Monday, March 29, 2010

Big Band, Little Footprint

As we've seen in the past, Pearl Jam will be donating money in an attempt to mitigate the CO2 generated by their touring.

Pearl Jam announced today that it will voluntarily mitigate carbon emissions from the band's 2009 world tour by partnering with the Cascade Land Conservancy (CLC), a national leader in urban forest restoration, to plant approximately 33 acres of native trees and plants in communities around the Puget Sound. Pearl Jam’s donation of $210,000 will fund the urban forestry project and mitigate more than 7,000 metric tons of carbon. Conservation International chief adviser, climate and water, Michael Totten estimates Pearl Jam’s actual carbon emissions from its 32-date 2009 tour to be 5,474 metric tons of CO2. The band will also track, calculate and mitigate its carbon for their current 2010 tour.

“A band on tour generates a lot of carbon,” said Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam’s guitarist and founder. “We are constantly moving, using carbon-dependent forms of transportation and a great deal of energy. Since 2003, we have elected to mitigate our carbon output by tracking and calculating our emissions and contributing money to projects that strategically work to improve the environment. We view this as a cost of doing business.”
Read on, and if you're so moved ... donate.

My Chemical Romance Sucks!

OK, I probably should have been hyping MTV's March Madness before now, but seriously ... would everyone go punish My Chemical Romance for eliminating Pearl Jam?  I've never been so embarrassed to be a Pearl Jam fan.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

All That's Sacred, Episode #45

Episode #45 is now available.

For weeks I've been talking up and soliciting suggestions for an episode exploring songs about escape - escaping a person, escaping a place, escaping a problem. As one who likes to wander, this recurring theme in Eddie's songwriting has always had a special resonance with me. So on #45, we're hitting the road and exploring new territory on the podcast. 

I'm probably not going to ruin any surprises for you by telling you that MFC makes an appearance here. It's a great rendition but Ed has a "perfectly imperfect" moment on the last verse and flubs my favorite lines of the song so I thought it only appropriate to include here. 

"They said timing was everything, 

Made him want to be everywhere, 

There's a lot to be said for nowhere..."

Then head to our forums to discuss it!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SNL Performances on iTunes


You can snag videos of Just Breathe and Unthought Known from Pearl Jam's 3/13 SNL performance for $1.49 each on iTunes.  Who knows, that girl next to you on the bus might be a big fan, and you'll wish you had them on your iPod!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

One More Shot at Pearl Jam's MSG Shows

For those of you who got locked out of the Ten Club's presale for NYC, you've got one more shot.  Check you e-mail for a special password.

In an effort to provide more tickets to members who were unable to secure Ten Club pre-sale tickets for the Madison Square Garden shows on the Pearl Jam 2010 tour, Ticketmaster has agreed to another pre-sale for current fan club members.

This pre-sale will be conducted by <> , not the Ten Club, and the seats will not be allocated by seniority, but will be first come, first serve - while supplies last.  Two tickets per member/per show. Ticket sales are limited.

Who:  Current Ten Club members only
What:  MSG shows on May 20 and 21
Where:  MSG1 5/20
             MSG2 5/21
When:   Friday, March 19-     2-6pm Eastern Time (11am-3pm Pacific)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hootenanny For Haiti Guitar For Haiti

You can continue to give to the victims of Haiti's earthquake by bidding on a guitar used by Duff at the concert and signed by Duff and Mike.  It's estimated value is $7,500.  Although there are 12 more days to go, the guitar is currently a steal for $1,500.

From Ten Club:
Do your part to help the people of Haiti while taking home a guitar signed by Mike McCready from Pearl Jam and Duff McKagan from Guns n' Roses. Played during the February 2010 sold out HOOTENANY FOR HAITI, proceeds from the sale of  Gibson J-160E will benefit HOOTENANY FOR HAITI  benefactor, Partners in Health. Click here to place your bid here today.  Auction ends March 29th at 12:00 pm EDT.

All That's Sacred, Episode #44

Episode #44 is now available.

I forgot to mention it on the podcast, but hope you all have a happy St. Patrick’s Day. And whether you are toasting your successes in life or drowning your sorrows, make sure to raise a glass for Andy Wood. March 19th marks 20 years since his passing and we are taking some time on #44 to pay respect to his influence and memory. 

Say Hello 2 Heaven.

Then head to our forums to discuss it!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Get Your Minute of McCready

4:30 - 5:30

Pearl Jam Join The Stooges on Stage

Don't get too excited, they didn't play an music.  Here's a clip from PR-Inside:
PEARL JAM star EDDIE VEDDER and the members of GREEN DAY showed their pun k rock credentials at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony whe n they joined IGGY POP and THE STOOGES onstage.

Pop was struggling to get industry bosses at the gala fired up during p erformances of Search & Destroy and I Wanna Be Your Dog until Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, who inducted the band, joined them and encouraged his bandmates and others to get up onstage.

Iggy Pop then asked, "Do we have any rocker boys...? Who wants to get u p here...? Come on rich people. Let's get some rich ladies up here." Vedder, Armstrong and Green Day stars Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool then pogo danced around the stage, belting out I Wanna Be Your Dog with the band.
And TwoFeetThick has the pics from last night.

Right on Target

Looks like this is legit..  Pearl Jam appears to have done a few songs for Target employees at the Target Center in Minneapolis today.

Screams of "sell out" are ringing through Twitter, but that's probably just jealousy.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15: McCready on Fallon, PJ at RRHoF Dinner

Is RRHoF an acceptable acronym for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  Oh well, most of the Pearl Jam guys are at the induction dinner (with Mike Watt and the Boss and others).

And Mike plans on shredding with the Roots band later tonight on the Jimmy Fallon Show!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

You might recognize a couple of guys in this SNL sketch from last night.

Fixed! SNL Videos, Just Breathe and Unthought Known

I believe these work.

Just Breathe

Unthought Known

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grunge Report Radio, 3/12/2010

The March 12th episode of Grunge Report Radio is now available.

On the latest Grunge Report Radio Brett Buchanan and Duncan Limosani discuss Pearl Jam’s 2010 United States tour, whether the Foo Fighters should be covered regularly by, Billy Corgan announcing the Smashing Pumpkins are searching for a new bassist, and there is of course Mike Starr discussion.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Eddie Vedder: An Evolution in Photos

In anticipation of tomorrow night's SNL appearance, MTV has posted a great photo slideshow of Eddie over the years.   2003's bleached blonde Ed is suspiciously absent!

Ten Wave Shirt Available For Purchase

Barbara Alonso who you may remember as the winner of Pearl Jam's T-shirt Contest about a year ago, has begun to sell her design through her own on-line store.  Click here to find out how to order.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2010 Midwest/East Coast Pearl Jam Dates

 Now the Twitterverse can REALLY light up!

Pearl Jam announced today that they will play 11 Midwest and East Coast tour dates in May of 2010. The tour kicks-off on May 3rd at Sprint Center in Kansas City and wraps on May 21st at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pearl Jam's U.S. tour follows the band's previously announced headlining appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Festival on May 1st. Band of Horses will open all shows except the May 20th Madison Square Garden engagement, where The Black Keys will open.





May 3rd

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

March 15, 9am PDT

May 4th

St. Louis, MO

Scottrade Center

March 15, 11am PDT

May 6th

Columbus, OH

Nationwide Arena

March 15, 1pm PDT

May 7th

Noblesville, IN

Verizon Wireless Music Center

March 15, 3pm PDT

May 9th

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena

March 17, 9am PDT

May 10th

Buffalo, NY

HSBC Arena

March 17, 11am PDT

May 13th

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

March 17, 1pm PDT 

May 15th

Hartford, CT

XL Center

March 17, 3pm PDT 

May 17th

Boston, MA

TD Garden

March 16,  9am PDT

May 18th




May 20th

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

March 16, 12pm PDT 

May 21st

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

March 16, 3pm PDT

NEW PRE-SALE RULE!!!!!!! Once you have a pair of tickets in your shopping cart you must complete the check out process within 10 minutes of placing them in your shopping cart, otherwise you run the risk of those tickets being dumped back into stock and going to the next member in line.
More presale information available at the Ten Club.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

All That's Sacred, Episode #43

Episode #43 is now available.

Between the recent tweet hinting at US tour dates, a free Brad download, and an iTunes Celebrity Playlist Podcast featuring Stone and Jeff, I’m wondering if anyone is even going to listen to today’s podcast with so many other things competing for the attention of the Pearl Jam fan. I hope you find the time to tune in though because episode #43 pays a little homage to Jeff Ament on his birthday and is a fun look back at pastSNL appearances as we prepare for the guys’ triumphant return to late night television. 

Still taking email and voicemail suggestions for the “escape” podcast coming soon on #45. I also want to encourage everyone to submit a picture of themselves to be used in a fan collage in the image artwork for #52 – the one year anniversary of the podcast! If you have ATS gearto sport in your picture, then all the better but it should be something to represent you as a fan of the podcast and, more importantly, a fan of the band. Your pictures can be emailed or uploaded to the ATS Facebookpage. 

Thanks for playing along and checking out the podcast week after week. It really feels like things are gearing up and I’m excited to see what the rest of 2010 brings.

Then head to our forums to discuss it!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thursday Can't Come Quick Enough

From Synergy to TFT to me to you:

Tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet! tweet! tweet!! tweet!!! A little American birdie flew by our window, flapping his wings and tweeting loudly to get our attention. He was happy to finally have news because things happened so fast and almost didn’t happen at all! We were so happy to see him so we could tell you that he said that you should be sure your Ten Club memberships are up-to-date as of March 10 or come Thursday you could be singing a sad song. You can log into your accounts from the main page on to make sure your ducks are in a basket and eggs in a row.... errr, meaning your membership is current, addresses correct, and so on.


Sea and Kat

Free Celebrity Playlist with Stone and Jeff

From Ten Club:
Listen to Jeff and Stone’s playlist podcast on iTunes

Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard pick songs that shaped them as men and musicians today. The two are unified in their love of rudimentary rock (the Sex Pistols’ “No Feelings,” Cheap Trick’s “Heaven Tonight,” Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath”). They also reveal soft spots for Aaliyah, Gary Wright, George Michael, the Heavy, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Go to iTunes now to download for free and enjoy.

Backspacer is also on sale at iTunes for a limited time for $7.99.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Free Music From Brad

You can download Brad's new single, Runnin' For Cover, for free at  Brad Corporation.


You can also check out Brad and others in the Hootenanny for Haiti photo set posted by Pearl Jam.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

2009 Posters For Sale

I'm not sure when these went up, but judging from this tweet by Tom Tomorrow, it must have been in the last couple of days.  The vast majority of the posters from Pearl Jam's 2009 tour are for sale in the Ten Club Goods Section.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

All That's Sacred, Episode #42 and More

All That's Sacred, Episode #42 is now available, and you will probably also want to check out the podcast, Seattle Rock Guy.  Episode #8 which features All That's Sacred's Donny Anderson as guest host. 


A guest spot hosting Seattle Rock Guy's podcast, a raucous Hootenanny For Haiti, and maybe a little weariness in general had me wondering if #42 was going to happen on schedule. I'm happy to say I managed to pull it together and result is, hopefully, a fun collection that's both topical and reflective.

I've also noticed that my unplanned, unstructured shows tend to run a little long and this week is no exception. I'll let you decide if this is a good thing or not.

Thanks for listening and contributing to the podcast. You know I always love hearing from other fans so please feel free to contact me via the usual channels if so inclined. 

Then head to our forums to discuss it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Brad Show? Ten Club's Got the Hook-Up

We did see that Brad was playing the Showbox on April 14th.  TwoFeetThick did remind us that this could be a Mother Love Bone reunion.  Now the news of the moment is that the Ten Club is offering tickets via an exclusive pre-sale!

Showbox and Ten Club present

An intimate evening with BRAD and Friends

Plus Special Guests, Satchel and the Hank Khoir at the Showbox at the Market on Wednesday, April 14th.

Featuring: Shawn Smith / Jeff Ament / Bruce Fairweather / Greg Gilmore / Kevin Wood / Steve Fisk

Brad performs new material from their forthcoming record “Best Friends"

A special Ten Club ticket presale begins Wednesday, March 3rd at 10am PST. You must be an active member as of Monday, March 1rst to qualify for the pre-sale. Tickets are $67 per pair. Eligible Ten Club members are allowed to purchase one pair (2 tickets). No single tickets are sold. This is a general admission show. Doors are at 8:00 pm.

Tickets can be purchased online here with a Visa or Mastercard only. No phone orders. Ten Club tickets are available while supplies last.

Best of Bonaroo Featuring Pearl Jam

I'm a little late in reporting this, but lately, my real job has been getting in the way of my blogging.

Music For Action
is offering a free downloadable album, Best of Bonaroo, for sending an e-mail to your Senator, the President, or your local media outlet about climate change.  One of the tracks that made the cut is Animal by Pearl Jam!