Friday, June 1, 2018

Come On Down Reissue


Jackpot Records has finished work on the first of their Green River reissues.  They are accepting pre-orders for Come On Down, sourced from the original 1985 master tapes, on pink vinyl with a demo of Your Own Best Friend from the Deep Six compilation.

The album will be available digital services on June 29th.
Released in 1985, Green River’s “Come On Down" was a record existing in its sonic universe--out of step with its own time. Was it glam? Was it punk? Was it metal? Was it cool? We now know it was one of the building blocks of what Mark Arm would coin as "grunge", but in 1985 this record was a silent groundbreaker. It was not only the raw, sludgy, slower guitar sound that makes this band important in its place in rock history, but the members of Green River would go on to lead some of the biggest names in the genre: Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone, the latter of which also contained the roots of Pearl Jam. In 1986 they signed with Sub Pop Records and one could argue loudly that without Green River in 1984, there might be no Sub Pop Records today.

Originally released on the forward-thinking Homestead Records in 1985, "Come On Down" is now being reissued for the first time on Jackpot Records. It has been mastered from the original master tapes by original producer and recording engineer Chris Hanzsek (Soundgarden, Melvins) as well as a tape transfer by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden). The record will also include the iconic original cover artwork and a printed inner sleeve with the lyrics and a photo of the original master tape box. We're proud to announce that this record will also include a rare, unreleased bonus track. Come drink in the sludge that kick started it all.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

All The Way (7" Vinyl)


Pearl Jam has announced a collaboration with the Chicago Cubs that most Pearl Jam fans will find irresistible.  If your purchase a ticket to the July 6th game at Wrigley Field via this link, you'll recieve a free 7 inch vinyl copy of Eddie Vedder's song, All The Way, with  Steve Goodman's Go, Cubs, Go on the b-side.

The records will be pressed at Third Man Records in Chicago.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mother Love Bone Reunion

This week, the four remaining members of Pearl Jam, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather, and Greg Gilmore, took the stage this week at Seattle's Neptune Theater for a benefit supporting SMASH, Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare.  Friends, Shawn Smith and Ohm Johari, covered vocals in place of Andrew Wood for 15 songs.


Here is the setlist from PearlJamOnline.it:

Setlist: 
Heartshine
Mindshaker Meltdown
Capricorn Sister
Gentle Groove
Holy Roller
This Is Shangrilla
Thru Fade Away
Come Bite The Apple
Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns

Encore: 
Man of Golden Words
Bone China
Stargazer
Stardog Champion

Encore 2: 
Hold Yr Head Up


I Won't Back Down by KT Tunsdtall and Mike McCready


Mike McCready and his fans in Thunderpussy got together recently and recorded a great cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down," and they're hoping it catches on as a theme for all of the people standing up for justice and equality in our country and around the world.
I think it’s pretty fair to say that we are living through a pretty tumultuous era. It seems like our politics have never divided us so much before as a country, and millions of people have taken to the streets across the last 18 months or so to voice their dissatisfaction with both the powers-that-be, and the policies they hope to put into place, or dismantle. To help voice their support for so many different grassroots uprisings like the Women’s March, the fight to save Obamacare, and the wave of students protesting gun violence after the shooting at Parkland, today, KT Tunstall and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready have unveiled a powerful cover of Tom Petty’s immortal hit song “I Won’t Back Down.”

Tunstall did a lot of the heavy lifting on the song, performing nearly all the instruments you hear on the track, including acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and percussion. McCready lent his own signature, electrifying guitar parts and served as the producer, while Thunderpussy drummer Leah Julius added the unrelenting percussion.

In the video’s opening the trio stated the goals they hoped to accomplish with the song. “The three musicians felt it would serve as a loud shout of support to all the people all over the world marching, protesting and standing up for justice and equality…Power to the people!”

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pearl Jam at Seattle's Museum of Popular Culture


Pearl Jam and MoPOP have announced an exhibit, opening August 11th, of Pearl Jam memorabilia at the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle called "Pearl Jam: Home and Away."
Get an intimate, first-hand look at Pearl Jam’s journey from 1990 to the present and into the future through more than 200 artifacts directly from the band’s Seattle warehouse.

The exhibition features a vast set of artifacts including personal instruments, equipment, stage props, lyrics and notebooks, original poster and album art, and set lists.

Guests can step inside a piece of Pearl Jam history in a photo op featuring the towering letters from the front of Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten.
The collaboration includes and exclusive screening on August 9th of the previous night's show, filmed by director Blue Leach, in the museum's Sky Church theater.

Fan Club members will have a chance to purchase tickets for the screening and an advanced look of the Pearl Jam exhibit through a lottery starting this Friday.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pearl Jam Suite at the Edgewater Hotel


If you're heading to Seattle in the next few months, the Edgewater Hotel has a way for you to stay in Pearl Jam style.  They are currently offering a Pearl Jam suite with all proceeds benefiting homelessness in Seattle.  It'll set you back around $2,000 a night, but check out the amenities!

  • King one-bedroom suite
  • Separate living room space
  • Full panoramic views of Elliott Bay and Olympic Mountains
  • Gas burning fireplace
  • Industrial, grunge-inspired design
  • Authentic band art posters
  • Fan representation in design
  • True rock n’ roll luxury
  • Record player with band’s albums
  • In-room guitar and amplifier



Ed To Play Ohana Festival


Pearl Jam announced, this week, that Eddie Vedder will be headlining the second night of the 3-day Ohana Festival in California this year on September 29th.

Fan club members were e-mailed a code to use in the pre-sale though Thursday when the public tickets go on sale.

For more information, visit TheOhanaFest.com.

Pearl Jam (The Album) Turns 12


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?

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