Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stone Gossard In Conversation with Chad Smith

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith, has an interview series on Music Radar, and this week he sat down with Stone Gossard for over an hour long conversation.  No new news here, but it's a great conversation about how the Chili Peppers supported Pearl Jam in the early days, how Pearl Jam has grown over the years, and various side projects and one-off shows that Stone has been involved in.  At least one of those shows achieved an unsustainable level of awesomeness.

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 



even Boom.

Then, unfortunately, PearlJamOnline.It challenge us here at

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

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.