Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Consequence of Sound has reported that Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend will be performing a benefit concert in Chicago
Joining the two iconic performers on stage will be Townshend’s brother, guitarist Simon, as well as various touring members of The Who: drummer Zak Starkey (also Oasis); bassist Pino Palladino (also Paul Simon, D’Angelo); and a trio of keyboardists in John Corey, Loren Gold, and Frank Simes.

The show will raise money for Townshend and Roger Daltrey’s charity organization Teen Cancer America, which supports programs for teenagers with cancer through the University of Chicago Medicine. Tickets for the tribute/benefit event go on sale Tuesday, April 21st at 10am at the Rosemont box office and through Ticketmaster.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pearl Jam Adds Bogotá to 2015 Tour

Pearl Jam announced today that one of the previously undetermined South American tour dates will be their first ever trip to Columbia.  Bogotá to be exact.  Pearl Jam will play Estadio El Campín on November 25th.

For more information and ticket sales, visit PearlJam.com.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A&M Records Sues For Control of Temple of the Dog

At the time of his death last year, Ten and Temple of the Dog producer, Rick Parashar was embattled with A&M Records over who actually owned the master tapes of Temple of the Dog, the project created by members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden to honor their late friend, Andrew Wood.  Now his brother and fellow London Bridge Studios founder has taken up the battle.  Of course, by "battle," we mean refusing to hand over the masters to A&M despite legal threats.

Could someone be working on a remaster or re-release of the album?  Do fans want that?  Do the bands?  None of the members of Pearl Jam or Soundgarden have weighed in on the matter.  

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mystery Vinyl Sale!

Is that a blue Fixer?  Oh yeah, yeah it is.  And you've got a chance ... a small chance ... of landing one.  Maybe also a Lightning Bolt Sevens box, a Benaroya boxed set, a color PJ20 set, and lots of other rare and exciting vinyl items.

Pearl Jam is celebrating Record Store Day at 10am EDT with a Mystery Vinyl Sale.  For $50 +S&H, you get one 12" item and one 7" or 10" item from the list below.  Amounts are also listed, so start calculating your chances!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Stone Talks Vitalogy Foundation on KISW

This week Stone came to the KISW studio to talk to BJ Shea about the Vitalogy Foundation and the work they do.  Other topics you might be interested in are how Stone is dealing with his new kid, hallucinogens in South America, rock and roll, and Seattle.

Two dollars of every ticket to KISW's Pain in the Grass benefits the Vitalogy Foundation.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pearl Jam March Madness: DO THE EVOLUTION Wins!

It was a long, hard road for our champion.  After annihilating Whale Song, can't Keep, Fatal, and In Hiding our champion barely beat Brain of J and lost to Faithfull by 1 vote in the final match of regular season play.  But Do the Evolution earned a spot in the final 16, where triumphed in close matches over former champions Immortality (2 votes) and Corduroy (7 votes).  The semifinals saw a rematch against Faithfull, with Do the Evolution winning handily the second time around. Last Exit was the arguable favorite going into the finals, but in a breathtakingly close matchup Do the Evolution triumphed 40-39, becoming the first Yield champion in the history of the REAL pearl jam march madness. 

Congratulations Do the Evolution, our 2015 winner!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Real Pearl Jam March Madness: The Finals

Two first time finalists compete for the honor of Red Mosquito March Madness 2015 champion.  Make your voice heard!

Do the Evolution vs. Last Exit

How do I vote?

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Real Pearl Jam March Madness: Final Four

And so, we're down to our last four Pearl Jam songs.  None of the songs remaining has ever been a March Madness champion, so this will be a new champion.  Who will move onto take the title?  Only you can say.

Brain of J vs. Last Exit
Faithfull vs. Do The Evolution

How do I vote?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Real Pearl Jam March Madness: Back to the Quarter Finals!!!

Wait!?  Haven't we already voted on the Quarterfinals?  It may have seemed like it.  We may have said that was what you were doing, but March Madness got even more mad last week.  After last week's Elite Eight, we crowned four division champions (kind of like NCAA's conference champions).  Those four songs were Rearviewmirror, Corduroy, Faithfull, and Parachutes.

Now those songs have been tossed back into the mix of a new inter-divisional Sweet Sixteen, pitting new and old songs against each other in a random mix-up.  Now, we've progressed into a new Elite Eight.  Now you can vote for what will eventually become the complete and unquestioned champion of The Real Pearl Jam March Madness!

Corduroy vs. Do The Evolution
Rearviewmirror vs. Brain of J
Faithfull vs. Given To Fly
Go vs. Last Exit

How do I vote?