Monday, December 15, 2014

Seattle Symphony to Host Mad Season Reunion

Mike McCready will be performing one of his original works with the Seattle Symphony next month.  They Symphony will also be hosting a reunion of Mad Season with Chris Cornell stepping in for Layne Stayley.
Joining Ludovic Morlot, the Symphony, and members of Vocalpoint! Seattle on stage, McCready will perform during the piece. Ludovic commented during a recent score reading with McCready: “With this collaboration we are both coming out of our normal comfort zones. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from one another and give ourselves a chance to grow as artists.”

Mike McCready will also perform with supergroup Mad Season, including original drummer Barrett Martin. The star studded line up will also include iconic Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan. Ludovic Morlot will lead guest musicians and the Seattle Symphony in a debut performance of orchestral and solo arrangements of original Mad Season works.
Tickets ($50) are available at, by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at (206) 215-4747, or by visiting the Ticket Office in Benaroya Hall.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Goodies on the Way!

Make sure your address is up to date.  The Ten Club has announced that your Fan Club Single and Deep Magazine will be shipping early in the new year!

New Tour Dates from Soundgarden

Soundgarden have added two dates (February 24th and 26th) to their 2015 Australian Tour.  No official word on who the drummer will be, but being as Pearl Jam has no plans for 2015, Matt Cameron will most likely be behind the kit.

Soundgarden's tour dates are below.  Ticket information is available at

February 21/22 - Soundwave Festival in Melbourne
February 24 - Festival Hall in Melbourne
February 26 - Luna Park Bigtop in Sydney
February 28/March 1 - Soundwave Festival in Sydney
March 3 - Westfest Festival in Auckland, New Zealand

Friday, December 5, 2014

Vedder Self-Centered?

In a recent interview with The Independent, Billy Corgan, who has recently built a kind of resurgence for his music on top of insulting other 90's bands and tooting his own horn, voiced displeasure with how self-centered Eddie Vedder is.
Corgan, whose on-off (now very off) relationship with Courtney Love preceded Kurt Cobain’s, was there for all grunge’s grubby glory years, which Cobain’s 1994 suicide ended. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder once told me he felt survivor’s guilt afterwards.

“That would be Eddie Vedder,” Corgan snorts. “Somehow he makes it about him even when it’s about somebody else! I had a much more personal perspective, because I’d been in contact with Courtney through a lot of the setting up of that period, and afterwards.
Most of us would argue that Ed is concerned with a lot of things that are not him. Let's offer up his recent work with EB suffers as a recent example.  If you agree with Corgan or not, maybe a donation will put the focus on someone who needs it more than Mr. Corgan or Mr. Vedder.

Lightning Bolt Nominated for a Grammy!

Lightning Bolt will be in competition with The Muddy Basin Ramblers' Formosa Medicine Show, the Pixies' Indie Cindy, FKA Twigs' LP1, and Passenger's Whispers for the category of Best Recording Package at this year's Grammy's airing February 8th.

OK, that headline was click bait, but nonetheless ... congratulations to art directors, Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner (aka Ed)!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hockey Talkter Records

Today, Mike McCready announced a new record label, Hockey Talkter, though which he'll
release digital & vinyl singles
and he promises you can
be first in line for limited edition vinyl releases
by following the Facebook page.

The first item available through the label is the single, One Wish, by Danny Newcomb (of Shadow) and The Sugarmakers.  More great things to come?  We hope!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

McCready Featured on Horrible Bosses 2 Soundtrack

Mike McCready who helped to score the original Horrible Bosses movie, has joined Christopher Lennertz with his friend, Stefan Lessard, from the Dave Matthew's Band to score the sequel as well, even recording much of it while on tour.

Lennertz had this to say in an interview with We Are Movie Geeks:

“The goal for the score for Horrible Bosses 2 was to be as rock-n’-roll as we could be. We wanted to make sure it sounded authentic so we approached it like a record as opposed to a typical scoring session. I had Pearl Jam’s Michael McCready and Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard recording while they were on tour to give us an authentic vibe that was appropriate for the movie,”

Monday, November 10, 2014

Activism Through the Vitalogy Foundation

Pearl Jam Ten Club members received their monthly newsletter today, and although there is some new merch out there, the main focus was on activism done by the band through their non-profit foundation, Vitalogy Foundation.  There are updates on the projects that band members support, and a new app for your browser donates a portion of your on-line purchase to the Vitalogy Foundation automatically and with no additional cost to you.  You can check it out in the video below.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Music For Film - The Details

The Uncool has finally release details on the upcoming release of Music For Film by Mike McCready, and it's gonna be cool!
Vinyl Films Records is pleased to announce the release of Mike McCready’s Music for Film 10″ vinyl. Side A features Mike’s songs from Pearl Jam Twenty and Side B includes his We Bought a Zoo compositions. Music for Film will be released on November 25th on black vinyl at an Indie Record Store near you and on lavender colored vinyl on December 10th at — check out the Vinyl Films Records page for all the details and track listing.
Here's the stats on the limited release.
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Catalog #: VFR-2012-5
Number of Copies:

400 (Black)
400 (Lavender)
500 (Clear)(Future Boxset)
What's the "Future Boxset?" We want to know as much as you.