Two years ago, Pearl Jam covered Pink Floyd on Fallon and in his post about it, Stereogum’s Tom Breihan asked, “When are Pearl Jam going to get their own week?” The answer is: very soon.
In addition to soundtracking the World Series, Pearl Jam’s catalog will get some love on late night later this month when Fallon dedicates a week of music performances to the grunge forebears.
On Monday 10/21, Chris Cornell will kick things off by joining the Avett Brothers (again) to cover “Footsteps.” Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold will stop by Tuesday to take on “Corduroy.” On Wednesday 10/23, Dierks Bentley, Mike McCready, and the Roots will play together on a song not yet revealed. And Pearl Jam themselves will be the show’s musical guests on that Thursday and Friday. The Wrap notes that these will be the band’s only television appearances in support of Lightning Bolt. Hopefully they’ll make Eddie play Catchphrase or Wheel Of Carpet Samples or something.
Lightning Bolt is out Tuesday via Monkeywrench, Inc. Here’s our review.
(Also Fleet Foxes seem to be working … on something.)