Pearl Jam To Soundtrack 2013 World Series

By Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013

Usually when a musician strikes a deal to soundtrack TV coverage of a major sporting event, the network settles on one song to drill into your head until you just can’t stand it anymore. For instance, the NBA made sure I will recoil in disgust with Pavlovian consistency whenever Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream” comes on. So it’s staggering and delightful to discover that as part of a new deal to make Pearl Jam the official soundtrack of the World Series, a whopping 48 PJ tracks will be cycled into Fox’s broadcast. “Let The Records Play,” indeed! Pearl Jam will also be November’s Artist Of The Month across all Fox Sports properties, meaning there will be no shortage of proto-Stapp guttural yowling and good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll heroism on the small screen this fall. Read the full details at Billboard.

Pearl Jam’s new Lightning Bolt is out 10/15 via Monkeywrench, Inc., but you can stream it now, and we’ve already prematurely evaluated it for you.