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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Is Pearl Jam Ready To Take It To 11?

A year out from the release of Lightning Bolt, it is now, apparently, time to discuss Pearl Jam's eleventh studio album.  Rolling Stone recently interviewed Jeff, and though the discussion wasn't solely about the next album, they did pop the question.
I think everybody's got some stuff stowed away. All the stuff I've written recently is gonna go into the RNDM box with Joe Arthur. It's pretty easy for me at this point because we don't have kids, so when I'm home I'm tinkering in the studio all the time.
He also hit on his favorite venues (Joe Louis Arena, the Forum, Madison Square Garden, and Red Rocks), Pearl Jam's longevity (they're "winging it"), and Jeff's Montana Skatepark Association (offer your support here).

Check out the full article here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Soundgarden: Echo of Miles

So, the other Soundgarden shoe has dropped.  If you listened to Storm yesterday, you'll be happy to know that you can now pre-order that song on iTunes as part of collection of b-sides coming out November 24th, called Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path.  Fans have been begging for this since before the break-up, and now here it is.


Disc 1
1. Sub Pop Rock City
2. Toy Box
3. Heretic
4. Fresh Deadly Roses
5. H.I.V. Baby
6. Cold Bitch
7. Show Me
8. She’s A Politician
9. Birth Ritual
10. She Likes Surprises
11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
12. Exit Stonehenge
13. Blind Dogs
14. Bleed Together
15. Black Rain
16. Live To Rise
17. Kristi
18. Storm
Disc 2
1. Swallow My Pride
2. Smokestack Lightnin’
3. Everybody’s Got Something
4. Thank You
5. Come Together
6. Stray Cat Blues
7. Into The Void
8. Girl U Want
9. Touch Me (Friday Rock Show)
10. Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show)
11. Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show)
12. I Can’t Give You Anything (Friday Rock Show)
13. I Don’t Care About You (Friday Rock Show)
14. Waiting For The Sun (Live)
15. Search And Destroy (Live)
16. Big Bottom (Live)
17. Earache My Eye (Live)
Disc 3
1. Twin Tower
2. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
3. Ghostmotorfinger
4. Night Surf
5. A Splice Of Space Jam
6. The Telephantasm
7. Black Days III
8. Karaoke
9. Fopp (Fucked Up Remix)
10. Big Dumb Sex (Dubbed)
11. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
12. Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino’s Back)
13. Dusty (Moby Remix)
14. The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)
15. One Minute Of Silence

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mike McCready: Music For Film

Mike McCready has been talking up a solo album for a couple of decades now.  It appears as though the closest thing will be on its way soon.

Amazon is currently taking pre-orders on a vinyl-only compilation of music written and performed by Mike McCready from the films Pearl Jam Twenty and We Bought a Zoo called Music For Film.  The album is produced by Cameron Crowe's music label, Vinyl Film Records.

1. Be Like Water
2. Be Like Wind
3. Corner Store
4. Last Medicine Dance
5. Ashley Collective
6. Throwing Arrows

No word on whether to expect this on CD or digital release, but keep your eyes out.  Without an official announcement from Pearl Jam or Crowe, there could be news on the horizon.

Ed to Play Shepherds Bush with The Who

The Who announced today, via Facebook, that Ed would be joining them on November 11th in London to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
Tickets for An Evening Of Who Music In Aid Of Teenage Cancer Trust are on sale from 9am Friday 31st October from:

Rare Reunions Rule at Bridge School

Over two nights at the Bridge School Benefit, Pearl Jam shared the stage with some old friends and reformed two awesome supergroups.  Both nights, Chris Cornell sat in to create Temple of the Dog and the band played Hunger Strike both nights.

And on the second night, Neil Young took the stage with his old backing band from Mirror Ball to perform Throw Your Hatred Down from that album.

Soundgarden Release New Song: Storm

The press release is not very wordy, and there is no mention of whether Cameron played on this track, but since Pearl Jam was not on tour at the time of the recording, we can only assume it's him.
Listen to Soundgarden’s “Storm,” recorded in May this year with producer Jack Endino in Seattle. Stream it here: