Pearl Jam’s two-day festival celebrating its 20th anniversary featured the band doing a nearly three-hour rarities set at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in Wisconsin on Saturday (September 3), highlighted by a guest appearance from Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. Their set within the set included three Temple of the Dog songs and one from Mother Love Bone before Mudhoney appeared with Eddie Vedder and company to cover MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’.
The Cornell and Pearl jam encore included ‘Hunger Strike’, ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’, and ‘Reach Down’, and the Mother Love Bone track ‘Stardog Champion’. Watch the Pearl Jam performances with Cornell below the cut. (more…)
Cameron Crowe directed Pearl Jam’s performance of ‘Better Man’ from their concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 21, 2010. The
Pearl Jam live footage is part of the 20 Days of Pearl Jam Countdown to the theatrical release of the ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ film and soundtrack on September 20th.
Each day from September 1 through 20, an exclusive piece of content (audio, video, or literary) will be released by a partner and featured centrally on the Pearl Jam 20 homepage. Confirmed partners include VEVO, Live Nation, Rolling Stone, PBS, AOL, Sirius XM, and Grantland/ESPN.
‘Better Man’ is from the band’s third studio album ‘Vitalogy’. Watch the live performance via Vevo below the cut. (more…)
Eddie Vedder spoke with the Calgary Herald about his solo album ‘Ukulele Songs’, as well as when fans can expect new material from pearl Jam. “We’re just past the embryonic stages of songwriting for the next album, and it seems to be going quick,” Vedder said. “But whether we put something out this year I just don’t know, because we’re doing all the hindsight stuff this year. We’re fully in support of that, but it’s not what fuels us. The way we write as a group, we all bring songs in and invariably in the past it would take a lot of time to get things right. Now I jump on things immediately.”
Check out a Pearl Jam time lapse ‘VS’ and ‘Vitalogy’ mural, featuring music from the two albums. The ‘VS’ & ‘Vitalogy’ Deluxe Expanded Edition was released March 29th.
Pearl Jam are out with a sneak peek of their ‘Vs. & Vitalogy’ box set, available March 29th at a cost of $150. “‘Vs.’ and ‘Vitalogy’ sound as good now to me as they did then,” Jeff Ament said in the video. “With this box set, we wanted the package to be 100% representative of what the music was.” Watch it via Vevo below.
Pearl Jam are out with the music video for their new single ‘Amongst the Waves’, the third release from the American rock band’s ninth studio album ‘Backspacer’, out now on the band’s Monkeywrench Records label. Proceeds from the sale of the video on iTunes will go toward Conservation International’s Oceans Campaign, as the band states: “There is only one Ocean for everyone. Look after it for present and future generations.” Watch it via YouTube below.
Pearl Jam, minus Eddie Vedder, cover ‘Never Give You Up’ by Rick Astley and ‘Ace of Spades’ by Motorhead in the studio, with Stone Gossard handling vocals. Watch each via YouTube below.
Pearl Jam are out with the video to their new single ‘The Fixer’, the first release from the Seattle grunge rock group’s ninth studio album ‘Backspacer’, out September 20th. Watch the Cameron Crowe directed video, shot at The Showbox in Seattle in May, via Yahoo! below.
A short film produced by Three on the Tree and directed by Danny Clinch about Pearl Jam’s ninth album ‘Backspacer’, with band interviews and performance footage, has been posted online. ‘Backspacer’ is available September 20th. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rock acts on television this week include:
Pearl Jam, who perform on the debut of ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.
Green Day, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Taking Back Sunday, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
Perry Farrell, who appears on ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Wednesday.
Lissy Trullie, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
Doves, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Thursday.
311, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.
Chickenfoot, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Friday.