Friday, January 23, 2015

Sonic Evolution Behind the Scenes


Pearl Jam posted a behind the scenes video of Mike McCready's work with Seattle Symphony's Director, Ludovic Morlot, in preparations for next Friday's Sonic Evolution series at Benaroya Hall.  Mike will be performing with the surviving members of Barrett Martin, Duff McKagan, Chris Cornell, and Matt Cameron on an original symphonic work called Walking the Horizon and on several Mad Season songs.


The show is sold out, but you have a chance to win tickets and travel expenses here.

Stone Free Vinyl Reissue


Music on Vinyl will be reissuing Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix on 180gm purple and red vinyl.  A great tribute all around, that album features a cover of Hey Baby (Land of the New Rising Sun) by Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, and Chris Cornell (aka M.A.C.C.).

The release date is February 9th, and Music on Vinyl has a store finder on their website.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pitching for the Chicago Cubs ...


Topps has announced that it will be releasing baseball cards of 15 celebrities who threw out first pitches in 2014.  Among them ... Eddie Vedder!  The card will be part of Topps' 2015 Series 1.  You can take your chances and grab a pack when they hit stores on February 6th or for $45 you can pre-order the whole series.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Congratulations, Seattle Seahawks!


Pearl Jam is celebrating the Seattle Seahawks victory today over the Green Bay Packers and second Super Bowl trip in as many years with a new t-shirt design.  The new design, dubbed "12 Flag Needle" is available from the Ten Club for $24.99 plus S&H (order by the 21st for Super Bowl delivery).
The Seattle Seahawks are heading to Super Bowl XLIX! Show your team spirit with the 2015 limited edition Pearl Jam 12th Flag Needle Shirt available now while supplies last.

A portion of proceeds will help benefit the NFL Kick Hunger Challenge with donations distributed to Food Lifeline. Order by January 21 for the best chance of having your shirt for the big game (no guarantees).
Or if you'd prefer the previous, Ames Bros, design "Pearl Jam Firehawk," you can score at at Ames Bros's shop.  

Both designs support the NFL Kick Hunger Challenge.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Singles Coming to Blu-ray


This week, Cameron Crowe announced via Facebook that Singles will be available on Blu-Ray on April 7th, 2015.  Though it's available for pre-purchase on Amazon right now, there's no news on special features.  This old interview with Crowe squashes any hope of an extended cut, but leaves open the possibility that there are some great Citizen Dick deleted scenes.  One can hope!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mike McCready Raising Seattle's #12


Tomorrow morning at 9am, Mike McCready will be atop Seattle's Space Needle to raise the 12 flag ahead of Saturday's play-off game in honor of Seahawks fans.

The ceremony will be followed by a play-off rally at Renton City Hall.

Eddie Vedder to Play in Honor of Bob Dylan


MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Grammy Foundation, will be honoring Bob Dylan this year as their Person of the Year, 2015.  Former President Jimmy Carter will be presenting the award at a ceremony on February 6th, and performances that evening will include our favorite frontman.

The Full list of peformers follows: Beck; the Black Keys; Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills & Nash; John Doe; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; Taj Mahal; John Mellencamp; Alanis Morissette; Willie Nelson; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Bruce Springsteen; Susan Tedeschi; Derek Trucks; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; and Neil Young.

Who knows what song Ed will play, but why not enjoy his performance of All Along the Watchtower from Ed's Water on the Road DVD?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou


We have high hopes for big news in 2015, but so far it's a slow burn.  We're used to Ed's annual photo with Bill Maher, who performs annually in Hawaii, and for the last three years at least, has hung with Eddie Vedder to ring in the new year.  I don't even know if that fact that they cashed out Sean Penn for Laura Dern was much of a news item.

But Eddie's special guests this week were enough for NBC to file a report.  On the last day of their Hawaiian vacation, President Obama and his daughters made a brief visit to Eddie's home in Kailua.  Here's hoping the Hawaiian sun energizes Ed and results in a 2015 announcement of Ukulele Songs II or an album of those lost songs from Out of the Furnace.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Pearl Jam Announce 2015 Membership Gifts


Pearl Jam welcomed in 2015 with new gifts for Ten Club Analog Members.  This year members get the choice of a t-shirt or a pair of luggage tags.  Members get a code on their renewal date that can be used to order the item of their choice.

Analog Membership also includes the following benefits.

- Full Website Access
- Exclusive Streaming Content
- Ten Club Single MP3
- Deep Magazine PDF
- Members-only Contest Eligibility
- Members-only Merch Discount Events
- Access to Members-only Merch
- Access to Fan Club only Ticket Pre-sales
- Free Bootleg Download- Coupon code listed in “My Membership”
- Limited Edition Vinyl 45 Ten Club Single
- Limited Edition Hard Copy of Deep Magazine

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top Ten Pearl Jam Moments of 2014, #1

First, a recap ...

4. Giving

... and now, #1!

MOLINE and MILWAUKEE


On October 17th, in a tiny little town on the Mississippi River called Moline, Pearl Jam opened a concert with Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, and then proceeded to blow the mind of every Pearl Jam fan around the world.  For the third time ever, Pearl Jam played a full album in concert.  Previously playing Ten (Munich 1992) and Pearl Jam (Torino 2006), the band broke out No Code from start to finish.  Ed even dropped a new improv song called Moline.  An album AND a new song!



Fans immediately hunkered down to wait another decade for another album in concert, but then, three days later in Milwaukee, a little later in the concert this time, Pearl Jam pulled out Brain of J, and didn't stop until the end of All Those Yesterdays, playing Yield in full, in order, front-to-back.




As if, one album played in full in concert wouldn't have been enough to top our Top Ten list, fans were treated to two albums this year.  If you missed them, both shows are available on bootlegs from Pearl Jam.


Will this be repeated in 2015?  Where is Vs.?  Vitalogy?  Oh man, the anticipation is almost better than the show!


See you next year!