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