Friday, June 24, 2016

McCready Joins Frightened Rabbit for Roadies

Speaking of Cameron Crowe's Roadies, Pearl Jam has announced that Mike McCready has collaborated with Frightened Rabbit on a song for the soundtrack, I Wish I Was Sober.  The song is currently available on iTunes.

Pearl Jam's website also provides information on the upcoming soundtrack and show:
The 16-song tracklisting will be revealed soon and the highly anticipated series Roadies premieres on Showtime this coming Sunday, June 26.

The latest vision of Crowe, the one-hour Roadies boasts an ensemble cast, including stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as well as Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Beyond the Lights) and Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour). Offering a vignette into the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Pearl Jam and Showtime have announced a documentary chronicling the work done by Pearl Jam's road crew and the work they do to support the band.  Miles To Go Before I Sleep will air tonight on Showtime at 8pm ET/PT.

Short documentary chronicling the true story of famed musicians and the relationships they have with their roadies. Features music legends Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket), who speak candidly about their time on the road and the importance of the crew who work tirelessly to put the show together, as well as capturing a day behind-the-scenes with the crew of Pearl Jam. Don't miss the premiere on Friday, June 24th at 8 PM ET/PT.
The documentary is surely, in no small part, inspired by Sunday's debut of Roadies, a series by Pearl Jam friend, Cameron Crowe.  You can check out the pilot for that series right now on YouTube.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pearl Jam Write Congress

This week, Pearl Jam were signatories on two petitions to the US Congress.  The first, signed earlier this week, asks Congress to make changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which many artists feel hurts musicians to the benefit of major tech companies like YouTube and Spotify.

The second letter is published in the most recent issue of Billboard magazine and asks Congress to require background checks for every gun sale and suspected terrorists to be blocked from purchasing guns.

If you want to add your voice to these, or any other issues, you can use this link to find the lawmakers that represent you specifically, so that you can write them letters and ask for change.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Eddie in Chicago

Photo credit: Jason Lee
After stopping by Wrigley Field last night to sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Ed made a surprise appearance at the Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser benefiting Theo Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later.  According to JamBase, he took the stage with Epstein and Len Kasper and the Chicago Hot Stove All-Stars.

The official setlist included:

Watch Outside (The Mono Men)
Corduroy (Pearl Jam)
The Kids Are Alright (The Who)
Betterman (Pearl Jam)
Hard Sun (Vedder)
All the Way (Vedder)
Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young)

JamBase has pictures and videos for your enjoyment.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ed and Judd Apatow Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling
Ed joined Judd Apatow yesterday on the Bonnaroo Comedy Tent to sing a tribute to Apatow's friend, mentor, and former boss, comedian, Garry Shandling, who died earlier this year.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Vault #6: The LA Forum, 7/13/1998

If you can't wait for Third Man Records to release last night's show, there is hope.  Pearl Jam has announced a pre-sale for vinyl copies of this year's Vault release.  It will be the LA Forum show on July 13th, 1998.

You can order the triple vinyl set now for $50 (+$13 domestic S&H), and it will ship on or after September 1st.  As has become tradition, digital and CD copies will be available soon after the vinyl has shipped.

The set list from is below.

Hail, Hail
Brain of J
In Hiding
Even Flow
Given To Fly
Not For You
Do The Evolution
Present Tense
Spin The Black Circle
Encore Break
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Better Man
Save It For Later
The New World
I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
Encore Break
Baba O'Riley

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pearl Jam: Live at Third Man Records

Pearl Jam are treating a few lucky Bonnaroo attendees to a live show at Jack White's studio in Nashville.  There aren't a lot of details, but Consequence of Sound has some.
As JamBase points out, 25 lucky fans received tickets to the intimate performance after purchasing Pearl Jam Bonnaroo posters at Nashville record store Grimey’s.

Past concerts at Third Man Records have been recorded by White and later released commercially. So even if you are lucky enough to be in attendance tonight, there’s a strongly likelihood audio from the concert will surface.

Eddie and Friends to Host Ohana Luau

Eddie Vedder is partnering with long-time friends, Kelly Slater and Greg Long, to host a charity kick-off event for the Ohana Festival where, of course, Eddie will be playing.  Here are the details from the Ten Club.
The event is on Friday August 26, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California. The Roastmaster Jeff Ross will be the event host with music by John Doe of X and it will be a great night of amazing food, cocktails, music and surprises. There will be a live auction with a lot of great stuff which will go to the charity as well. Go to for details. Hotel packages are also available. See you in August.

For music festival info go to

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