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Kailash Kher to jam with Eddie Vedder

After coming a long way now, the singer is elated about his upcoming world concert with Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 15:31 IST

From singing on railway platforms to appearing on the cover page of international music magazine RaIve, singer Kailash Kher has come a long way, and right now he is elated about his upcoming world concert with Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder.

“I am very excited about a collaboration with Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder. The live concert will be a tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan saheb who had teamed up with Vedder for the soundtrack of Dead Man Walking,” said Kher who recently released his album Kailasa.

Quite upbeat about his new album, the singer said, “We are very happy with the response received by Kailasa and are planning a sequel.” “I’m still what I used to be. I only want to sing freely, nothing else matters,”said the singer who has sung for films like Fanaa, Corporate and Waisa Bhi Hota Hai-II.

Talking about his earlier days, he said, “My first break came with a jingle for Nakshatra diamonds but it did not give me much recognition. The first big break was a jingle for a Hero Cycles commercial, shot specially for the cricket World Cup.

Ab Udana Hai Aasan was telecast during commercial breaks of the matches. It gave me a lot of recognition,” he recalls. “I have sung for several upcoming Hindi movies, including Ravi Chopra’s Baabul, Nikhil Advani’s Salaam-e-Ishq’, Sachin Bajaj’s Naksha and Dibakar Banerjee’s Khosla ka Ghosla,” said Kher.

First Published: Aug 14, 2006 11:24 IST