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.