Friday, May 31, 2013

Mookie Blaylock in Critical Condition Following Car Crash

NBC11 in Atlanta is reporting that Pearl Jam's "namesake" and former New Jersey Nets player, Mookie Blaylock, was injured in a car crash today in Georgia.  He was airlifted to the hospital and remains in critical condition as of this evening.  Our thoughts go out to one of our favorite NBA stars for a speedy recovery.

Mind Your ... Whelp! It's Gone!

GrungeReport was savvy enough to catch that AllAccess had posted a release schedule that included the release of Mind Your Manners by Pearl Jam, presumably the first single from Album #10, on Tuesday, July 16th.  It has since been taken down, but keep an eye on your Twitter feeds, because more news is sure to come.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Moonlander, Track #7: I Don't Want to Go to Bed

Tuesday is Stone Gossard Day, thus we get track #7 from Moonlander, I Don't Want to Go to Bed.  Check it out below.
"This song came from a darker place than the other songs on the record. In terms of the lyric, it’s a straight metaphor for leave me alone, lock the door, and don’t tell me what to do." - Stone

Friday, May 24, 2013

What If Prince Covered Pearl Jam?

According to Dr. Funkenberry, he will ... or in fact, has.

Prince and 3rdEyeGirl will be playing at The Myth in Minneapolis this Saturday, and they're expected to debut of their cover of Evenflow.

Here's a taste of their rehearsal.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Soundgarden More Than Double Their Euro Tour

In the last week, Soundgarden has announced six more upcoming shows in Europe, bring their tour up to ten shows.

9/4/13 – Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
9/6/13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
9/7/13 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
9/9/13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forum

9/10/13 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
9/11/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
9/13/13 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
9/14/13 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
9/16/13 – Dublin, Ireland @ O2
9/18/13 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy

There is no word of an opening act.  Could it be Pearl Jam?  Matt says "never say never!"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

South American Boots Becoming Available

We mentioned this once before, but it's worth hitting again, ...

... the first of the South American bootlegs, Sao Paulo, is now available at the Ten Club as well as the show poster and some video which you can stream for free.

If you're itching for Buenos Aires and Santiago, they're coming soon!
Sao Paulo: premiere May 14 / on-sale May 21
Buenos Aires: premiere May 21 / on-sale May 28
Santiago: premiere May 28 / on-sale June 4

Moonlander, Track #6: King of the Junkies

The sixth song from Moonlander, King of the Junkies, is now available on Soundcloud.  Stone brings a little harder edge but a slower tempo to this track.
"'King of the Junkies' was inspired by a documentary that I saw that claimed Hitler was using intravenous methamphetamines through out this dictatorship. I was shocked that this wasn't more widely known, given his manic speeches and psychotic behavior. I figure this makes him the worst junkie of all time. The story I created imagines him in his last weeks." - Stone

OMFG! A New Pearl Jam Lullaby Album!

Probably based on the staggering sales numbers from Babies Go Pearl Jam and Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam, the Roma Music Group has opted to release Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of Pearl Jam.  You can preview Just Breathe and check out the tracklist below.  If you're so moved (possibly by the rendition of Hunger Strike), pre-orders are available at Amazon and iTunes.


  1. Even Flow
  2. Alive
  3. Hunger Strike (Temple of the Dog)
  4. Black
  5. Jeremy
  6. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
  7. Corduroy
  8. Yellow Ledbetter
  9. Daughter
  10. Better Man
  11. Last Kiss
  12. Just Breathe
  13. Love, Reign O’er Me

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Moonlander, Track #5: Battle Cry

The fifth song from Moonlander (and first on the Luna EP) is now available for streaming.
"Battle Cry is about the connection that you can sense in moments of spiritual awareness and about accepting the inherent conflicts of love relationships and being prepared for them..." - Stone
Don't forget to follow Stone on Twitter for a chance to win prints of the artwork and plush representations of the drawings.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

An Update from the Fan Club

Yesterday, the Ten Club sent out an update for fan club members.  Though nothing will blow up the Twittersphere, there are some cool items to note.

First of all, the South American bootlegs are coming.  Each will debut on Sirius Radio, and then one week later, they will be available for purchase.  Here is the schedule:
Sao Paulo: premiere May 14 / on-sale May 21
Buenos Aires: premiere May 21 / on-sale May 28
Santiago: premiere May 28 / on-sale June 4
For those of you attending the Chicago Evening with Pearl Jam in July, The Ten Club is offering a chance to purchase tickets to a Happy Hour and BBQ:
Be in the heart of Wrigleyville the night before the show amongst your Fellow Faithfull Fans.

To enter for a chance to purchase a pair of tickets to the Happy Hour & BBQ just login to your account and go here.

Tickets are $150 per pair and include food and hosted beer and wine for you and one guest. Show tickets not included. Check out details here.
Lastly, the "Ten Club Spring Collection" is now available.  Look for eight new men's t-shirts, six new women's shirts, a onesie, a scarf, a hat, a sticker, and a tote.  While you're digging around in there, you might also note that the Ten Club is now offering back issues of Deep, old Ten Club kits, and Fan Club singles to fan club members.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

#10 Being Mixed!

If you caught this Mike McCready interview on the Bob and Groz show you know that the next Pearl Jam album is officially being mixed.  The band is being told not to talk about it, but they've been talking for at least two years, so what difference does it make.
been told by the powers that be I can't say anything about it yet because we are just mixing it right now... we don't have a date for it yet, but know that it's going to be WAY better than Backspacer, I think... I'm very happy about it.
We heard a 0.5 second clip of Eddie Vedder's voice this morning via a tweet by Joseph Arthur.  Is that part of the album?  Only time will tell.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Moonlander, Track #4: Your Flames

Today's release from the Moonlander Project is one we've heard before.  Here's the video for Your Flames that Stone gave to us five years ago.

"There is a lyric in the song about a dream (nightmare) in which I hit my nephew (which I'd never do). He responds in the dream with an amazing 'that's-all-you-got?' kind of look.

I woke feeling guilty and horrified over the idea of striking him, and comforted by the idea that his flame was so strong and resilient, it could not be put out by me or anyone. It was obviously the latter that struck a chord in me." - Stone
Have a listen to the studio version of Your Flames that Stone released today, and see how it has changed.

Soundgarden Announce Four Shows This Fall

Well, the window for a Pearl Jam Fall Tour has tightened up a little more.  Soundgarden has announced four new shows for early September.  This doesn't wipe out the rumors that Pearl Jam may be shooting for a September release for album #10, but one would assume that Mr. Cameron would need to be available for press interviews and late show appearances.
Sept 4 – Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
Sept 6 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
Sept 7 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
Sept 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forum

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Doing Good Can Win You Pearl Jam Tickets

Given that Pearl Jam has sworn to more shows in 2013 that have not yet been announced, you may want to pay attention to this item.  Pearl Jam and Soundgarden have joined a number of other artists (among them several Pearl Jam friends and collaborators) in the Global Citizen Ticket Initiative.  This is a program, created by Pearl Jam's manager, Kelly Curtis, that asks you to create an account and then do various tasks such as sign petitions or write to your lawmaker, and your actions earn you chances to win concert tickets.

Sign up on the Global Citizen website and start earning points toward tickets for the following artists and festivals:

  • Animal Collective
  • BeyoncĂ©
  • Black Sabbath
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
  • Bruno Mars
  • Depech Mode
  • Dierks Bently
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Heart
  • Joe Satriani
  • John Mayer
  • Ke$ha
  • Kings of Leon
  • Los Lobos
  • Menomena
  • One Direction
  • Outside Lands Festival
  • Ozomatli
  • Pearl Jam
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Rihanna
  • Sasquatch! Music Festival
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Soundgarden
  • The Disco Biscuits
  • The Joy Formidable
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Tim McGraw
  • Tony Bennett
  • Vood Music Arts Experience (featuring Pearl Jam)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Soundgarden Coming to Live from the Artists Den

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American Public Television's Live at the Artists Den has announced that they will be featuring Soundgarden's  February 2013, Los Angeles show as a full-length episode of the show this July.
The new season also includes high-definition episodes of Soundgarden, The Killers, and quickly rising British star Ed Sheeran. Together, these four artists have sold over 56 million albums worldwide and compiled more than half a billion YouTube views, 15 million Facebook fans, and 8 million Twitter followers.
Check out the Live from the Artists Den Season Six trailer here.