels have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  And while Vedder has never earned an Oscar nod, he did pick up a Golden Globe award for his work on the Into the Wild soundtrack. 

Vedder also recently connected himself to the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go."  He sang a snippet of the Frozen hit during Pearl Jam's concert in Milan last week.  Now Vedder's close friend Tom Tomorrow has explained that Eddie covered the song because his five-year-old daughter asked him to.  Tomorrow said on Twitter that Vedder "wants everyone to know that his daughter sings it better." 

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