Sleater-Kinney are back?

Not exactly, but the critically-acclaimed rock trio (Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss) did reunite briefly over the Thanksgiving weekend, performing a cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" at a Portland, Oregon stop on Pearl Jam's current U.S. tour (R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey also assisted). Far from being their first collaboration with Eddie Vedder and company, Sleater-Kinney's history with the band goes back more than a decade - including a joint performance of the exact same song at a Philadelphia concert back in 2005.

Sleater-Kinney went on indefinite hiatus in 2006 after touring behind their highly-acclaimed seventh studio album "The Woods." There has been speculation of a renewed collaboration in the years since, though nothing has so far materialized. Could this be the beginning of a new chapter for the band? Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out video of Friday night's performance below.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.