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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

Watch Grunge Supergroups Mad Season & Temple Of The Dog Reunite In Seattle

Two grunge supergroups reunited in their home base of Seattle last night for a special concert called Sonic Evolution. Mad Season performed for the first time in 20 years with a lineup consisting of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Guns 'N Roses' Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin, and the Seattle Symphony. Cornell and McKaga… More »

By: James Rettig / January 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Billy Corgan Disses Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters On Howard Stern

Billy Corgan was out here slagging off Eddie Vedder in last week's infamous "top two scribes" interview, and he continued his Pearl Jam diss campaign during a visit to The Howard Stern Show this morning to promote the Smashing Pumpkins' new Monuments To An Elegy. Noting that he loves competition and hates the friendliness of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Billy Corgan On Kurt Cobain: “He And I Were The Top Two Scribes, And Everybody Else Was A Distant Third”

We've gone way too long without a juicy, self-admiring Billy Corgan quote, but The Independent's new interview with Corgan is full of them. Although it's occasioned by the Smashing Pumpkins' new Monuments To An Elegy, the interview largely focuses on events from 20 years ago. For instance, when reporter Nick Hasted mentions that Eddie Vedder… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2014 - 4:40 pm

20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there -- beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have little to nothing to do with them now, whether they're off The Bends or even something like "No Surprises." First and foremost of those, of course, is "Creep," from their… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 26, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Vitalogy Turns 20

Vitalogy was the dividing line between one understanding of Pearl Jam, the version that made them famous, and a different one. There are lots of schisms and permutations within the Pearl Jam fanbase. There are those fans that like everything, of course. There are those who were teens when Ten and Vs. became huge, and… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 21, 2014 - 10:52 am

Download Eddie Vedder’s Intimate, Covers-Filled Charity Show At Microsoft Last Month

Eddie Vedder played an intimate benefit show for EB Research, the charity he's been vocally supporting lately, last month at Microsoft's Seattle headquarters. The Pearl Jam frontman played songs by John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Indio and, uh, Amanda Palmer, as well as many Pearl Jam originals and solo track… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Pearl Jam Fans In Queens And Seattle Fight About Location Of Crowdfunded Show That Will Probably Never Happen

Pearl Jam fans are a notoriously dedicated bunch, and a few of them have been fighting to bring the rock group to the newly reopened Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, which hosted bands like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix in its heyday. Pearl Jam fan forum member Dan Sheffer has started a crowdsourcing… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014 - 9:23 am

Watch Temple Of The Dog Reunite At Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit

Temple Of The Dog reunited at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit on Saturday night. Both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were on the bill, so it was easy for Chris Cornell to come on stage during Pearl Jam's set for a performance of "Hunger Strike" from their lone self-titled studio album. The last time the band… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Watch Pearl Jam Cover The Who & Tom Petty In Milwaukee

At a Friday night show in Moline, Illinois, Pearl Jam randomly decided to play their 1996 album No Code in full. (They also played a new song called "Moline.") Last night, playing Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center, the band busted out another superfan treat, playing all of 1998's Yield in the middle of a titanic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014 - 10:15 am

Watch Pearl Jam Debut New Song “Moline” In Moline, Illinois

Pearl Jam debuted a new song last night at a concert in Moline, Illinois. According to Eddie Vedder, he wrote the song 10 minutes before the show, which makes sense because the song itself incorporates the small Illinois city into its lyrics. The band also performed their fourth album, No Code, in its entirety during… More »

By: James Rettig / October 18, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder’s Fundraising Video For The Devastating Skin Disease Epidermolysis Bullosa

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder recently appeared in a video to shed some light on epidermolysis bullosa, a debilitating skin condition. "When I first heard about it, it was quite hard to grasp the intensity of the condition. It's about the most insane skin disorder you can imagine," Vedder said. "And when you realize it also… More »

By: James Rettig / October 4, 2014 - 11:24 am

Watch The 8-Bit Grunge Medley You Didn’t Know You Wanted

What if all the angst and aggression of grunge were filtered through the sound chips of the very same video-game systems those artists grew up on? It's a question we've asked ourselves many, many times, but finally someone has done something about it. The Youtube channel Filthy Frackers has crafted an animated medley of grunge'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014 - 10:56 am

Alt-Country Con Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Bilking Investors With Fake Album Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam

According to Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison after defrauding investors out of almost $600,000 by promising to put on a benefit concert and release a compilation album featuring some big musicians to benefit the West Memphis Three, who were incarcerated for 18 years before being released… More »

By: James Rettig / July 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Eddie Vedder Covers “Imagine” In Case You Missed His Open Letter

After Eddie Vedder declared himself anti-war and quoted John Lennon's "Imagine" in an open letter last week, he covered the famously anti-war song for the first time during a solo show in Portugal on Friday night. Before the song began, he said, "I think it is the most powerful song ever written. Which is why… More »

By: James Rettig / July 20, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Following Controversial Onstage Rant, Eddie Vedder Says He’s Anti-War Not Anti-Israel

At a recent Pearl Jam concert in Milton Keynes, England, during an extended jam on "Daughter," Eddie Vedder launched into an anti-war rant that some listeners perceived as an anti-Israel rant. Read the full text of his speech below -- or, to get the full effect, watch Vedder get fired up beginning at 4:10 i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder Drink From A Fan’s Shoe

Pearl Jam concerts can be strange and unpredictable. Eddie Vedder might cover a song from Frozen, he might shave a fan's head onstage -- or he might drink wine from a fan's shoe, apparently, as several thousand people discovered at Pearl Jam's show in Stockholm on Saturday night. Reportedly, a girl in the audience asked… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 30, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Watch Pearl Jam Play Rarity “Strangest Tribe” Live For The First Time

Pearl Jam are known for their long setlists and unpredictable, meandering live shows, and they've got fans vigilant enough to monitor what songs they play every night. Those people must've been amped last night to hear that, while playing a show in Oslo last night, the band played "Strangest Tribe," a song they'd originally released… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 30, 2014 - 9:27 am

Pearl Jam Covered “Let It Go” At The Request Of Eddie Vedder’s Daughter

On Friday night, during a show in Milan, Pearl Jam, a band who plays a lot of covers, took a pretty extreme left turn, interrupting "Daughter" to briefly cover "Let It Go," the juggernaut power-ballad from the Disney cartoon Frozen. As it turns out, Eddie Vedder had a very good reason for singing the song:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Watch Pearl Jam Cover Some Of “Let It Go” From Frozen In Italy

Pearl Jam is one of those bands that inspires intense fanaticism, a band that parents will drag their kids along to kicking and screaming so they can expose them to the band's genius at an early age. Well, some bored young ones in the audience at their show in Milan on Friday were in for… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2014 - 11:40 am
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