Monday, August 18, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

You may have noticed a lot of celebrities dumping ice on their heads in order to draw attention to or solicit donations for ALS.  You've probably seen 

Mike:

Ed:

even Boom.

Then, unfortunately, PearlJamOnline.It challenge us here at TheSkyIScape.com.

So, here I go!  


If the ice is too cold, donate today!



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rick Parashar, Dead at 50


Earlier this week, Ten and Temple of the Dog producer, Rick Parashar, passed away of  natural causes in Seattle.  At his London Bridge Studios, he produced groundbreaking albums from  Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Blind Melon Dinosaur Jr. and many others.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rick's family.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Vault #4 - Bellingham 2000

A welcomed surprise arrived in Ten Club member's inboxes this weekend, with Pearl Jam announcing that they are opening the Vault yet again and releasing the May 10th, 2000 performance from Bellingham, WA.


The warm up performance for the Binaural tour was left out of the original run of official bootlegs. It's not an entirely new recording for fans, a leaked copy has been circulating for years that was ripped from the Pearl Jam Radio live stream.

Ten Club members can pre-order a 3-LP 180 gram vinyl set now through September 10th, and the band says they hope to have them pressed and shipped by December or January. Non member will have an opportunity to purchase any remaining copies after the September 10th deadline. No word yet on when digital/CD copies will be made available.




Friday, August 8, 2014

Dave Krusen on Darren Rose Radio


Darren Rose posted a great interview with Dave Krusen via his podcast.  Dave talks about who inspired him, how he got his start in music, and fatherhood.

Though he's been sober for six years, he talks freely about the experience of recording Ten through the haze of alcoholism, but unfortunately breezes over the story of punching Eddie Vedder during a bar fight.

He even drops the revelation that Jeff Ament originally asked Ty Williams of Green Apple Quick Step to sing with his new band before asking Eddie Vedder.

You can check out the interview on iTunes or at DarrenRoseRadio.com.

Soundgarden to Kick Off NFL 2014 Season


Though it's not clear which Matt will be behind the drums, you can look for Soundgarden to be playing prior to the first NFL game this season.
The NFL kicks off its 95th season with “2014 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY XBOX” on Thursday, September 4. SOUNDGARDEN and PHARRELL WILLIAMS will both perform prior to the game. Soundgarden will begin the free event with a performance in front of their hometown fans, with simulcast coverage on NBC and NFL Network. More details to follow.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

McCready Joining Seattle Symphony for Sonic Evolution Series


JamBands reports that Mike McCready will be playing Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony on January 30th [2015].  The evening will be part of the Sonic Evolution series  designed to celebrate Seattle’s musical legacy by pairing the symphony with notable local pop, hip-hop and rock musicians and featuring compositions of songs by Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and others.

Look for tickets here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Take Us Out to the Ballgame!

Tomorrow night, Cubs fans will be treated to a solo by Eddie Vedder as he sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the seventh inning stretch at the Cubs/Padres game at Wrigley Field.  He'll also be throwing out the first pitch.  He's not slated to sing his original song, All The Way, but that's always available at the Ten Club website.

Also, fans in Seattle can look forward to August 8th, when Mike McCready will be playing the National Anthem at Safeco Field before the Mariners take on the White Sox.  Buy your tickets now, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, and you can receive three limited edition guitar picks.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Europe 2014 Boots on the Way


Pearl Jam has released a SiriusXM schedule for their recent European shows, debuting a new show every Wednesday and Friday for the next six weeks.  Last year, the bootlegs went on sale at Ten Club a couple of days after the show aired on Pearl Jam Radio, so keep your eyes open.

Wednesday, 7/23 @ 2pm ET: Amsterdam 1 (6/16/14)
Friday, 7/25 @ 6pm ET: Amsterdam 2 (6/17/14)
Wednesday, 7/30 @ 2pm ET: Milan (6/20/14)Friday, 8/1 @ 6pm ET: Trieste (6/22/14)Wednesday, 8/6 @ 2pm ET: Vienna (6/25/14)Friday, 8/8 @ 6pm ET: Berlin (6/26/14)Wednesday, 8/13 @ 2pm ET: Stockholm (6/28/14)Friday, 8/15 @ 6pm ET: Oslo (6/29/14)Wednesday, 8/20 @ 2pm ET: Gydnia (7/3/14)Friday, 8/22 @ 6pm ET: Werchter (7/5/14)Wednesday, 8/27 @ 2pm ET: Leeds (7/8/14)Friday, 8/29 @ 6pm ET: Milton Keynes (7/11/14)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ed Addresses Fans About His Anti-War Speech


Earlier this week, we considered the response of Pearl Jam's Israeli fans to Ed's anti-war speech last week in Milton Keynes.  Today, Ed has something to say about the issue himself.
Most of us have heard John Lennon sing

“You may say I’m a dreamer,… but I’m not the only one.”

And some of us, after another morning dose of news coverage full of death and destruction, feel the need to reach out to others to see if we are not alone in our outrage. With about a dozen assorted ongoing conflicts in the news everyday, and with the stories becoming more horrific, the level of sadness becomes unbearable. And what becomes of our planet when that sadness becomes apathy? Because we feel helpless. And we turn our heads and turn the page.

Currently, I’m full of hope. That hope springs from the multitudes of people that our band has been fortunate enough to play for night after night here in Europe. To see flags of so many different nations, and to have these huge crowds gathered peacefully and joyfully is the exact inspiration behind the words I felt the need to emphatically relay. When attempting to make a plea for more peace in the world at a rock concert, we are reflecting the feelings of all those we have come in contact with so we may all have a better understanding of each other.

That’s not something I’m going to stop anytime soon. Call me naïve. I’d rather be naïve, heartfelt and hopeful than resigned to say nothing for fear of misinterpretation and retribution.

The majority of humans on this planet are more consumed by the pursuit of love, health, family, food and shelter than any kind of war.

War hurts. It hurts no matter which sides the bombs are falling on.

With all the global achievements in modern technology, enhanced communication and information devices, cracking the human genome, land rovers on Mars etc., do we really have to resign ourselves to the devastating reality that conflict will be resolved with bombs, murder and acts of barbarism?

We are such a remarkable species. Capable of creating beauty. Capable of awe-inspiring advancements. We must be capable of resolving conflicts without bloodshed.

I don’t know how to reconcile the peaceful rainbow of flags we see each night at our concerts with the daily news of a dozen global conflicts and their horrific consequences. I don’t know how to process the feeling of guilt and complicity when I hear about the deaths of a civilian family from a U.S. drone strike. But I know that we can’t let the sadness turn into apathy. And I do know we are better off when we reach out to each other.

“I hope someday you’ll join us,…”

Won’t you listen to what the man said.

— Eddie Vedder