Saturday, September 30, 2017

Matt Cameron Video & Interview

Matt Cameron sat down with Billboard magazine this week to talk about his first solo album, Cavedweller.  He talks about influences from Pearl Jam and Soundgarden and having another drummer playing on his own album.
"For me it's just the basic joy of songwriting, and my whole mission draws out of that," Cameron explains. "It's something I've done over the years for sure, when I have time between gigs. I was just trying to zero in on each particular track, and I tried to bring each musical and vocal part out as much as I could. That was basically the goal, and that's what's so fun about doing my own record was completely making all the decisions myself. Working in these enormous bands I've always had to play my role -- and lovingly so. I love my role in all my bands. It's nourishment for me.  
The interview was also released with the debut of a video for Time Can Wait directed by Josh Graham.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Let's Play Two Blu-ray & DVD

Today, Pearl Jam announced the pre-sale for the Let's Play Two Blu-ray and DVD.  Both are available at the Ten Club for $19.99 (+ $6.99 domestic S&H).  

Both contain the movie plus five bonus videos (Mind Your Manners, Rearviewmirror, Black, Immortality, and Masters of War), a photo gallery by Danny Clinch, and three downloadable digital extras (Oceans, Deep, and Let Me Sleep).

The DVD comes with a CD of the movie soundtrack.

The movie officially debuts tomorrow around the world, and you can check out a review at TheMusic.Com.Au.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pearl Jam Announces 2018 Lollapalooza Dates

Today, the Ten Club announced that they will be headlining Lollapalooza in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil.
March 16-18: Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 16-18: Santiago, Chile
March 23-25: Sao Paulo, Brasil

Pearl Jam will perform one night in each city. The festival will announce the exact performance date in the near future. 
For ticketing information, visit the Ten Club's website.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ed Takes a Knee

Eddie Vedder was among several artists this week who took a knee in support of players in the NFL protesting police treatment of African American citizens and free speech.  He paused during his performance at the Tennessee Pilgrimage Fest to kneel and show his disdain for President Trump's comments calling for the firing of any players who protested at NFL games.  Other artists doing the same were  Pharrell Williams, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, and Stevie Wonder.

The band's twitter account also confessed support for the players.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Eddie Vedder, Street Performer

If you were at the Cubs game today, you might have caught Eddie Vedder on the sidewalk performing for tips with other fans.  Apparently, he stumbled upon some buskers (had to look that one up: one who plays music or otherwise performs for voluntary donations in the street or in subways) playing near the stadium and decided to join them for some tunes.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pearl Jam 2000 - 2006 Reissues

Pearl Jam has announced today plans to reissue Binaural, Riot Act, and Pearl Jam (Avocado) on vinyl as well as six vinyl singles (Light Years, Nothing As It Seems, Save You, I Am Mine, Bu$hleaguer, and Live Wasted).  Each album is available for $24.99 (plus $10.99 domestic S+H), and the singles are $8.99 (plus $6.99 domestic S+H).  Everything has been remastered, and Pearl Jam has been remixed by Brendan O'Brien.

They have also announced the release of a $350, 17 pound boxed set including all ten of their studio albums on vinyl.  The announcement does not mention which version of each album is available, but the likelihood is, you'll be getting the 2009 remaster of Ten, the 2011 remasters of Vs. and Vitalogy, the 2016 remasters of No Code and Yield, the new remasters of Binaural and Riot Act, and the new remaster of Pearl Jam (Lightning Bolt is now the only album without multiple versions).

If you love that boxed set, but already own all the albums or you can't order them b/c all 500 have already sold out, you can also score the box without the albums for $44.99 (plus $13.99 domestic S+H).

The official release date for everything but the empty box is November 11th, 2017.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cavedweller Now Available for Pre-Order

You can now pre-order Matt Cameron's solo album, Cavedweller on vinyl ($19.98 + $10.99 domestic S&H) or iTunes.  Ordering via the Ten Club gives you a chance at 250 randomly distributed colored records.  The official release date is September 22nd.

You can also check out the first single, Time Can't Wait, on Spotify or Rolling Stone.

'in a different world' by Jeff Ament

If you hurry, you can bid on an original painting by Jeff Ament with the proceeds benefiting The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (BFI).

 Online bidding starts Sept. 6th and ends Sept. 13th @ 7pm PST.  For more information on the auction and to BID on Jeff’s artwork, visit:  The current high bid is $1,100.

Here is information from the Ten Club:

The painting was inspired by a story from a 4th grade BFI student as part of ‘Ekphrastic: The Auction Where Words and Art Hang Out Together’. Jeff Ament and Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation are longtime supporters of Bureau of Fearless Ideas, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that provides writing and tutoring for humans aged 6-18 in the Greenwood neighborhood, and at a soon-to-be-opened second location at Yesler Terrace.

About Jeff's Painting:

  • Auction item #22, titled “in a different world…” 
  • 23” x 30” acrylic painting, oil pastels and charcoal on watercolor paper. 
  • Inspired by a poem from Keziah, 4th grade Bureau of Fearless Ideas student. 
  • Poem titled “Taming” about a creative dream she is having. 
  • Selected quote:
“In this different world
With pixel pencils, transparent marshmallows that become fluffy clouds
Hershey’s kisses melt into mountains of candy”
  • Valued at $1,000 (starting BID $400 with minimum BID increments of $100). 
  • Sold as-is, no returns.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Matt Cameron - Cavedweller

Matt Cameron has announced the upcoming release of his solo album, Cavedweller.  According to Blabbermouth, the album will be available later this month on September 22nd.  Watch the Ten Club for more details on how to pre-order.  For now, you can enjoy this teaser and the tracklist below.

01. Time Can't Wait
02. All At Once
03. Blind
04. Through The Ceiling
05. One Special Lady
06. In The Trees
07. Into The Fire
08. Real And Imagined
09. Unnecessary