Pearl Jam Euro Tour 2014 ~ Pearl Jam announced today that they will embark on an eleven-date European Tour in June and July of 2014. The band’s summer tour kicks-off on June 16th in Amsterdam and includes two festival headlining slots (Open’er Festival in Poland on July 3 and Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium on July 5) and two big stadium dates in Italy (San Siro Stadium in Milan on June 20 and Nereo Rocco Stadium in Trieste on June 22). The tour wraps up on July 11th with a big outdoor show at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes, UK.
Here are the dates of Pearl Jam’s 2014 Euro Tour:
June 20 – Milan, IT San Siro Stadium
June 22 – Trieste, IT Stadio Nereo Rocco
June 25 – Vienna, AT Stadhale
June 26 – Berlin, DE Wuhleide
June 28 – Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
June 29 – Oslo, NO Telenor Arena
July 3 – Gdynia, PO Open’er Festival
July 5 – Werchter, BE Rock Werchter Festival
July 8 – Leeds, UK First District Arena
July 11 – Milton Keynes, UK Milton Keynes Bowl
GENERAL SALE General public ticket sale for every show (except for the Rock Werchter Festival and the Open’er Festival, whose tickets can already be purchased through the festivals’ websites) will start on December 20, based on the timeline available on the Tour page of PearlJam.com.
TEN CLUB PRE-SALE Members active as of Friday, December 13th 8:59am CET (Thu, Dec 12th 11:59pm PST) are eligible for the Pearl Jam 2014 European Tour ticket pre-sale drawing. New memberships and membership renewals purchased now are not considered eligible. Check out the instructional video. Eligible members may enter the drawing for both GA and Reserved tickets to any given show, but can only possibly be selected for one or the other. Two (2) ticket limit per show. No single tickets. You can choose GA tickets (general admission, these tickets are for standing room only on the floor closest to the stage and are mixed with general public) or Reserved tickets (seats will be assigned based on seniority and are located in the best locations in the venue) and you will be selected for each ticket type taking your priority into consideration. Eligible members may enter the drawing for both GA and Reserved tickets to any given show, but can only possibly be selected for one or the other. Follow the drawing on the Ten Club events page. This page will be updated in real time as the pre-sale progresses. On Wednesday, Dec 18th at 5pm CET in Europe (that’s 8am PST in the US) the ticket drawing will close. Once names have been drawn, the “My Tickets” page will be updated to indicate for which show(s) your name has been drawn and for which show(s) your name has not. Also, you will receive an email that day confirming your drawing status and any show(s) your name has been drawn for.
Important note: By entering the drawing for any show, you are committing to purchase the tickets should your name be drawn. For example, if you enter for all 9 Pearl Jam shows, it is possible your name can be drawn for all 9. So, please only enter for the number of shows you are prepared to pay for and attend. Tickets are non-refundable. Members entering a drawing will have a $1 authorization held on their cards no matter how many shows are entered. If selected for any shows during the drawing, this $1 authorization will automatically become a final sale charge totaling the sum of the ticket prices of all the shows drawn. If not selected, the $1 authorization will be canceled and released back to your card. All ticket sales are final. No refunds, name transfers or exchanges. No exceptions. The Ten Club member whose account was used to purchase the tickets must present their photo ID in person to collect the tickets on the day of the show. Reselling of Ten Club tickets will result in cancelation of ticket purchase and possibly loss of membership.
Eddie Vedder Australian Tour 2014 ~ While European fans are awaiting the imminent announcement of the 2014 European Tour, PearlJam.com announced that Eddie Vedder will be playing an eight-date solo tour starting in Perth on February 7, at the end of the already planned string of dates Pearl Jam are going to play at Big Day Out Festival in Australia & New Zealand. A lottery is already available to active members of Ten Club, while general pre-sales (info in Tour) will start December 18, 2013.
Here are the dates of Eddie Vedder’s 2014 Australian Tour:
February 7 – Perth, WA, Riverside Theatre
February 8 – Perth, WA, Riverside Theatre
February 11 – Sydney, NSW, State Theatre
February 13 – Sydney, NSW, Sydney Opera House
February 16 – Melbourne, VIC, Palais Theatre
February 18 – Melbourne, VIC, Palais Theatre
February 22 – Brisbane, QLD, QPAC Concert Hall
February 23 – Brisbane, OLD, QPAC Concert Hall
North America 2013 Bootlegs ~ The official bootlegs of the 2013 American tour that ended just a few days ago in Seattle (setlists here), are being released – one or two a week – in the Shop section of PearlJam.com. Each show can be purchased in CD, MP3, FLAC and FLAC HD formats.
Matt Cameron takes a break from Soundgarden ~ Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron posted a note on the Soundgarden website announcing that he will be taking 2014 off from Soundgarden touring “due to prior commitments promoting “Lightning Bolt” with my brothers in Pearl Jam and the desire to have more time at home with my family”. In the same note, Cameron says he is still an active member of Soundgarden and he’s currently helping Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd and Kim Thayil to find a replacement for the upcoming 2014 tour dates.
Pearl Jam release limited edition vinyl box set “Sevens” ~ About a month ago, Pearl Jam released via their official store a limited edition boxset called “Sevens”, a collection of all the “Lightning Bolt” tracks divided into six 7″ vinyls. The box set went sold out in less than three hours and was available only to active Ten Club members.
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to host Pearl Jam Week ~ Pearl Jam will be celebrated by American late-night talk show “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” for a whole week, October 21 to 25, with performances by fellow musicians and friends & the only television appearance scheduled by the band to promote their tenth studio album, “Lightning Bolt”. Here is the complete schedule for this unique event:
Monday, October 21: Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers will perform “Footsteps”
Tuesday, October 22: Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold sings “Corduroy” with “special guests”
Wednesday, October 23: Dierks Bentley, the Roots, and Mike McCready for a “one-of-a-kind performance”
Thursday, October 24/ Friday, October 25: PEARL JAM
New Glen Hansard EP featuring Eddie Vedder ~ On November 26, Glen Hansard will release a 12” EP, “Drive All Night”, featuring three new songs of the Irish singer-songwriter and a cover of the homonymous Bruce Springsteen song, played with Eddie Vedder and Jake Clemons (Clarence Clemons nephew and E Street Band member since 2012).
Pearl Jam Songs to be used during World Series coverage ~ Pearl Jam just signed a deal with Fox Sports that will place 48 of their songs throughout the channel’s World Series programming this month.The baseball championship’s coverage and promotions run from October 23rd to 31st, and the band’s music will serve the dominant soundtrack. The deal includes all 12 tracks from Lightning Bolt, plus 36 songs from the Pearl Jam catalog, spanning all the band’s albums (with the exception of Riot Act). “There was a period of time when we didn’t license much music,” Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis said. “But for the past many years, we consider licensing requests using the same criteria we do for everything else: Do we like it? Would the fans like it? Does it provide a different forum for fans to hear the music? Is it something we can get behind? The band loves baseball, so this one was a no-brainer.” Sources: Rolling Stone – Billboard
21.00 CET Lightning Bolt: A Short Film by Danny Clinch + Pearl Jam on Rolling Stone Italia
Rolling Stone Italia: Pearl Jam cover story & special feature ~ Rolling Stone Italy has launched a special web feature on Pearl Jam with videos, photo galleries & more (including something Pearl Jam OnLine related!). Also, not to be missed is the print edition of this month’s Italian rock magazine, on newsstands this weekend, featuring a cover story interview with Stone Gossard (click on the left to see a bigger image of the cover). And speaking of Italy, check out this nice ‘track by track’ advance review by Gianni Sibilla from the online rock magazine Rockol (in english).
Lightning Bolt: A Short Film by Danny Clinch ~ The promo video for Lightning Bolt directed by Danny Clinch was launched yesterday on Pearl Jam’s official YouTube channel. The nine-minute video features excerpts of Lightning Bolt performances (Mind Your Manners, Sirens, Lightning Bolt, Future Days and Getaway) and conversations with guest interviewers filmed in the band’s hometown of Seattle:
– Judd Apatow, American film producer and director (among others, “The 40 Year Old Virgin”, “Knocked Up” and cult TV series “Freaks and Geeks”)
– Carrie Brownstein, known for being in Sleater-Kinney, a rock band from Portland, also known as actress and author of the indie TV series Portlandia
– Steve Gleason, former professional football player in the NFL, who is currently battling ALS
– Mark Richards, Australian surf legend, four-time world champion and renewed surfboard-maker
More segments from these interviews will be released in the coming weeks. Here’s the video by Danny Clinch (who appears with Vedder listening to “Getaway” at full volume on the old Lincoln!):
14.00 CET Sirens: single and video!
Sirens: single and video! ~ “Sirens”, the second track from Pearl Jam’s forthcoming tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, was released yesterday via pearljam.com. Lightning Bolt is out October 15 in the US on Monkeywrench/Republic Records and is available for pre-order now at pearljam.com and on iTunes.
If you pre-ordered “Lightning Bolt” at pearljam.com, go to “my account” > “order” > view your Lightning Bolt order and click Mind Your Manners-Sirens in your desired format. Both singles, Mind Your Manners and Sirens, are also individually available for purchase at pearljam.com & iTunes.
Watch the “Sirens” video, directed by Danny Clinch, below.
#PJTrackReveal game ~ This week, Pearl Jam have launched a game on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #PJTrackReveal. Every day for five days, two sets of artwork elements have been gradually disclosed, revealing, once completed, the titles of two songs that will be on “Lightning Bolt” (the same method was used to disclose the artwork for the single “Mind Your Manners” a few weeks ago). Here are the final artwork & full tracklist:
(Click to view full size. Thanks to @pkdiablo)
2. Mind Your Manners
3. My Father’s Son
5. Lightning Bolt
8. Swallowed Whole
9. Let The Records Play
10. Sleeping By Myself
11. Yellow Moon
12. Future Days
Artwork by Don Pendleton (www.elephont.com). Here is a letter by Jeff Ament introducing Pendelton, who also worked on Jeff’s second solo album, “While My Heart Beats”.
21.00 CET Pearl Jam on iTunes + Mind Your Manners Video + More
Mind Your Manners video ~ Here’s the official video for Mind Your Manners by Danny Clinch!
Pearl Jam on iTunes ~ With the launch of the new Pearl Jam’s iTunes page, 2000 & 2003 official bootlegs were made available digitally for the first time (more precisely, the european leg of the Binaural Tour and the first American leg of the Riot Act Tour). The shows released in the “Vault” series were also added (more info here) as well as Ten, Vs and Vitalogy mastered for iTunes.
Made In America Festival Movie ~ The film directed by Ron Howard on the Made in America Festival, conceived and organized by Jay-Z and held last year in Philadelphia, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. This docu/movie will also feature Pearl Jam as the headliner of the second night of the festival. DVD and Blu-Ray editions with lots of extras to follow.
Shadow reunion and 10” single ~ On August 27, 2013 Easy Street Records in Seattle will host a Shadow reunion show & record release party. Shadow was one of the first bands of Mike McCready with Rick & Chris Friel and Danny Newcomb. A 10-inch vinyl will be released for this occasion, with two songs originally composed in 1982 by the band and re-recorded this year, “Shadow” and “The Lights Go Out Tonight.” The single will be also made available on iTunes.
Brad re-issues ~ On September 30, the label Razor & Tie will release the reissue the first two albums by Brad, Stone Gossard’s side project with friend Shawn Smith. Shame and Interiors will be reissued in both CD and vinyl with new artworks, curated by Regan Hagar. Interiors will feature two new songs, previously available only in Japanese import copies, entitled “Heaven Help” and “Séance”, while the vinyl version will contain the original but priviously unreleased studio recording intros from the band members prior to the start of each song. Pre-order both reissues now at the Establishment Store and Merch Now (with special bundles).
Eddie Vedder in a docu about the Cosmic Psychos ~ Eddie Vedder will be interviewed in the documentary “Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust” about the Cosmic Psychos, a punk rock band from Melbourne which opened for Pearl Jam back in 1995.
BDO Festival ~ Pearl Jam announced they will headline Australia and New Zealand’s Big Day Out Festival in 2014. The Festival kicks-off in Auckland, NZ on January 17th and wraps up in Perth, AU on February 2nd.
Jan. 17 – Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan. 19 – Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands, Gold Coast, Australia
Jan. 24 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Jan. 26 – Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Day One, Australia
Jan. 27 – Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Day Two, Australia
Jan. 31 – Bonython Park, Adelaide, Australia
Feb. 2 – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, Australia
Big Day Out 2014 Lineup:
Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Blur, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Mudhoney, Cosmic Psychos and many more.
New Pearl Jam App ~ Pearl Jam announced a new free app that features music, news, Ten Club membership, special merch, activism updates and mobile connectivity to the band’s social media networks. Get the app here!
Hunters & Collectors Tribute to feature Eddie Vedder and Neil Finn ~ “Crucible: The Songs of Hunters & Collectors” is due out Sept. 27 and will feature “Throw Your Arms Around Me” performed by Ed Vedder with Neil Finn.
“Lightning Bolt” & “Mind Your Manners” ~ So there we are: yesterday, at the end of the second countdown on pearljam.com/countdown, Pearl Jam have unveiled the title and release date for their tenth, highly anticipated studio album.
The album, titled “Lightning Bolt”, recorded between 2011 and 2013 and produced by longtime collaborator Brendan O’Brien, will be released on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records and is set for a US release on October 15. Internationally, it will be distributed by Universal Music Group a day earlier, October 14. The album consists of twelve tracks (the tracklist has not yet been revealed) and is available for pre-order at pearljam.com/lightningbolt in digital format, CD and vinyl (the pre-order comes with an instant, free download of the first single) and at iTunes. Ten Club members pre-orders will feature exclusive digital video content to be delivered on album release date.
Yesterday, as widely expected, the first single from “Lightning Bolt”, titled “Mind Your Manners”, was released. The track, a fast hardcore punk tune that owes as much to the X and the Dead Kennedys as to Motörhead and Plasmatics, is available for streaming on Pearl Jam’s official YouTube channel and can be purchased in digital format at the band’s store or at iTunes. Ready to headbang your head off!?
Also, as we predicted, a new countdown on pearljam.com/countdown has already started, ending on the same day as the release of “Lightning Bolt”. What is going to be revealed next?
21.00 CET Pearl Jam announce North American Tour 2013 + Countdown #2!
Countdown #1: North American Tour 2013! ~ On July 8, at exactly 12:00 pm (central time) the countdown section started a week ago on Pearl Jam’s official website has been unlocked announcing a two-leg, 24-date North American tour to be held between October and December. The tour will officially kick off in Pittsburgh on October 11 and end in Seattle on December 6, touching cities rarely visited by the band in recent years such as Buffalo, Worcester, Baltimore, Charlotte, Dallas, Phoenix, Oklahoma and Spokane. This is undoubtedly the most extensive tour made by Pearl Jam since the Avocado Tour in 2006. Tickets for the concerts will be available from Saturday, July 27 at ticketmaster.com while the Ten Club members lottery is already active.
Pearl Jam North American Tour 2013:
Oct-11 Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy Center
Oct-12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
Oct-15 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Oct-16 Worcester, MA DCU Center
Oct-18 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Oct-21 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct-22 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Oct-25 Hartford, CT XL Center
Oct-27 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Oct-29 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Oct-30 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov-1-3 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Nov-15 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
Nov-16 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov-19 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Nov-21 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Nov-23 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
Nov-24 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
Nov-26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Nov-29 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Nov-30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Dec-2 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Dec-4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Dec-6 Seattle, WA Key Arena
At least two snippets of unreleased new music can be heard on the tour promo video (above). Notably, at the end of it we can hear what seems to be the intro to a “short, sharp, hard and loud” track, perhaps the highly anticipated new single “Mind Your Manners”, which at this point could be announced at the end of the second (and, in our humble opinion, not last) countdown, set for Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 pm (central time) and already active on pearljam.com/countdown. Also, what could this image on the left mean? It’s been posted by PJ on their social networks in the last few hours and it’s getting constantly updated with new elements. Is it part of the artwork of the new single, to be fully revealed by Thursday? We just have to wait until the end of another countdown… stay tuned!
21.00 CET PEARL JAM COUNTDOWN!
Countdown ~ What’s going to happen on Pearl Jam’s official website on Monday, July 8 at 12:00 pm (central time)? That’s what fans worldwide have been asking themselves since July 1, when an email sent out to fans & social media alerts hashtagged #PearlJam2013 announced the launch of pearljam.com/countdown, a mysterious countdown at the end of which Pearl Jam will officially unveil their next steps.
Lots of rumors and unconfirmed reports are surfacing, such as:
– Announcement of an U.S. tour, speculated about for months and scheduled for fall 2013,
– Premiere of the first single (almost certainly titled “Mind Your Manners”) off their new album (with partial or full streaming of the track?),
– Details on the new album (tracklist, artwork, release date?)
A possible tracklist of the album – tentatively titled “Tides” – has surfaced on the web and rumor has it that it will be released on October 8, 2013. The album would consist of twelve tracks (46 minutes total) and the track listing would be as follows:
1. Reruns Revolution (3:36)
2. Kickstop (2:14)
3. Vivid Futures (3:58)
4. Mind Your Manners (3:08)
5. The Undertow (4:04)
6. Red (3:23)
7. Of The Earth (6:15)
8. Tracking Change (4:21)
9. Uncharted Terrain (3:59)
10. Foliage (2:16)
11. Derision (3:32)
12. Sans Fins (7:12)
The only thing that seems quite sure at the moment is the release of the single “Mind Your Manners” in July. Australian radio Triple M had the chance to listen to it and enthusiastically commented: “You’ll wet your pants over this. Think ‘Spin the Black Circle’. Short, sharp, hard and loud… If it’s any indication of the album that’s to come (rumored October release), the guys have picked up where they left Backspacer and added turbo charging. PJ fans are gonna love it.” Now we just have to wait until July 8 at 12:00 pm. Stay tuned!
21.00 CET Vault #3 + Seattle Surf Company
Here’s the setlist of the concert, that was originally scheduled for a fall 1998 release but plans changed and Pearl Jam decided to release a collection of the best performances of their 1998 tour (the live album “Live on Two Legs”).
09/19/98 – Constitution Hall: Washington, DC
Setlist: Long Road, Act of Love (Neil Young), Hail Hail, Dissident, Given to Fly, Corduroy, Wishlist, Not for You, All Those Yesterdays, Daughter/Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young)/W.M.A.,Whipping, Immortality, Push Me Pull Me, Faithfull, Present Tense, Rearviewmirror, Black, Do the Evolution
Encore: I Got Shit, Better Man, Alive, Soldier of Love (Cason/Moon)
Seattle Surf Company ~ T-shirts, posters, sweatshirts and several other Ed Vedder gadgets are now available in a new section of Pearl Jam’s official online shop, named Seattle Surf Company.
Five Horizons Exhibition ~ Five Horizons is the title of the first international photo exhibition dedicated to Pearl Jam to be held from June 13 to July 30 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. The retrospective traces the history and evolution of Pearl Jam through seventy shots taken by great photographers who have followed the band from their first beginnings to the present day, from the early 90s shots of Lance Mercer and Charles Peterson, until the very recent portraits of Steve Gullick and Danny Clinch.
Also on display, the winner of the photo contest previously launched by 5H and addressed to fans, who have been asked to send their photos of the band taken over the years. Designers Brad Klausen and Ben Brown created two limited edition posters, available for sale at the exhibit (and soon online). The website of the exhibit is fivehorizons-exhibition.com. Do not miss it!
Mind Your Manners: new Pearl Jam single? ~ No official word on it, but the first single off Pearl Jam’s new studio album could be released on July 16 via Republic Records (part of Universal Music Group). The song, titled “Mind Your Manners”, was listed as an upcoming release on AllAccess.com (reference point for all American radio stations) and immediately relaunched by Grunge Report. So far, there has been no confirmation or denial from Pearl Jam’s camp and the entry has since been removed from AllAccess.com… an accidental leak?
New Soundgarden Euro tour ~ Soundgarden have announced a series of new tour dates in Europe in September in support of their latest album, “King Animal”. Click here for details.
Drumgasm ~ Jackpot Records has announced that Matt Cameron is joining drummers, Zach Hill (Death Grips/Hella) and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag), have joined together to form the drummer supergroup, Drumgasm. Their full-length LP is currently available for pre-purchase as a hand-numbered vinyl with a digital download for $14.99 (+$4 S&H). Thanks to The Sky I Scrape.
Global Citizen Tickets! ~ Pearl Jam, Alabama Shakes, Animal Collective, Beirut, Tony Bennett, Dierks Bentley, Beyoncé, Black Sabbath, Bruce Springsteen, CANT, Brandi Carlile, Chvrches, Crystal Castles, Depeche Mode, the Disco Biscuits, Dixie Chicks, Drive-By Truckers, Fareoh, Fleet Foxes, Foo Fighters, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Gotye, Grizzly Bear, Heart, Bruce Hornsby, Jay-Z, JBM, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), the Joy Formidable, Kaiser Chiefs, Ke$ha, Angelique Kidjo, Kings Of Leon, Sondre Lerche, Linkin Park, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Menomena, My Morning Jacket, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, One Direction, Ozomatli, Ozzy Osbourne, Portugal. The Man, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Slightly Stoopid, Soundgarden, the String Cheese Incident, Temper Trap, Usher, the Vaccines, the War on Drugs, Kanye West and Neil Young, have joined in the Global Citizen Ticket Initiative.
This is a program, created by Pearl Jam’s manager, Kelly Curtis, that asks you to create an account at Globalcitizen.org and then do various tasks such as sign petitions or write to your lawmaker, and your actions earn you chances to win concert tickets. Thanks to The Sky I Scrape.
Second solo album by Stone Gossard ~ On June 25, Pearl Jam’s guitarist Stone Gossard will release his second solo album, the ideal sequel to “Bayleaf” released in September 2001. The new record, titled “Moonlander” is preceded by the single “I Need Something Different” (listen at pearljam.com/moonlander or download it from iTunes). In addition to the full-length album, Gossard will release two four-song EPs on iTunes. “Apollo“, comprised of the album’s first four tracks, will be available on Tuesday, May 7th and “Luna“, the subsequent four tracks from Moonlander, on Tuesday, June 4th. Each Tuesday for the next 10 weeks, a stream of a new album track and corresponding piece of original artwork will be revealed on the site Moonlander.
“Moonlander” features appearances from Gossard’s fellow musicians including Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Matt Chamberlain, Regan Hagar (Brad, Malfunkshun, Satchel), Pete Droge, Brandon Harper, Gregg Keplinger, Keith Lowe, Barbara Ireland (The Fags) and Hans Teuber.
1. I Need Something Different
2. Moon Landing
3. Both Live
4. Your Flames
5. Battle Cry
6. King of the Junkies
8. I Don’t Want To Go To Bed
9. Bombs Away
10. Witch Doctor
11. Beyond Measure
“Songs from the album were recorded between 2003-2011,” explains Gossard. “Over the last year, I went through all of my old demos and recordings that weren’t used as Pearl Jam or Brad songs and picked my favorites. With the help of Floyd Reitsma (Studio Litho engineer), Pete Droge (Executive Producer), and Hans Teuber (multi-instrumentalist and long time Hank Khoir collaborator) I went about trying to finish them. This included lots of re-singing tracks, fleshing out and re-editing, adding new instruments…”. “Moonlander” consists of 11 original songs written and performed by Gossard as well as 11 accompanying pieces of artwork.
“My daughter loves to paint and draw and when she would, I would as well,” says Gossard. “I hope the pieces convey a sense of freedom from formal rules and of playfulness that comes from hanging with your lovely 5-year old.”
Stone Gossard will release his solo album in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats via Monkeywrench Records.
Pearl Jam live at Voodoo Fest 2013! ~ Pearl Jam will headline the Voodoo Fest in early November in New Orelans, Louisiana. This will be the last date of their 2013 U.S. fall tour. The remaining dates, to be held between September and October 2013, will be announced soon on PearlJam.com.
News from Stone Gossard ~ During the recent Brad European tour, Pearl Jam OnLine was able to chat with Stone Gossard, who confirmed that Pearl Jam are not playing in Europe in 2013, but probably next year after the release of their new album. He added that his second solo record might come out soon and that Brad could return to Europe as early as next year.
Picture in a Frame ~ “Picture in a Frame” is a book by Jennifer Sando, an Australian photographer & fan who decided to document the stages of her dream: to take a portrait of her hero, Eddie Vedder. About 100 pages of beautiful black & white photos documenting Jennifer’s journey, from the initial concept and first contacts with Australian radio Triple J to the synergy established with her friends and supporters.
It ‘s a genuine and sincere work, whose pages have the same smell of freedom as “Into The Wild”. “Picture in a Frame” is for all the fans of the band and tells how a great idea and a dream can become a reality, when pursued with passion and creativity. The book is available at PictureInAFrameBook.
New U.S. tour for Soundgarden ~ Soundgarden have announced a series of new tour dates in the USA in May in support of their latest album, “King Animal”. Click here for details.
Pearl Jam announces two shows in July 2013 ~ Pearl Jam have announced a couple of shows to take place in London, Ontario and at Chicago’s Wrigley Field in July 2013. Both evenings will be “An Evening with Pearl Jam”; there will not be an opening band for either performance date.
The two show dates are:
July 16 – London, Ontario Budweiser Gardens (Canada)
July 19 – Chicago, Illinois, Wrigley Field (USA)
Fan Club members active as of Tues, Jan 22 are eligible for the Fan Club ticket drawing pre-sale. Public Sale tickets: Chicago IL – Sat, Feb 9th 10am local time at Tickets.com London, ON – Sat, Feb 9th 10am local time at Budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1.866.455.2849, or in person at the Box Office or Ticket Outlets. Fall tour dates in the US will be announced in the coming months.
Deluxe edition of ‘Above’ from Mad Season: details ~ While RNDM (Jeff Ament’s latest side project with Joseph Arthur and Richard Stuverud) are already recording their second album, details were released on the deluxe edition of “Above” by Mad Season, which hits the stores on April 2, 2013. The band, formed by Layne Staley (Alice In Chains), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), John Baker Saunders and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees) in 1994, released only one single beautiful album, “Above”, in 1995. The deluxe edition, already available for preorder on PearlJam.com, is a three-disc set comprised of two CDs and one DVD.
The first CD will feature a remastered version of “Above” and four bonus tracks: “Interlude”, a brand new instrumental written by McCready, and three songs – “Locomotive” (co-written with Peter Buck, former R.E.M.), “Black Book of Fear” and “Slip Away”- taken from the band’s second album that was never completed due to the death of Layne Staley. These songs have recently been completed with the help of Mark Lanegan on vocals (on “Above” he was featured in two songs , “I’m Above” and the beautiful “Long Gone Day”). Also on the first CD, a remixed version of the cover of John Lennon, “I Do not Wanna Be A Soldier”, whose original version appeared in a 1995 tribute to Lennon.
The second CD contains the full concert Mad Season played on April 29, 1995 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. The DVD contains the full video “Live At The Moore” remixed and remastered, plus more bonus footage, including a full concert of the band’s performance from New Years Eve 1995 at RKCNDY in Seattle, and both performances from the Seattle-based Self-Pollution Radio specials. The deluxe edition of “Above” will also be published as a 12″ 2LP expanded edition vinyl (available on Record Store Day, April 20, 2013) and as digital release on iTunes.
MAD SEASON “Above Deluxe” EPK – VIDEO
Ed Vedder sings for Springsteen ~ While Ed Vedder said to Rolling Stone that the new Pearl Jam record, their tenth, is “maybe halfway there. We’re taking our time. We’ll be ready to go when we’re ready to go”, it was announced that on February 8, 3013, Vedder will be paying tribute to one of his favorite artists, Bruce Springsteen, who will be awarded the “Music Cares Person of The Year” at a concert / tribute in Los Angeles, attended by Neil Young, Patti Smith, My Morning Jacket, Tom Morello, Elton John, Sting, Jackson Browne and many others.
Born in 1980, she joined the pearljamonline.it team in 2007, in particular taking care of the English version and the texts and translations section. Co-author of “Pearl Jam Evolution”, always looking for news and curiosities about the band.
Favorite song: Given To Fly
Favorite album: Vitalogy
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Bruce Springsteen, U2, Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, Ramones