Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Temple of the Dog Reissues!

On top of the tour announcement, Universal Music Entertainment has also announced that they will be reissuing the Temple of the Dog album on September 30th in four collectible formats.  All four are available for pre-purchase at Pearl Jam's Ten Club.

STANDARD CD ($12.99)
  • Original album, newly mixed by Brendan O'Brien with expanded artwork.

DELUXE CD ($18.99)
  • Original album newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien 
  • 3 Alternate Mixes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper: “Say Hello 2 Heaven,” “Wooden Jesus” and “All Night Thing” 
  • 7 demos - 5 unreleased including 2 songs that didn’t make final album sessions: “Angel of Fire” and “Black Cat” 
  • 5 Studio Outtakes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper: “Say Hello 2 Heaven,” “Reach Down,” “Pushin Forward Back,” “Wooden Jesus” and “All Night Thing” 

VINYL ($27.99)
  • Original album only - newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien – expanded to 2 LPs for premium audio fidelity 
  • Side D: features an etched image (no audio) 
  • Gatefold jacket with 12-inch removable 3D lenticular cover 
  • Includes album download code for 320kpbs MP4 AAC files

  • Deluxe CD Set
  • DVD, including videos from Off Ramp Cafe in 1990, the "Say Hello 2 Heaven" video, Lollapalooza in 1992, the PJ20 festival in 2011, and the Mad Season reunion at Benaroya Hall in 2015.
  • Blu-Ray Audio, including a surround mix by Adam Kasper, a stereo mix by Brendan O'Brien, the "Hunger Strike" video, and HD versions of bonus videos
  • Magnetic flip top box package includes booklet with liner notes by David Fricke, a lenticular sticker and a poster 
  • Exclusive 12”x12” litho with each Super Deluxe order

Temple of the Dog Tour

Ten Club has announced that, for the first time ever, Temple of the Dog will be touring.  It will be a short tour (only 5 shows), so don't miss the opportunity.
  • Friday, November 4: Philadelphia, PA: Tower Theater
  • Monday, November 7: New York, NY: Madison Square Garden
  • Friday, November 11: San Francisco, CA: Bill Graham Civic Center
  • Monday, November 14: Los Angeles, CA: The Forum
  • Sunday, November 20: Seattle, WA: Paramount Theatre
Ten Club members have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets via a lottery, rules of which are in your e-mail.
Ten Club is excited to announce the first ever Temple of the Dog Tour. Temple of the Dog — the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) has reunited to perform a series of concert dates in November 2016.

Temple of the Dog's show dates kick off at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia on November 4th and wrap up with a hometown show at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on November 20th.

Happy Birthday, Stone Gossard!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Of Potato Heads and Polaroids

Some savvy Amazon shoppers have spotted a new item today.  It looks like Mike McCready is adding "author" or maybe "photographer" to his resume. Potato Heads & Polaroids: My Life Inside & Out Of Pearl Jam by Mike McCready has been set for a March 7th, 2017 release.  It's currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $35.  Presumably a Ten Club sale is coming soon.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ed Coming to Roadies Season Finale

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Eddie Vedder will be performing on the season finale of Cameron Crowe's show, Roadies, which airs August 28th on Showtime.
Other performers in the episode will include Jim James (who also appears in this Sunday’s episode), Nicole Atkins, Jackson Browne, Robyn Hitchcock, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius, and Gary Clark Jr.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Free Fenway Screening

Pearl Jam's video director, Blue Leach, will be filming Pearl Jam's August 5th show at Fenway Stadium, and Ten Club members in the Boston area are going to have a chance to screen the film for free at the Boston House of Blues the next night!
WHO: Ten Club members active as of 7/5/16 plus one guest. All ages. 
WHAT: Screening of the full set from PJ’s August 5th show at Fenway Stadium. Q&A with video director, Blue Leach, to follow the screening. 
WHEN: Saturday, August 6th from 6pm-11:30pm. Both you and your guest must be present at time of entry. 
WHERE: House of Blues 15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215 
WHY: Whether you are seeing PJ’s August 5th show at Fenway Stadium for the first time, or reliving the moment, this is a rare opportunity to view the video / audio feed after the performance. Come join us and meet the man behind the screens, PJ video director, Blue Leach.
For instructions how to get in the door, paid members can go here.

Friday, July 1, 2016

CCFA Northwest Night at Safeco Field

Mariners / McCready fans can win big on September 16th, by taking their tickets (purchased via this website) to Section 339 and getting a free scarf.
Enjoy some Major League Baseball action while supporting a great cause! A portion of the tickets sold through this offer will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Receive a unique Mariners and CCFA Scarf when you purchase through this special offer!

Redeem your Scarf (while supplies last) by bringing your ticket stub to Section 339 before the end of the 4th inning.

Be sure to arrive early - Mike McCready will be performing the National Anthem before the game!

$22 View Level
$41 Main Level

$5 from each View Level ticket sold & $7 from each Main Level ticket sold will benefit the CCFA!

Pearl Jam, Live at Third Man Records

Holy @#$%!!  Third Man Records and Pearl Jam are offering a beautiful package in honor of Pearl Jam's June 9th performance in Nashville.  Fans who sign up for TMR's Platinum Vault Subscription service (a $60 service) by July 31st will be treated some some amazing Pearl Jam goodies.
  • a black-and-gold, split-colored vinyl version of Pearl Jam's set packaged in a custom jacket
    • Interstellar Overdrive, Corduroy, Pendulum, Mind Your Manners, 1/2 Full, Wasted Reprise, Life Wasted, Deep, Of The Earth, Hard To Imagine, Let Me Sleep
  • a 7" clear vinyl recording of Eddie Vedder singing Out of Sand
  • a 9"X 6" hardcover photo collection
  • a 1" Pearl Jam/Third Man metal lapel pin
  • a 3" Pearl Jam/Third Man patch
Here is the full description from Third Man Records, in case all of that didn't get you excited.
On June 9th, 2016, Third Man Records was humbled to welcome Pearl Jam for a performance in our Nashville Blue Room live venue. Kept secret until the absolute last moment, the crowd of only 250 included lucky Ten Club members, mayors, NBA superstars, country music royalty, and possibly even a few stowaways. To call it a "warm-up” for their headlining set at Bonnaroo two nights later would be to vastly undervalue the evening. The band tore through a clutch collection of songs that spanned both deep cuts and fan favorites. A classic like “Deep” from Ten sits comfortably next to “Life Wasted” from their self-titled album Pearl Jam, and set-closer “Let Me Sleep” was originally recorded in 1990 (and was the band’s first-ever Ten Club release). The highlight of the performance came when Pearl Jam invited Jack White and his guitar to the stage to join on a song that clocked in at over seven minutes and featured wild dueling solos between White and Mike McCready, this epic performance left every mouth in the audience agape and every face on stage all smiles. Those seven minutes were truly some of the most memorable and historic in seven years since the Blue Room opened its doors.

Friday, June 24, 2016

McCready Joins Frightened Rabbit for Roadies

Speaking of Cameron Crowe's Roadies, Pearl Jam has announced that Mike McCready has collaborated with Frightened Rabbit on a song for the soundtrack, I Wish I Was Sober.  The song is currently available on iTunes.

Pearl Jam's website also provides information on the upcoming soundtrack and show:
The 16-song tracklisting will be revealed soon and the highly anticipated series Roadies premieres on Showtime this coming Sunday, June 26.

The latest vision of Crowe, the one-hour Roadies boasts an ensemble cast, including stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as well as Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Beyond the Lights) and Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour). Offering a vignette into the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Pearl Jam and Showtime have announced a documentary chronicling the work done by Pearl Jam's road crew and the work they do to support the band.  Miles To Go Before I Sleep will air tonight on Showtime at 8pm ET/PT.

Short documentary chronicling the true story of famed musicians and the relationships they have with their roadies. Features music legends Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket), who speak candidly about their time on the road and the importance of the crew who work tirelessly to put the show together, as well as capturing a day behind-the-scenes with the crew of Pearl Jam. Don't miss the premiere on Friday, June 24th at 8 PM ET/PT.
The documentary is surely, in no small part, inspired by Sunday's debut of Roadies, a series by Pearl Jam friend, Cameron Crowe.  You can check out the pilot for that series right now on YouTube.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pearl Jam Write Congress

This week, Pearl Jam were signatories on two petitions to the US Congress.  The first, signed earlier this week, asks Congress to make changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which many artists feel hurts musicians to the benefit of major tech companies like YouTube and Spotify.

The second letter is published in the most recent issue of Billboard magazine and asks Congress to require background checks for every gun sale and suspected terrorists to be blocked from purchasing guns.

If you want to add your voice to these, or any other issues, you can use this link to find the lawmakers that represent you specifically, so that you can write them letters and ask for change.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Eddie in Chicago

Photo credit: Jason Lee
After stopping by Wrigley Field last night to sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Ed made a surprise appearance at the Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser benefiting Theo Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later.  According to JamBase, he took the stage with Epstein and Len Kasper and the Chicago Hot Stove All-Stars.

The official setlist included:

Watch Outside (The Mono Men)
Corduroy (Pearl Jam)
The Kids Are Alright (The Who)
Betterman (Pearl Jam)
Hard Sun (Vedder)
All the Way (Vedder)
Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young)

JamBase has pictures and videos for your enjoyment.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ed and Judd Apatow Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling
Ed joined Judd Apatow yesterday on the Bonnaroo Comedy Tent to sing a tribute to Apatow's friend, mentor, and former boss, comedian, Garry Shandling, who died earlier this year.