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Watch Soundgarden & Alice In Chains’ Previously Unreleased Full Performances From Singles

Short clips of live performances by Soundgarden and Alice In Chains were included in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film, Singles — whose soundtrack served as a touchstone for an entire generation of grunge fans — but the full performances haven’t been available until recently. Video of Alice In Chains doing “It Ain’t Like That” and “Would?”… More »

By: James Rettig / June 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Cameron Crowe Flop Aloha Has A New Eddie Vedder Song Sung By His 7-Year-Old Daughter

Cameron Crowe’s Hawaii-set new film Aloha has been catching a lot of flak for its “racial weirdness,” starting with the fact that the very white Emma Stone plays Asian American character Allison Ng — but perhaps the most unforgivable sin that the movie commits is simply not being very good. Still, it’s a Cameron Crowe… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 10, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Singles Band Citizen Dick Is Getting An Official Release For Record Store Day

Citizen Dick, the fictional grunge band featured in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film Singles, is getting a 7-inch release for Record Store Day. The vinyl will feature “Touch Me I’m Dick” — the full version of which surfaced a few years ago — on the A-side and an etching of a quote from the film o… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm

Cameron Crowe Recalls How Philip Seymour Hoffman Became Lester Bangs In Almost Famous

In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death yesterday, many of his friends and colleagues have offered tributes to the actor. Today Cameron Crowe posted a statement to his website looking back on filming a key scene in which Hoffman played Lester Bangs in the film Almost Famous. It’s a touching tribute to the actor… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 3, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Singles Soundtrack Turns 20

Singles was the second movie written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It’s an amiable rom-com starring Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick, and some say a great movie, but is most notable because it was filmed and set in Seattle, 1991, just as that city’s musical subculture was about to explode.

In the book… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 28, 2012 - 11:38 am

Pearl Jam – “Chinese” (Previously Unreleased Demo)

At 1:30 in the embed below, you hear Cameron Crowe DJ a Stone Gossard composition called “Chinese,” a ’90s-era Pearl Jam demo, on Sirius/XMU’s Pearl Jam station. Crowe says a bit of it made it to the DVD of Pearl Jam 20, his PJ documentary that is both streaming on Netflix and every bit a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 3, 2012 - 9:55 am

Pearl Jam – “Not For You” Video (Dir. Cameron Crowe)

It’s nowhere near their best or most popular song, but in a lot of ways, the Vitalogy cut “Not For You” is the most characteristic Pearl Jam song. Here was the band, at or near the peak of its popularity, putting together a compellingly feral hard-rock stomp about how they wanted vast chunks of their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Pearl Jam Twenty Trailer

Cameron Crowe’s documentary chronicling twenty years of Pearl Jam premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9/10. The film, which was compiled from over 1,200 hours of footage, promises “the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam: part concert film, part intimate insider-hang, part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists.” Preview some David… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 26, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Pearl Jam’s “Fixer” To Debut In Target Ad?

On Thursday night, Pearl Jam played a secret gig at the Showbox in Seattle. According to various online reports, the performance was attended by 300 paid extras who signed up for a concert shoot by a mystery act. And while NDAs were signed and cellphones were banned, the secret reason for the show came out… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 31, 2009 - 9:06 pm

OldStand: Rolling Stone, December 1977

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to look like.

A hirsute James Taylor gets the Leibovitz cover treatment for RS #255, alongside Linda Ronstadt and super producer Austin Powers — er, Peter Asher. Seriously, ask your… More »

By: Stereogum / January 7, 2008 - 5:43 pm