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Friday 12.09.2011
20.00 CET "Pearl Jam Summer 2012 Euro Tour announced!"

Pearl Jam 2012 Euro Tour ~ Yesterday, Pearl Jam's official website announced a European tour to be held in the summer of 2012. The band will play eight concerts on their own and three festivals for a total of eleven shows in the old continent. Los Angeles punk rockers X, led by John Doe, will be the opening act for PJ own shows.

Here are the dates for Pearl Jam Euro Tour 2012:

20/21* June 2012 Manchester, U.K. - MEN Arena
23 June 2012 Isle Of Wight, U.K. - Isle Of Wight Festival
26/27* June 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
29 June 2012 Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Festival
30 June 2012 Arras, France - Main Square Festival
4/5* July 2012 Berlin, Germany - 02 Arena
7 July 2012 Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe Arena
9 July 2012 Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
10 July 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum

* added shows

As usual, there will be a Ten Club members only pre-sale beginning December 13, 2011 at 6 PM (CET time zone), while general pre-sales openings will vary from date to date. For more info about Pearl Jam Euro Tour 2012 tickets, please follow this link.

UPDATE (12/16/2011): Second Manchester, Amsterdam and Berlin shows added. Tickets available here, here and here!

Wednesday 11.30.2011

16.00 CET "Faitfull Ale + Ed Vedder projects + PJ Bootlegs 2011 + PJ20 in vinyl + More"

Faithfull Ale - Pearl Jam's official beer ~ The official Pearl Jam beer has been available in selected U.S. stores for a few weeks now. It is called "Faithfull Ale" and was created by the company Dogfish Head to celebrate Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary. More info can be found here.

Eddie Vedder to appear in Portlandia ~ Pearl Jam's lead singer will appear in the second season of "Portlandia" to be aired in the U.S. starting January 6, 2012 on IFC (Independent Film Channel). The series was created by SNL's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, formerly in Sleater-Kinney and now in Wild Flag. ** UPDATE ** You can watch the sketch on YouTube

Ed Vedder nominated for Grammy Awards ~ If there was any doubt that Seattle is the new epicenter of the international folk music naysayers were silenced last night when the Grammy brass announced that both Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues and Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Songs had been nominated in the category of Best Folk Album (full list of nominees here). Thanks to Seattleweekly.

Ed Vedder thanks Steve Van Zandt for his radio program ~ Vedder sent a thank you video to Steve Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, to congratulate him for the 500 episodes of his own radio show, Little Steven's Undeground Garage.

 

Pearl Jam: Bootlegs 2011 ~ The bootlegs documenting Pearl Jam's 2011 tour are now available in the 'goods' section of pearljam.com. The remaining shows will be added soon. At the moment it is still unclear how and when the two PJ20 anniversary concerts held at Alpine Valley last September will be made available...

PJ20 soundtrack in viny! ~ The triple vinyl of the "Pearl Jam Twenty" soundtrack was made available a few days ago on the band's official website, but went sold out within a few hours.

Jeff Ament collaborates with Mike Lull Custom Guitars to Create Signature Bass ~ Longtime Northwest guitar and bass builder, Mike Lull, has collaborated with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament to create the “JAXT4” signature Jeff Ament electric bass. This handmade instrument will be available starting in January and marks the first time any member of the 20-year-old iconic musical group has put their name on an instrument. More info here.

Thursday 09.22.2011
03.00 CET "Pearl Jam 'At Least Halfway' Done With New Album + PJ20: DVD and Blu-Ray"

Pearl Jam 'At Least Halfway' Done With New Album ~ Pearl Jam have been celebrating their 20th anniversary all month long – with a two-day festival, a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary and a coffee-table book. But they can't wait to get back to making new music. The band recently offered a hard-charging new rocker called "Olé" as a free download – and it's just one of several tunes they recorded this past spring for a planned album, their 10th studio effort. "We're at least at the halfway point," bassist Jeff Ament tells Rolling Stone. "The first handful of songs we had are a great, great start. It's been really important for us that in the middle of all this, we got together and recorded a bunch of songs". They recorded the new songs with longtime producer Brendan O'Brien at Los Angeles' Henson Recording Studios – a venue change that Ament says helped them work efficiently. Pearl Jam hope to finish recording the new album early next year. "They knocked out a bunch of songs in just a couple weeks with Brendan, and everybody was blown away," says manager Kelly Curtis. "It's hard for them to sit on that shit. They're raring to go forward."

"Pearl Jam Twenty": DVD and Blu-Ray ~ PJ20 DVD, Deluxe DVD and Deluxe Blu-ray!

PEARL JAM TWENTY STANDARD DVD
Full-lenght version of "Pearl Jam Twenty" plus extras on each band member, and amazing unreleased live footage. The standard DVD of the film will be released worldwide by Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment October 25, 2011.

PEARL JAM TWENTY DELUXE LIMITED EDITION DVD
Three DVD set featuring over four hour of extras
Disc One - Pearl Jam Twenty: Full-lenght version of "Pearl Jam Twenty" plus extras on each band member, and amazing unreleased live footage,
Disc Two - The Kids Are Twenty: Expanded, uninterrupted live performances for every song in the film plus deleted scenes from "Pearl Jam Twenty",
Disc Three - The Fans Are Alright: Over 80 minutes of extras created specifically for the die-hard Pearl Jam fans including rare and never-before-seen live performances.
Available now only at www.pearljam.com

PEARL JAM TWENTY DELUXE LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY
Three Blu-Ray set featuring over four hour of extras
Disc One - Pearl Jam Twenty: Full-lenght version of "Pearl Jam Twenty" plus extras on each band member, and amazing unreleased live footage,
Disc Two - The Kids Are Twenty: Expanded, uninterrupted live performances for every song in the film plus deleted scenes from "Pearl Jam Twenty",
Disc Three - The Fans Are Alright: Over 80 minutes of extras created specifically for the die-hard Pearl Jam fans including rare and never-before-seen live performances.
Available now only at www.pearljam.com

BLU-RAY and DVD are Subtitled, Region 0 NTSC.

Confirmed Subtitle Languages:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish

Wednesday 09.07.2011
03.00 CET "Ed Vedder @ BSB + PJ's new song Olé + PJ20 countdown + New side project for Ament"

Ed Vedder @ The Bridge School Benefit 2011 ~ Eddie Vedder will appear at the annual Bridge School Benefit on October 22 and 23, 2011.

Pearl Jam's new song Olé! ~ Click here to download Pearl Jam's new song "Olé", thanks to pearljam.com!

PJ20 countdown ~ Cool stuff, including video, audio and photos, will be unveiled at this page each day from Sept. 1 to Sept. 20, the release date for the "Pearl Jam Twenty" movie.

New Jeff Ament side project ~ Inside the packages given out to 10 Club members at PJ20 there were some very interesting goodies like an exclusive live CD from January 17, 1992, Moore Theater, Seattle, WA entitled “Vault #1" and the new single from a new Jeff Ament side project, featuring two tracks: "When The Fire Comes" and a new version of "Other Side", both recorded with Joseph Arhtur, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron.

Saturday 08.20.2011
20.00 CET "The WM3 ARE FREE + Second San Paulo show added + PJ20 screenings + More"

The WM3 Are FREE! ~ Yesterday has been a day to mark on your calendar. It is with great joy that we can finally announce that, after 18 years of unjust imprisonment, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, better known as the West Memphis Three, are officially free men! Several supporters of the Free The West Memphis Three cause, including a smiling Ed Vedder, were at the court hearing in Jonesboro (Arkansas) and at the subsequent press conference (link).

Click here for more info about the most recent legal developments in the case.

Second San Paulo show added ~ Pearl Jam have added a second show in Sao Paulo on November 3, 2011. For a complete list of Pearl Jam shows in Central and South America you can visit this link.

PJ20 screenings ~ Here's the official list of movie theaters that will host screenings of the movie "Pearl Jam Twenty" on September 20, 2011. The list is constantly updated, so keep an eye on it!

Pearl Jam's Jimmy Fallon Debut ~ Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has a double Pearl Jam treat in store in early September. As part of its ongoing twentieth anniversary celebration, the Seattle band will be the musical guest on the NBC show on both Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. In addition, Cameron Crowe -- who directed the "Pearl Jam Twenty" documentary due next month -- will also be on the show on Sept. 8 (Billboard).

Thursday 08.18.2011
20.00 CET "Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack tracklist + PJ20 premiere w/ Cameron Crowe and Pearl Jam"

PJ20 soundtrack tracklist ~ Through an online contest at www.columbiarecords.com/pj20/ the full tracklist for the "Pearl Jam Twenty" soundtrack has finally been revealed. The double CD will be distributed starting September 20.

Disc one is dedicated to songs featured in the film, while disc 2 focuses on demos and rarities. The soundtrack was curated by Cameron and will feature his liner notes and track by track thoughts.

Disc One: Pearl Jam Twenty, The Movie

1. Release (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
2006.09.16

2. Alive (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
1990.10.22

3. Garden (Acoustic Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Albani Bar of Music, Winterthur, Switzerland
1992.02.10

4. Why Go (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
1992.03.10

5. Black (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
MTV Unplugged, Kaufman Astoria Studios, NY
1992.03.16

6. Blood (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Mt Smart Stadium, Aukland, New Zealand
1995.03.25

7. Last Exit (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
TICC, Taipei, Taiwan
1995.02.24

08. Not For You (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Folk Arts Theater, Manila, Philippines
1995.02.26

09. Do The Evolution (Live in Studio Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Monkeywrench Radio, Seattle, WA
1998.01.31

10. Thumbing My Way (Live in Studio Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
2002.09.06

11. Crown Of Thorns (Live Version)
Written by Mother Love Bone
10th Anniversary Show, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
2000.10.22

12. Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time) (Private Soundcheck Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
2006.09.16

13. Walk With Me (Live Version w/ Neil Young)
Written by Neil Young, Performed by Pearl Jam w/ Neil Young
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
2010.10.23

14. Just Breathe (Live in Studio Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Saturday Night Live, NBC Studios, New York, NY
2010.03.13

Disc Two: Rarities and Inspiration

1. Say Hello To Heaven (Demo Version)
Written by Chris Cornell
Performed by Chris Cornell
1990

2. Times Of Trouble (Demo version)
Written by Chris Cornell and Stone Gossard
Performed by Chris Cornell
1990

3. Acoustic #1 (Demo version)
Written by Pearl Jam
1991

4. It Ain't Like That (Demo Version)
Written by Alice In Chains, Performed by Mookie Blaylock
1990

5. Need To Know (The Fixer - Original Demo)
Written by Matt Cameron
2007

6. Be Like Wind (Demo Version)
Mike McCready Score
2010

7. Given To Fly (Instrumental Version)
Written by Mike McCready
2010

8. Nothing As It Seems (Demo Version)
Written by Jeff Ament
1999

9. Nothing As It Seems (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Key Arena, Seattle, WA
2001.10.22

10. Indifference (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
2006.09.14

11. Of The Girl (Instrumental Version)
Written by Stone Gossard
1999

12. Faithfull (Soundcheck Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Duomo Square, Pistoia, Italy
2006.09.20

13. Bu$hleaguer (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
2003.04.23

14. Better Man (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
2010.05.21

15. Rearviewmirror (Live Version)
Written by Pearl Jam
Universal City, Los Angeles, California
2009.10.01

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PJ20 premiere w/ Cameron Crowe and Pearl Jam ~ The Toronto Life has confirmed that all Pearl Jam members (Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Matt Cameronat) will be joining director Cameron Crowe at the premiere of "Pearl Jam Twenty" to be held at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011. Contrary to what was announced by Cameron Crowe himself a few months ago, the film will NOT premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

Tuesday 26.07.2011
20.00 CET "Pearl Jam Twenty premiere at TIFF 2011 + Trailer + DVD, Book and Soundtrack"

"Pearl Jam Twenty" premiere at TIFF 2011 + Trailer + DVD, Book and Soundtrack ~ In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, Pearl Jam will debut Pearl Jam Twenty, a definitive portrait of the band as told by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and music journalist, Cameron Crowe, at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday September 10, 2011 (and NOT at the Venice Film Festival, as anticipated by Cameron Crowe on his blog a few months ago). Information on purchasing tickets, dates and times for the world premiere of Pearl Jam Twenty at the Toronto International Film festival, as well as two additional festival screenings of the film can be found at www.tiff.net.

 

 

Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty worldwide on September 20th in select theaters for one night only, with a full week run of the film beginning Friday, September 23rd in key markets. The film will be shown at the highest caliber of theaters in select cities in the U.S. and internationally. For the latest update of theaters and cities showing Pearl Jam Twenty, visit www.PJ20.com.

In keeping with this unique theatrical release in select cities and theaters in September, Pearl Jam Twenty will then roll out in an accelerated fashion with the film’s U.S. television premiere Friday, October 21st at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), as part of the prestigious PBS “American Masters” series, airing during the first-ever PBS Arts Fall Festival. Following, the DVD of the film will be released worldwide by Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment October 25, 2011. Pearl Jam Twenty will also be available on Movies On Demand timed to the theatrical release.

The Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack, released by Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment, is currently available for pre-order at www.PJ20.com for its release date of September 20, 2011. Comprised of a selected track listing by Cameron Crowe—the album is a true companion piece to the film.

In addition, as part of their year-long celebration, Pearl Jam is releasing a Pearl Jam Twenty book on September 13, 2011. Published by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and in Canada, and Atlantic Books in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, the Pearl Jam Twenty book is an aesthetically stunning chronicle of the band’s past two decades. Compiled and written by veteran music writer Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson, the book includes a foreword by Cameron Crowe (and material from all his own band interviews) as well as original interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Dave Grohl. The book is also available for pre-order now at www.PJ20.com.

Brad News ~ Brad, the longstanding rock quintet featuring Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed, Satchel), Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Regan Hagar (Satchel, ex-Malfunkshun), and Keith Lowe are currently recording their self-produced fifth studio album at Studiowarehouse in the Fremont neighborhood of their hometown.  The follow-up to 2010’s heralded Best Friends? is expected for release in January 2012 (label TBA). As a show of appreciation for their fans, BRAD is offering a new track track for free on their website, www.thebandbrad.com beginning today. 

Monday 11.07.2011
20.00 CET "Pearl Jam announces 2011 South and Central American Tour"

Pearl Jam announces 2011 South and Central American Tour ~ This afternoon a big surprise for all PJ fans has come straight from the band's official site: they'll be back in South And Central America for a serie of 9 concerts. The opening act for will be The X. As always, the Ten Club offer its members the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from the fan club before they go on-sale to the general public.

Only members active as of Sunday July 10th at midnight Pacific last night, will be sent fan club pre-sale links and passwords. 

These are the OFFICIAL dates of the Pearl Jam 2011 South And Central American Tour:

Nov 4 Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nov 6 Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nov 9 Estadio Parana do Clube, Curitiba, Brazil
Nov 11 Zequinha, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Nov 13 Estadio Unico La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov 16 Estadio Monumental, Santiago, Chile
Nov 18 Estadio San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Nov 20 Estadio Nacional, San jose, Costa Rica
Nov 24 Foro Sol, Mexico DF, Mexico

More info about the pre-sale and the complete schedule of the South And Central American Tour can be found here.

Thursday 07.07.2011
20.00 CET "Pearl Jam members collaborations + More"

Live From Nowhere Near You Volume II ~ On July 19 Greyday Records will release the compilation "Live From Nowhere Near You Volume II", made to raise funds for various organizations dealing with homeless people. The compilation, already available for pre-order at this link, features a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me" (The Ecology) performed by Ed Vedder and Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) on vocals, Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age on guitar and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes on drums. The compilation also includes Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, as well as musicians such as Wilco, Modest Mouse and Daniel Johnston. The first volume of this compilation featured the song "Powerless" with Mike McCready (on vocals) and Stone Gossard.

Malfunkshun - The Andrew Wood Story ~ On July 19 will also be released, after years of delays and postponements, the DVD of the documentary "Malfunkshun - The Andrew Wood Story," which documents the story of the Mother Love Bone singer with exclusive interviews with Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Chris Cornell. The DVD will be released with two CDs: the first one ("Melodies and Dreams") is the never officially released solo album by Andy Wood, the second one is "Return To Olympus," the only record ever released by Wood's former band before Mother Love Bone, which was published in 1995 by Gossard's Loosegroove and has been out of print for many years. Wood's solo album will also feature the song "Island Of Summer" recorded with Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog). The combo can be pre-ordered at the following link.

Mike McCready: Horrible Bosses Soundtrack + Star Anna and more ~ Mike McCready will appear on the soundtrack of the movie "Horrible Bosses" (soon to be released in the U.S.) that will be released on July 7. The Pearl Jam guitarist has recorded 9 tracks with an all-star band formed by Stefan Lassard (Dave Matthews Band), Money Mark (Beasty Boys collaborator), Chris Chaney, Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam drummer for a short period in 1991) and many other artists.

Here is a video with the making of the soundtrack of "Horrible Bosses":

 

More info can be found on the official site of the movie at the following link.

Mike McCready will aslo appear in the new album by Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs entitled "Alone In This Together" which will be available starting July 12 (a pre-order is available in the goods section of pearljam.com). The PJ guitarist plays in three songs, "Time," "Wolves In Disguise" and "Alone In This Toegether". The album by Star Anna (an artist who is also included in the line-up of PJ's 20th anniversary destination weekend at Alpine Valley in September), was recorded at Studio Litho, owned by Stone Gossard.

Mike McCready, after writing the score for a documentary about the life of Lance Armstrong, is also working on the soundtrack for the movie "Fat Kid Rules The World", the directorial debut of Matthew Lillard (anyone remember him in the first "Scream "by Wes Craven?).

Collaboration between Vans and Pearl Jam ~ To celebrate Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary, the famous American brand of footwear Vans created, in collaboration with the band, two pairs of sneakers with the band’s logo embroidered on the heel. Pictures of the shoes are available at this link.

Temple Of The Dog demo songs in "Pearl Jam Twenty" ~ The forthcoming PJ movie, "Twenty Pearl Jam," will feature the original demo songs, written by Chris Cornell, of "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and "Reach Down" by Temple Of The Dog. It is not clear if the songs will be also included in the movie soundtrack. Chris Cornell has also been interviewed by Cameron Crowe for the film.

Soundgarden Tour ~ After four 2010 shows in Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles. reformed Soundgarden's first real tour since 1997 will begin with Matt Cameron on drums. For all the setlists, please visit the following link.

 
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