Thursday, April 19, 2018

HEAVEN/HELL


The third solo effort from Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament will be released on May 10th in LP, digital, and streaming formats

Official Tracklist
The Noise the Noise
The Door
Safe in the Car
Hyperphagia
Drugs
Moment of Impact
The Voices
Somewhere
Are you Truing?
Choose Your Colour
Only One

Pre-order available now at Pearl Jam.Com

You can also check out the video Jeff directed for the lead single "Safe in the Car" below.


 
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jeff Ament Debut's Heaven/Hell Artwork


Today, Pearl Jam's Twitter account posted the cover art for Jeff Ament's upcoming album, Heaven/Hell.  It looks like a variant on the work he auctioned off last year called "in a different world."

Coming Soon! The Anywhere Shows Podcast


Good news, guys!  Music journalist and rabid Pearl Jam fan, Travis Hay, is teaming up with Jeremy from the Ear Goggles podcast, to bring us a Pearl Jam centric podcast, The Anywhere Shows.
We’ll cover the fan culture surrounding the band, the band’s charitable causes, the band’s music and much, much more. It’s a podcast for Pearl Jam fans by Pearl Jam fans about the experience of being a Pearl Jam fan and what exactly that means, if it means anything at all, in 2018.

Each episode will also feature a guest, or guests, who have some connection to Pearl Jam and we’ll be shooting the breeze about why the band is important to them. It’s going to be a limited run of maybe six or seven episodes, depending on how lining up guests goes, celebrating an important Seattle institution.
Their first episode, featuring Steven Migs, co-host of The BJ and Migs morning show on 99.9 KISW, will be available at Guerrilla Candy later this month.

Pearl Jam March Madness Champion: GO!


After weeks of brutally slaughtering your favorite songs, one after another, Red Mosquito has declared another champion.  Taking its first ever PJMM trophy ...

GO!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Jeff Ament Releases First Heaven/Hell Single


Pearl Jam's newsletter went out to fans today, and easily, the most exciting news is a first single from Jeff Ament's upcoming album, Heaven/Hell.  The song is called Safe in the Car, and it features vocals by North Carolina singer/songwriter, Angel Olsen, guitar by Mike McCready, and drums by Matt Cameron.  You can give it a listen on Spotify or pre-order a 7" vinyl single for $8.99 (+ $6.99 domestic S&H) which includes a b-side track called Captain Cook.

More on the album to come soon!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Pearl Jam Adds Second Show in Amsterdam


June 13th at the Ziggo Dome.

Ten Club member can enter the ticket drawing now. Tickets to the general public go on sale April 6th.

More details over at the official Pearl Jam site.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Green River Reissues?


Jack Endino hinted this week that he's working on remixing Green River's Rehab Doll.  We don't know what to be expecting.  Could it be a boxed set?  Reissued albums?  Regardless, we're excited.  Get ready!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"Forthcoming Album" ???


Pearl Jam dropped a bit of interesting news on us last night.  First, the single, Can't Deny Me, originally released exclusively to Ten Club members is now available to everyone as a digital download or on streaming services.  However, as you can see above, the digital, infinitely copyable file is currently sold out.

And secondly, possibly more important, that song is part of a forthcoming, currently unnamed, new album!!  Gear up for some real Pearl Jam excitement!

Pearl Jam in Santiago



Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 Pearl Jam March Madness Starts NOW!


It is time again for our members to help us determine the greatest Pearl Jam song in existence.  (Hint: It's not BlackOK, it was Black ... twice ... but it's not ALWAYS Black.  Hey, we're not Infallible.)

We want the full catalog to have a chance to shine, and that Sometimes means that our rules are pretty convoluted, but you don't need to worry about that.  You can just head to our March Madness forum and start votingCome Back often to vote in new rounds in Future Days.

Vote Now!

... or listen to previous winners here.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Can't Deny Me



SURPRISE PEARL JAM FANS!

This afternoon, Pearl Jam dropped a brand new single right into 10Club Members inboxes. The song is titled, "Can't Deny Me" and is billed as the "2017 Annual Single." 

If you're a 10Club member, log-in to your account and download the new track now! Let us know what you think of the song.

Happy Birthday, Jeff Ament!


Friday, March 9, 2018

McCready Scores!


Mike McCready penned the score to Megan Griffith's new film, 'Sadie.' According to IMDB:

"SADIE is the story of a 13-year-old girl who lives at home with her mother while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his prolonged absence, and when her mother begins dating a new man, Sadie takes extreme measures to end the relationship and safeguard her family through the only tactics she knows--those of war."

Pearl Jam's official site reports that McCready also teamed up with Molly Sides and Whitney Petty of Thunderpussy for a new track titled, "Show Your Colors."

'Sadie' premiers March 10th at SXSW in Austin, TX. You can watch the official trailer below.








Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Soundgarden's A-Side Vinyl Reissue


This week, Record Store Day issued their official list of releases slated for this April 21st.  It's a great list, with lots of great stuff.  Check it out.

Of the 420 items hitting your local stores next month, only one has a tie to Pearl Jam.  Matt Cameron's side-band, Soundgarden, will be releasing 5,000 copies of A-Sides on vinyl (2-LPs).
A-Sides is a compilation album with songs spanning the band's thirteen-year career. It was released on November 4th 1997 through A&M Records. It was Soundgarden's last official release for 13 years, until 2010's Telephantasm. It contains one song absent from previous albums ("Bleed Together") which appeared on import copies of the "Burden In My Hand" single. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A-SIDES HAS BEEN AVAILABLE ON VINYL.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Art Of "Do The Evolution" Event


With the Do The Evolution book coming a full two years late, you might be getting a bit anxious to hold some of this great artwork in your hands.

Lucky for you, Collectionzz Reserve has announced that fans will be able to purchase 123 collectible pieces from the creation of the Do The Evolution video starting March 28th at 2pm.
'Do The Evolution' was a landmark achievement in animation, conceived and designed by true visionaries in animation; such as Todd McFarlane, Kevin Altieri, Joe Pearson, Terry Fitzgerald, Jim Mitchell and Brad Coombs (and many more).

All storyboards, designs, layout, animation, animation clean up, ink and paint, background paintings, EFX and camera were done by hand. It was a labor-intensive process involving close to 60 artists and technicians in L.A. and Seoul. The items that will be available are truly one of a kind pieces of Pearl Jam and animation history.

Collectionzz members will have the ability to purchase individual sketches, whole storyboards and animation cells - and also - complete packages of many of the most iconic scenes in the video.
More information, including prices, will be coming shortly, so keep checking back.


Ed Plays "Room at the Top" at the Oscars


Last night, during the Oscars, Eddie Vedder took the stage to pay tribute to Hollywood stars that we've lost this year with a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Room at the Top.  You can read more at RollingStone.com or watch the video below.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Pearl Jam Music?

A post shared by Matt Cameron (@themattcameron) on

Is Matt Cameron leaking new Pearl Jam tunes via his Instagram page?


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Faces in the Crowd


Earlier this year, The Wishlist Foundation, Jason Leung (author of This All Encompassing Trip), and Infinitum Films began releasing short clips from Pearl Jam superfans in a series called Faces in the Crowd.

So far, they have posted two episodes, which are below.  These are slickly produced and beautiful love letters to a band that we are all hooked on.  I can't wait for some more great ones!

Music Journalist, Jessica Letkemann




Vancouver Chef, Brandon Parsons


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Try So Hard: Mike McCready and Friends


Rolling Stone highlighted work the Mike McCready did this past fall with five kids who have lived in foster care to write and record a new stong in Pearl Jam's studio.  You can watch the video and hear excerpts of the song below or donate directly to the Treehouse organization here.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Elvis Presley: The Searcher Original Soundtrack



RCA has announced the April 6th release of the soundtrack companion for HBO's upcoming documentary.  Though the soundtrack will be available on CD and LP, there will also be a 3CD musical companion boxed set that includes original music by Mike McCready.
The 3CD deluxe box set features 37 additional Elvis cuts plus a special disc featuring selections from Mike McCready’s (Pearl Jam) original score for “Elvis Presley: The Searcher”; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing “Wooden Heart”; and the music that inspired Elvis (including R&B and country classics and “Home Sweet Home” sung by his mother, Gladys Presley). The Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) deluxe 3CD set includes a 40-page hardcover book featuring rare photography, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a director’s note by Thom Zimny.

In his package notes for Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack), director Thom Zimny writes, “the soundtrack was in my mind from the beginning. I wasn’t just making a film, I was thinking about the collection of recordings I would gather for a person who saw the film, who wanted to complete the experience, just as I always had. Thankfully, our friends at Sony gave me and the Searcher team the chance to create this collection. It’s been in my mind for years now. To me, this collection is part of the film.”

“So, in this collection, one gets not a Greatest Hits package but a song-by-song, curated portrait of an artist,” writes Warren Zanes in the book featured in Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack [Deluxe Box Set]), “….an artist who very consistently and courageously gave himself to his performances, as if in the giving he might find some missing part of himself. The truth in his voice, in the end, was the sound of a searcher. Along the way, he built a catalogue as deep as any found in the broad and beautiful vistas of American music.”
This ultimately boils down to two original songs by Mike McCready, but the completists among us will not be able to resist.  You can pre-order the boxed set now for $40.


The tracklist for the boxed set is below.

Disc 1
1. Trouble / Guitar Man
2. My Baby Left Me
3. Baby, What You Want Me To Do
4. Old Shep
5. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin
6. That’s All Right
7. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
8. Fool, Fool, Fool
9. Tweedlee Dee
10. Baby Let’s Play House
11. Good Rockin’ Tonight
12. Trying To Get To You
13. Blue Moon
14. When It Rains It Pours
15. Blue Christmas
16. Heartbreak Hotel
17. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
18. Money Honey
19. Hound Dog
20. (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
21. Crawfish
22. Trouble
23. Farther Along
24. Mona Lisa
25. Hide Thou Me
26. Loving You (end title take 16)
27. Lonely Man (solo version)
28. Power Of My Love

Disc 2
1. Milky White Way
2. A Mess Of Blues
3. Fame And Fortune
4. Love Me Tender / Witchcraft (duet with Frank Sinatra)
5. Like A Baby
6. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
7. It’s Now Or Never
8. Wooden Heart
9. Swing Down Sweet Chariot
10. Reconsider Baby
11. Bossa Nova Baby
12. C’mon Everybody
13. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
14. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
15. Run On
16. Baby What You Want Me To Do
17. Suspicious Minds (take 6)
18. Baby Let’s Play House (rehearsal)
19. Words (rehearsal)
20. That’s All Right
21. Never Been To Spain
22. An American Trilogy
23. You Gave Me A Mountain
24. Burning Love (rehearsal version)
25. Separate Ways (rehearsal version)
26. Hurt (take 5)
27. If I Can Dream

Disc 3
1. Dissolution 2 – Mike McCready
2. Satisfied – The Blackwood Brothers
3. That’s All Right – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
4. She May Be Yours But She Comes To See Me Sometimes – Joe Hill Louis
5. Mystery Train – Little Junior’s Blue Flames
6. Smokestack Lightning – Howlin’ Wolf
7. Rock-A-My Soul – The Blackwood Brothers
8. Just Walkin’ In The Rain – The Prisonaires
9. Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
10. Write Me A Letter – The Ravens
11. Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Bill Monroe
12. Ain’t That Right – Eddie Snow
13. Just Walkin’ In The Rain – Johnnie Ray
14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
15. Home Sweet Home – Gladys Presley
16. Blowin’ In The Wind – Odetta
17. Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Odetta
18. The Weight – The Staple Singers
19. Heartbreak Hotel – The Orlons
20. Wooden Heart – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
21. Rebound – Mike McCready

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Heaven/Hell by Jeff Ament


It looks like Rolling Stone buried the lead in their printed version of Jeff's Favorite 2017 Songs.  Their on-line article includes an announcement that Jeff will be releasing his third solo album, Heaven/Hell in March.

Here's hoping we find out more in the February 10th Ten Club newsletter.

Obey the Law of the Heart Available Tomorrow


According to Amazon, the soundtrack for Basmati Blues, featuring the song, Obey the Law of the Heart by Stone Gossard, will be available tomorrow.  There is also a short sample of the song on Amazon.

This was previously announced in a movie trailer as a Pearl Jam song.  Though it's not unheard of for Stone to take vocals on a Pearl Jam song, it looks like the band decided it was a Stone Gossard song.  We must assume that the rest of the band is featured on the track until the liner notes tell us otherwise.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Jeff Ament's Favorite Songs of 2017


Rolling Stone asked Jeff Ament for his favorite songs of 2017 in their latest issue (February 8-22,2018, Migos cover).  Here is what he picked.


Mourning Sound by Grizzly Bear



"This has it all: killer bass and drms, both voices, signature guitar cords, and great lyrics.  Probably my favorite band of the past few years."


Snowflake by Gord Downie



"Gord made an unbelievable swan song of an album.  I cried the whole first listen.  So beautiful and honest."


Why Didn't You Say That by Lemon Twigs



"I hear Queen, Beatles, 10cc and other radical prog-pop that I haven't heard since Jellyfish left us.  Killer harmonies and incredible instrumental interplay."


Deadly Valentine by Charlotte Gainsbourg



"This is lyrically centered around Christian wedding vows, with a tinge of sarcasm.  I love the big synth production."


Shoot 'Em Down by U-Men



"Sub Pop released the whole U-Men catalog in one package.  This song takes me back to the heyday of Seattle music."

Happy Birthday, Boom Gaspar!


Yield Turns 20


Friday, February 2, 2018

Eddie Adds a 3rd Sâo Paulo Show



Yesterday, the Ten Club announced that Ed would be playing a 3rd show with Glen Hansard at Citibank Hall in Sâo Paulo on March 30th.

Fan Club ticket presale starts on Monday.  Check Pearl Jam's website for all the information.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Study of a Talking Head by Jeff Ament



Jeff Ament has donated another of his original pieces to charity.  Next week, "Study of a Talking Head" will be up for auction benefiting Smile + Wonder Kids Learning and Adventure. The piece is graphite, acrylic, and oil pastels on a 36"X 36" canvas.  The opening bid on February 8th will be $2000.

Or, donate directly to Smile + Wonder Kids Learning and Adventure here.

More Pearl Jam in Chile!


Pearl Jam has announced a second, Pre-Lollapalooza show at the Movistar Arena in Chile on March 13th.  For more information about the Ten Club presale and general ticket sales, see their website.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Finally! The Stadium Tour!



Pearl Jam has finally, officially announced the information we've known about since last week.  Pearl Jam will be visiting 4 U.S. stadiums for 7 shows this year, dubbing the Seattle shows "The Home Shows" and the others "The Away Shows."


August 8th - Seattle, WA - Safeco Field
August 10th - Seattle, WA - Safeco Field
August 13th - Missoula, WA - Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 18th - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
August 20th - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
September 2nd - Boston, MA - Fenway Park
September 4th - Boston, MA - Fenway Park

All of the shows will have expanded availability for Fan Club members and Pearl Jam will be using Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program to get more tickets into the hands of fans and less into the hands of scalpers.

For more information about Ten Club tickets (which, by the way, will only be available as a mobile ticket for your smart phone), click here.  If you do not have a smart phone, presumably, you can write the Ten Club and ask for accommodations.

For more information about Verified Fan tickets, click here.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Pearl Jam Officially Announces "The Home Shows"

Partially ending one of the worst kept secrets in grunge music, Pearl Jam has announced what they are calling "The Home Shows" at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington on August 8th and 10th.  Not only are these shows in Pearl Jam's hometown, they are meant to raise money to support the homeless.

They have not yet released ticketing information, but they have made the following statement:
Ten Club continues to strive to get tickets straight into the hands of fans, and we've made arrangements to accommodate more fan club members than ever before.

Also not announced, stadium shows in Missoula, Chicago, and Fenway for 2018.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Elvis Presley: The Searcher


Mike McCready has scored an Elvis Presley documentary project for HBO, Elvis Presley: The Searcher.  Here is the description of the film(s) posted by Medium.com:
This three-hour, two-film presentation focuses on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him.
The film debuts on April 14th, and the Ten Club announced that "the documentary's musical companion will be available in physical and digital configurations" on Friday, April 6, giving us our second full score album by Mike McCready in as many years.

Let's Play All



The British Pearl Jam tribute band, Pearl Jamm, is bringing a potentially fun YouTube channel to fans.  Thinking that the Pearl Jam Anthology book might not provide quite enough instruction for a new guitarists, these guys have started posting tutorials for Pearl Jam songs.

Check out the channel here, and start hammering out some of your favorites.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Vault #7 Now Available on CD and Digital Formats


Though it's been available for a week or so from Nugs, the CD ($17.98), FLAC ($14.99-$19.99), ALAC ($14.99-$19.99), and MP3 ($9.99) versions of Pearl Jam's 1995 Soldier's Field show are now available at the Ten Club.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jeff Opens Up On the Powell Movement


This morning, action sports podcast, The Powell Movement, features an interview with Jeff Ament, and wow, we now have a definitive, 80 minute history of Jeff Ament's life.

Let's get this out of the way right away, just like Jeff does.  He does confirm that Pearl Jam is writing.  “We’ve sort of been in writing mode here in Seattle the last couple of months. A typical day is getting together with anywhere from one to four of the guys and making music.”

After that, you're going to be treated a full life history of Ament, which includes:

  • his first job
  • learning to play guitar
  • Deranged Diction
  • Green River
  • Mother Love Bone
  • Pearl Jam
  • firing Dave Krusen, and then playing with him this past year
  • making the first tape of demos that Eddie Vedder eventually found
  • working for the art department for Singles
  • Ames Bros posters
This podcast is worth a listen. Grab your headphones and chill out.


Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Fan Club Package



Pearl Jam unveiled their 2018 Fan Club shirt, and for the first time since the inception of the Analog/Digital program, they are giving members a shirt with the name "Pearl Jam" featured prominently, and no mention of the Ten Club (which, let's face it, is not what fans get excited about).

If you're an early payer and you dig the Stickman, head over to the Ten Club and get your annual gift.