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Watch Eddie Vedder Sing “Better Man” For Letterman’s Third-To-Last Show

David Letterman is doing his last-ever Late Show on Wednesday, and during this final run of shows, he’s had some truly wonderful musical guests, including Tom Waits and Ryan Adams. Last night, for Letterman’s third-to-last show, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder did the honors, as we reported he would. (Tom Hanks was the main guest,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2015 - 7:55 am

Watch Eddie Vedder & Pete Townshend Play Their Songs Together At “Celebrating The Who” Tribute Concert

The Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour this spring, and just last week, Rolling Stone published a very candid interview with Pete Townshend in which the guitarist spoke about how much he doesn’t enjoy performing. That probably bummed out a lot of fans who spent loads of money to see their favorite band… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 15, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Eddie Vedder Sing At Yet Another Cubs Game

Eddie Vedder has been a devoted Cubs fan for years — so much so that Topps put him on a baseball card earlier this year. And Vedder has made a regular ritual of showing up at Wrigley Field to sing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch since the ’90s. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Pearl Jam Tell Queens Fans Not To Hold Their Breath For Crowdfunded Concert

After a successfully crowdfunded Foo Fighters concert in Virginia, one Pearl Jam diehard fan was inspired to attempt his own effort. New Yorker Daniel Sheffer is pushing to get the band to play a concert the newly reopened Forest Hills Stadium in Queens. Previously, other superfans insisted that such a crowd-supported effort be closer toMore »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 11:04 am

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
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