Saturday, December 3, 2016

Soundgarden to Play Rock on the Range

This week, Soundgarden announced that they'll be joining Metallica and Korn as headliners for the Rock on the Range music festival in Columbus, Ohio, the weekend of May 19-20, 2017.  That makes Matt Cameron the first Pearl Jam member to lock in a concert date for 2017.
Soundgarden will headline one night of Rock On The Range 2017 on May 19-21 in Columbus, OH, USA.

Presale is open NOW at (use password SOUNDROTR).

More details: Website:

What else do we have to look forward next year?

Saturday, November 19, 2016

El Viento & Alma by Levee Walkers

Mike McCready's side project with Duff McKagan and Barrett Martin, Levee Walkers, has released a second single featuring Puerto Rican Grammy nominee, Raquel Sofia.  The two songs included are El Viento and Alma.

Here is what HockeyTalkter Records had to say:
We now present to you two new Levee Walkers songs with Raquel Sofia on vocals: El Viento (the wind) and Alma (soul), both qualities of which Raquel has in great abundance. The music is rock and roll, because rock is a universal language that everyone understands. But the words and stories that Raquel sings honor her native Caribbean roots, so that all from Central and South America, Spain, and of course the United States can enjoy.
You can preview El Viento at HockeyTalkter Records, purchase digital copies of the songs on iTunes, stream the songs on Spotify, or pre-order a transparent coral green vinyl at Pearl Jam's Ten Club.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

All The Way Video

All The Way
Well, it has happened.  After 108 years, the Cubs have finally won another World Series.  Ed, who was born in Chicago, is such a huge fan that artist, Joey Feldman, immortalized him in the poster above.  Let's take a brief moment to celebrate with Ed and take a look at what he's been up to in October.

Ed was part of the locker room celebration after the Cubs clinched the pennant.

When the World Series went to Chicago, Ed got together with Bill Murray and Derek Trucks to play "The Weight" at a party in Wrigleyville.

And, of course, the final victory Ed was down on the field with actress, Bonnie Hunt, celebrating with the Cubs and talking to the press.  


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pearl Jam Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This morning, the latest group of artists to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and as expected, Pearl Jam was among them. This year's list of nominees also includes Tupac Shakur, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Journey, the Cars, the Zombies, Yes, Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, J. Geils Band, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Kraftwerk, MC5 and Steppenwolf.

The Hall of Fame has also answered the "drummer question."
In a change of tradition, the Hall of Fame has announced the individual members of each band that will be honored. Pearl Jam have had five drummers, but only current drummer Matt Cameron and founding member Dave Krusen will be inducted should they make it in.
If you want a chance to help Pearl Jam make it in, Rolling Stone is hosting a fan ballot that may help.
For the fifth consecutive year, the public will have the opportunity to vote alongside the more than 800 artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 6th, fans can vote on for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the ballots that determine the class of 2016.
Visit to cast your ballot.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Soundgarden Reissues Badmotofinger

Soundgarden is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Badmotofinger with the release of four special edition reissues.  Very similar to recent reissues by the bands we love, they are offering: 

  • The Super Deluxe Edition ($149.99) - Remastered album, bonus disc of outtakes, 2CDs of the March 6, 1992 show, DVD of tat same show, DVD of Motovision, BluRay Audio Disc of the album and b-sides, Revolving Badmotofinger Icon Box, 52-page Book, collectible prints, stickers, and patch (and a chance to win a 7-inch record and collectible 7-inch hole adapter)
  • 2LP Black Vinyl ($27.99) - Newly remastered album, with Side D "25th Anniversary Vinyl Etching"
  • 2CD Deluxe Edition ($18.99) - Remastered album plus a disc of studio outtakes
  • Anniversary CD ($12.99) - Newly remastered album
Check the official announcement for the complete tracklisting for all four editions.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mike Watt's 1995 Ring Spiel Tour Coming to LP and CD

NY-Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings have announced that they will be releasing a double album of Mike Watt's 1995 "Ring Spiel" Tour on November 11th.  The set will features Watt's May 6th, 1995 show at The Metro in Chicago, where he was backed by Eddie Vedder and Foo Fighters, David Grohl, Pat Smear, and William Goldsmith.

The album will be available in digital format, CD, double LP, and a limited edition orange colored vinyl set.  The first three formats are currently available for pre-purchase on Amazon.

Here's the endorsement of the label:

In March 1995, Columbia Records announced that Watt would be hitting the road for the first time as a solo artist. Members of opening bands Hovercraft and Foo Fighters –Vedder, Grohl, Smear and drummer William Goldsmith–joined headliner Watt on-stage as eager participants of the jaw-dropping back-up band heard on the “ring spiel” tour ’95 album.

Watt’s relentlessly energetic set at The Metro on May 6, 1995 is an astonishing sonic time machine, catapulting the listener back to that historic gig, with Watt and his fired-up and raw back-up squad, the musical lineup constantly shifting between performances to accommodate the different feel and shape of each song.

The Tracklist will include:

1. Walking the Cow (Daniel Johnson cover)
2. Brain Train (Chip + Tony Kinman cover)
3. Formal Introduction
4. Against the 70's
5. Drove Up from Pedro
6. Habit (early performance of Eddie Vedder composition)
7. Makin' the Freeway
8. Chinese Firedrill
9. Piss-Bottle Man
10. Forever ... One Reporter's Opinion

11. E-Ticket Ride
12. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
13. Coincidence Is Either Hit or Miss
14. The Red and the Black (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
15. Garden Song (Madonna cover)
16. Powerful Hankerin' 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dave Abbruzzese Working on a Solo Release

If Vs. and Vitalogy are your favorite Pearl Jam albums, you might want to head over to Dave Abbruzzese's Bandcamp page to support his solo release.
Over the last 25 plus years I've been blessed to be a part of an amazing musical tribe. Now, the time has come & I have gathered a group to help me make a record; My record. 
Musically and personally, I have a lot to say and it's time to say it. 

My friends, I need your help to make this dream come true. 

The course is charted.
If that intrigues you, head over to help fund the project and check out two unnamed solo tracks recorded in 2006 and 2015.

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