Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Painted Shield


Today, Pearl Jam announced that Stone Gossard has collaborated with former Pearl Jam drummer, Matt Chamberlain, folk singer, Mason Jennings, and Seattle musician, Brittany Davis, to create a group called Painted Shield.  Their self-titled album will be available from Loosegroove Records on November 27th.

You can pre-order (or pre-save) their album on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer or Tiday by visiting their website.

You can listen to their first single, I Am Your Country, below and a video is set to release tomorrow, exclusively on Apple Music.

Read more about the new band from Spin Magazine.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

"Cartography" by Eddie Vedder


The Sub Pop Singles Club has sent its members a clear vinyl single of Eddie Vedder's song, Cartography, (with a remix by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs' guitarist, Nick Zinner, on the B-side) to their members.

Is there any other way to get this single?  No.  Will you get to hear this song?  Do you know someone who subscribes to the Sub Pop Singles Club?  

In the meantime, keep an eye out for more of Eddie's music from the soundtrack of Return to Mount Kennedy.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Europe 2021, Plus Two Dates!

In an optimistic move, Pearl Jam has announced new, rescheduled dates for their European Tour and added Holland's Pinkpop Festival and a show in Prague.
Tickets will remain valid for all rescheduled shows. Fans who are unable to attend the rescheduled shows can reach out to their point of purchase for ticket options. Ten Club ticket holders can request a refund from the My Tickets page in their membership accounts.

We look forward to returning to Europe, pending these events can safely take place in Summer 2021. The safety and well-being of the band’s fans, crew and event staff continue to be priority.
The new dates are below.

June 16Amsterdam, HollandZiggo Dome
June 17  Amsterdam, HollandZiggo Dome
June 20         Landgraaf, HollandPinkpop Festival
June 23Berlin, GermanyWaldbuhne
June 26Imola, ItalyAutodromo Internazionale
Enzo e Dino Ferrari
June 29Zurich, SwitzerlandHallenstadion
July 1Werchter, BelgiumRock Werchter Festival
July 4Stockholm, SwedenLollapalooza Stockholm
July 6Copenhagen, DenmarkRoyal Arena
July 14Budapest, HungaryBudapest Arena
July 16Frankfurt, GermanyFesthalle
July 18Paris, FranceLollapalooza Paris
July 21Vienna, AustriaWiener Stadthalle
July 23Krakow, PolandTauron Arena
July 25Prague, Czech RepublicO2 Arena

Monday, July 13, 2020

Mirror Ball Remaster

One of our first stories, over 11 years ago, was a rumor that Neil Young and Pearl Jam may be collaborating on a new project, which we called Mirror Ball II.  Sadly, that never came to fruition, but now it appears that Young plans to reissue a remastered version of Mirror Ball in 2021.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Nude Dragons

It looks like, from the creation of this Twitter account, which was pushed out by Pearl Jam's Ten Club, that the surviving members of Soundgarden, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, and Kim Thayil, are reforming under a new name, Nude Dragons.  Can't wait to see what is coming our way!

Friday, June 26, 2020

American Death Squad

Today, Jeff Ament has released a surprise 7" EP called American Death Squad.  It features five songs:

Piano - Side A: 1. The Divine Perfume 2. No Papers
Guitar - Side B: 1. Loss Leaders 2. Killer 3. Revenge 
“In the days following the postponement of our tour, I found it necessary to find an outlet for the energy we had created going into the tour. Pivot was the word of March. So, every morning, I retreated to the studio with the goal of writing a song every day, no matter how shite. Days of isolating and watching the news of the destruction courtesy the virus (and the ineptitude of our leadership or as named here, the American Death Squad) made for vivid dreams and a helplessness. These were some of the first songs out of the gate. Raw and succinct.” -Jeff Ament.
You can order the EP from the Ten Club for $10 (+$7 domestic S&H), or stream it on several services.

Or enjoy the video of the first song, The Divine Perfume.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

All in Washington: Dance of the Clairvoyants

Pearl Jam's performance from last night's All In Washington streaming concert is up on YouTube for fans to enjoy.  It was a performance of Dance of the Clairvoyants featuring an appearance by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, and Ed's daughters as background dancers.

For the whole All In Washington show, you can head to Amazon Prime where it is currently streaming for free.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Podcast: State of Love and Trust

Two Pearl Jam fans, Jason Kerepesi and Paul Ghiglieri, started a podcast last month for the super fan that digs into the minutia of all things Pearl Jam.

You can check out their first issue here, or subscribe via iTunes.

If you've ever wished you could sit down and drink a beer with someone who likes Pearl Jam as much as you do, this is the podcast for you.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Art of Do The Evolution, Finally?

We've been waiting SIX YEARS for IDW Publishing to bring us the book, Art of Do The Evolution, and it looks like the wait may be over.  This week Blabbermouth announced the official release date, October 6th, 2020, and published several quotes and pages from the book, and it looks GREAT!
"Being able to produce this seminal animated video at my studio for PEARL JAM and to work with super talents like Eddie Vedder, Todd McFarlane and Kevin Altieri was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," says Pearson. "And then to see the positive and continuing worldwide reaction of millions of fans to our group effort was the icing on this dense cake of edgy music and animation."

Justin Eisinger, IDW's editorial director of graphic novels & collections, says, "PEARL JAM's 'Do The Evolution' brings the threat of man's quest for domination into stark, relatable terms, a theme that remains at the forefront of current conversation. Filled with bold imagery and layered visual storytelling that accentuates the already searing lyrics, McFarlane and Altieri created a video that spans the history of mankind. And now their groundbreaking work can be fully appreciated in this in-depth, behind-the-scenes book that explores how it all came together."
The book can be found on Amazon or at your local comic book retailer,

Monday, June 1, 2020

Sweet Relief, New Date

Thanks to changes to Record Store Day, the Sweet Relief benefit compilation LP has a new release date.  The 2600 copies of the 2 LP album will be released to independent record stores on October 24th, 2020.

Sweet Relief is an album of songs written by Victoria Williams, but performed by artists popular in the 90s.  It was a project inspired when Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and supports the Sweet Relief Fund, which aids professional musicians in need of health care.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

All in Washington: June 10th

It looks like Pearl Jam might be getting together for some sort of show.  The campaign, All In Washington, has announced that they will be having "A Concert for COVID Relief," a virtual benefit concert featuring Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Brandi Carlile, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dave Matthews, and several other Washington-state musicians.  It is unknown if bands will be together or separated.

The event will air June 10th at 6:30pm (presumably Pacific time).  

To learn more and get updates, visite the KEXP website.