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Watch Big Brother’s Ridiculous Grunge-Themed Competition

As someone who obsessively (and sorta regretfully) followed Big Brother for about eight years, I can say without hesitation that pretty much all of their competitions are shit. The producers don’t have the tirelessly mapped-out expertise of The Amazing Race or the luxury of exotic locales like Survivor — they’re pretty much limited to a… More »

By: James Rettig / July 22, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder Play Pearl Jam’s Best Song With A Saxophonist At Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is well-known as an avid Cubs fan, and last night, Vedder brought out several members of the organization at a benefit concert dubbed “Hot Stove, Cool Music.” All the proceeds of the show are going towards The Foundation To Be Named Later, an organization that helps develop leadership skills i… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 11:23 am

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Coldplay Headlining 2015 Global Citizen Fest

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam (as speculated), Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran have been tapped to headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival. This is the first year (out of the next 15) that the line-up was curated by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The event will take place on the Great Lawn in Central Park on 9/26. Tickets are… More »

By: James Rettig / July 9, 2015 - 10:01 am

Pearl Jam Seemingly Confirmed For Global Citizen Festival

The Global Citizen Festival will take place 9/26 on the Grand Lawn of New York’s Central Park, and the yearly event seems to have added Pearl Jam to its lineup. Alternative Nation reports that the festival added a writeup about Pearl Jam to their website, which doesn’t mean that the band is officially confirmed to… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 7, 2015 - 10:15 am

Pearl Jam Tease Special Announcement, Possibly NYC Show

Pearl Jam are fans of teasing special announcements. Their 2013 tour was preceded by a countdown, as was their last album, so it’s never really clear how important one announcement is over another. They’ve just teased something else, but this one seems a little easier to put together than usual. The above image went u… More »

By: James Rettig / July 2, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Mirror Ball Turns 20

Last week, Neil Young released a new record called The Monsanto Years. It isn’t very good. It’s a cartoonish protest concept record revolving around the agriculture company Monsanto and GMOs. The other distinguishing factor of the album is that Young chose to record it with Promise Of The Real, a band led by Lukas Nelso… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 26, 2015 - 10:06 am

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover The Ramones With Supersuckers

Last week Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder showed up to a Supersuckers gig at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, a fact that is even more incredible if you know how small that venue is. At the 6/9 show Vedder and the band covered The Ramones’ “I Believe In Miracles.”

The song carried more… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 19, 2015 - 12:42 pm

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
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