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It's safe to say Eddie Vedder and Ted Nugent do not see eye-to-eye on the topic of gun control.

The outspoken Pearl Jam singer sits down with Mark Richards in a new interview and makes it take - his consternation, really - on America's current gun control situation as clear as can be.

"The fact that we're living in a country where 90 percent of the people want further gun laws - to maybe somehow put a dent in some of this insanity that's happening - and yet there's no further legislation taking place, it's very frustrating and upsetting," Vedder says.

Vedder even includes himself among those who probably shouldn't be handed a weapon without a thorough background check, telling Richards:

"If I didn't have music to kind of at least get some of the aggression out or take the edge off, you wouldn't want me having a gun either."

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In an awesomely unexpected duet, Roger Waters and Eddie Vedder performed "Comfortably Numb" at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief last night.

Pink Floyd's former frontman welcomed the Pearl Jam rocker for a rendition of Rogers' 1979 hit, one of many from his band's iconic double album The Wall.

Watch their crowd-pleasing performance below:

Performances from New York-New Jersey area heavy hitters Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi helped raise $30 million from ticket sales alone.

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Eddie Vedder clearly thinks you can't find a better man than Barack Obama for President ... or at least that he's a better man for the job than Mitt Romney.

Performing a set of songs at a campaign fundraiser for Obama in South Tampa last night, the Pearl Jam frontman bashed Romney's 47 percent comments.

"It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population," Vedder told the audience.

Vedder and Obama

Vedder helped raise $1.7 million Thursday for Obama's reelection campaign, playing four songs for the president and 85 guests at a $20,000-per-person dinner.

"I can't say I've ever played that many songs in a suit before," he said of "Rise," "Without You," James Taylor's "Millworker" and Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."

He recalled signing up for a government security guard training program, working the midnight shift and becoming a security supervisor at a petroleum company.

It was this, he said, that made his dreams reality.

"I'm an example of someone who never made it to university," Vedder said. "I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date."

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