News – April/June 2007

Saturday 06.23.2007
 15.00 “Into the wild trailer”

At this link you can watch a trailer for ‘Into the wild’, the new movie written and directed by Sean Penn (click here for more info on this film). Unfortunately, there’s still no trace of any of the songs that Ed Vedder has written for this movie… but in the closing credits you can read ‘Music by Michael Brook with Kaki King and Eddie Vedder’.

Friday  06.08.2007
 23.00 “Lisbon show live in streaming!”
Tonight’s Pearl Jam show at Alive Festival in Lisbon will be fully streamed live on portuguese radio Best Rock  starting at 0.40 AM (CET). There’s also a 30 minutes tv video streaming of the show available through the web, following these instructions .
Thursday  06.07.2007
 14.00 “Ed Vedder to be in new Who documentary + Madrid show live streaming”
A movie about Who’s legendary 1970 Valentine’s Day gig at Leeds University will hit theatres in the fall. The documentary features ‘unearthed footage’ as well as new interviews with Daltrey, Pete Townshend and famous fans of the english rock band, including Eddie Vedder and The Edge (U2). In other news, Pearl Jam’s show at Festimad in Madrid (Spain) on June 9 will be streamed live on spanish Radio 3 starting at 11 PM (CET) [thanks to jfm for the news].
Wednesday  06.06.2007
 20.00 “There will not be official bootlegs available for the European Tour 2007″
Since the Ten Club still has not provided any news, we have contacted Pearl Jam’s official fanclub and asked them if the bootlegs for the upcoming European tour are going to be released as usual. The answer we received was negative: ” At this time, there will not be official bootlegs available for the European Tour 2007″. The Ten Club has also added that there are no further plans to release these bootlegs. Let’s hope for more, better news.
Wednesday  05.30.2007
 14.00 “A conversation with Ed Vedder and Tomas Young + more info about ‘Body of war'”

As Pearl Jam OnLine reported several weeks ago (link), the official web site of ‘Body of war’ documentary, , has just put online a beautiful video conversation with Ed Vedder and Tomas Young, a 25 years old Iraq war veteran, who came home paralyzed. You can watch the video here. During the clip, you can hear Pearl Jam’s singer playing parts of his ‘No more’ (previously known as ‘No more war’), an anthem against the war, presented during his latest live appearances. The documentary score will also feature another unreleased Vedder song, written and played by him and called ‘Long Nights’, about Tomas Young’s life and which can be heard playing background, together with the aforementioned ‘No more’, in the trailer on the website. At the moment, the documentary release date is still to be announced.

Ed Vedder interviewed on ‘Body of War’

‘Body of war’ trailer

New pictures of Ed Vedder together with Tomas Young, Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue are available on the official website of ‘Body of war’ documentary:

E.V., Tomas, Ellen and Phil
Tomas, Ellen, Bernadine Colish and E.V.
E.V., Phil, Tomas and Lisa Harper
Phil, Thomas, Ellen and E.V.
Tuesday 05.29.2007
 21.00 “Pearl Jam at The Police show in Vancouver + Vedder working with Sean Penn?”

The Police, the historical band consisting of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland, played a Fan Club show in Vancouver on May 27, their first one after splitting 23 years ago. Ed Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament were at the show, together with Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M. Below, a picture taken backstage at the concert:

From left to right: Stone Gossard, Mike Mills, Jeff Ament, Peter Buck, Sting, Andy Summers, Eddie Vedder & Stewart Copeland.

UPDATE (06/01/2007)

Charlie Musselwhite, a famous American bluesman, has confirmed that Ed Vedder is working on Sean Penn’s next film project, ‘Into the wild’, which Penn wrote and directed. Musselwhite has recently been in a Seattle studio with Ed Vedder and Sean Penn, working on the soundtrack to Penn’s latest movie, due out 21 September (U.S. release date). It is based on the book ‘Into the wild’ by Jon Krakauer and is about the young, idealistic Christopher McCandless, who abandons life as most of us know it for the Alaskan wilderness. Cast and other movie info are available at this Imdb page. At the moment, there is no specific information about the songs that Ed Vedder wrote for the movie and the soundtrack release date has not yet been determined.

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In other news, the Seattle Times has recently reported that Sean Penn (with wife Robin Wright Penn) has been seen with Pearl Jam’s singer after the “Grey’s Anatomy” Look-Alike contest at Hotel Monaco, in Seattle, on May 17. The actor and the musician are rumored to be collaborating on Penn’s next film project. More info to come soon.

Monday 05.21.2007
 22.00 “Pearl Jam’s “Big wave” in “Surf’s Up” soundtrack”
Pearl Jam’s “Big Wave”, from their self titled studio album, will be featured on the soundtrack for a new animation movie called “Surf’s Up”, about the groundbreaking revelation that surfing was actually invented by penguins and which will show penguins in a surfing competition. Incubus, New Radicals and 311 are some of the many artists involved. “Surf’s Up” opens in U.S. theaters on June 8th, while the theatrical release date in Italy is set for October 5th. The related soundtrack is due in stores June 5th.
Wednesday 05.16.2007
 20.00 “Ed Vedder on the new Rolling Stones DVD”

Ed Vedder will be featured on the upcoming Rolling Stones DVD, which is called “The Bigger Bang” and documents the 2005/2006 tour of Mick Jagger’s and Keith Richards’ band. The duet with Pearl Jam singer on “Wild Horses”, from the 28th September 2005 show in Pittsburgh, when the Seattle band opened for the Stones, will be amongst various duets included on the DVD. Thanks to ‘corvonero’ for the news.

Monday 05.14.2007
 20.00 “Too Tough To Die: premiere & more details”

The Ramones official website ( has just announced that ‘Too Tough To Die’, a documentary about the regretted guitarist of the legendary punk band, Johnny Ramone, will premiere on June 29th at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California (here you can find the event’s flyer, which will be hosted by Henry Rollins, Marky Ramone & Linda, Johnny’s widow).

The documentary consists of two parts:

– the first one is dedicated to the Ramones 30th anniversary concert, which took place Semptember 12th 2004, just three days before Johnny’s death and automatically turned into a tribute to Johnny. Ed Vedder, amongst other participants, was there and played two Ramones classics, ‘Sheena is a Punk Rocker’ (mp3) and ‘I Believe in Miracles’, together with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Bad religion’s Brett Gurewitz and Marky & C.J. Ramone;

– the second part covers the cerimony of the unveiling of Johnny Ramone’s monument at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which took place in 2005. The memorial includes heart felt, emotional speeches by Johnny’s inner circle of friends: Pearl Jam singer Ed Vedder, Vincent Gallo, Rob Zombie, John Frusciante, Pete Yorn, Nicolas Cage, Seymour Stein, president of Sire records, the guitarist’s widow Linda, Tommy Ramone and C.J. Ramone.

“He wasn’t just a friend, he was a teacher. I don’t think there’s anyone else I’ve learned as much from in my life, having grown up without a father. I really can’t imagine who I would be today, what my personal makeup would be if it weren’t for the personal relationship I had with John”
(Ed Vedder)

At the moment, the DVD release date for this documentary is still unknown but we’ll keep you updated as soon as more news become available.

Thursday 05.10.2007
 18.00 “New entries by McCready & Gossard from the Tenclub”

Pearl Jam’s official website ( has just published two entries by the band’s guitarists.

The first one is a short interview Mike McCready gave to Ten Club where he talks about the upcoming release of “Live at the Gorge 05/06”. The guitarist reveals that the Gorge ‘is the most beautiful place’ he has ever played and that the band choose to release the three shows played in 2005 and 2006 in this location because they were ‘kind of book ends’ to their  U.S./Canadian/world tours from 2005 and 2006. McCready also reveals that his friend Chris Adams, who he met through the CCFA, ‘wrote the set list for the first Gorge show in 2006, upon Ed’s request’ and that the day of the second show he had brought his family along and on Sunday afternoon before the show he got to meet some fans. Mike has also said that the band is always thinking about new ways to make their music available to their fans and fans of live music.

The second one is a nice letter by Stone Gossard about environment, which is available in the ‘activism’ section of the band’s website (

Thursday 05.03.2007
 00.00 “Pearl Jam’s new release: Live at the Gorge 05/06”

The Ten Club has just announced the release of “Pearl Jam Live at the Gorge 05/06”, a limited-edition 7CDs box set documenting the three wonderful shows played by Pearl Jam at the Gorge in 2005/2006. The release date is June 26th, 2007 through the band’s own label (Monkeywrench Records). A Pre-Order for the exclusive Ten Club version of “Live at the Gorge 05/06” is already open to active fan club members only (at the cost of $34.99 -plus shipping-, the packages will ship after June 20th), while the pre-sale will open to the general public beginning May 9. The release date for retail outlets will be June 26th. The exclusive Ten Club version of “Live at the Gorge 05/06” includes a limited edition postcard set, featuring 3 concert poster images and the box set cover art image.

Below, the box set artwork and the set lists of the three shows Pearl Jam played at the Gorge:

 >> PJOnLine’s special about this release available here <<

01.09.2005 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
Acoustic Set : I Believe In Miracles (Ramones) , Small Town, Off He Goes, Lowlight, Man of the Hour, I Am Mine, Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams) , Black, Hard to Imagine
Setlist: Given To Fly, Last Exit, Save You, Do The Evolution, Alone, Sad, Even Flow, Not For You/Jam, Corduroy, Dissident, MFC, Undone, Daughter, In My Tree (Slow version) , State of Love and Trust, Alive, Porch, Love Boat Captain, Insignificance, Rearviewmirror, Betterman
Encore 1: I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty, Ed solo) , Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran) , Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone) , Blood
Encore 2: Yellow Ledbetter, Baba O’Riley (The Who)

22.07.2006 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
Setlist: Wash, Corduroy, Hail Hail, World Wide Suicide, Severed Hand, Given To Fly, Small Town, Even Flow, Down, I Am Mine, Unemployable, Daughter/ It’s Ok (Dead Moon), Gone, Black, Insignificance, Life Wasted, Blood
Encore 1: Footsteps, Once, Alive, State of Love and Trust, Crown Of Thorns (Mother Love Bone), Leash, Porch
Encore 2: Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran), Inside Job, Go, Baba O’Riley (The Who), Dirty Frank, Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young), Yellow Ledbetter/Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)/Star Spangled Banner

23.07.2006 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
Setlist: Severed Hand, Corduroy, World Wide Suicide, God’s Dice, Animal, Do The Evolution, In Hiding, Green Disease, Even Flow, Marker In The Sand, Wasted Reprise, Better Man/Save It For Later (English Beat), Army Reserve, Garden, Rats, Whipping, Jeremy, Why Go
Encore 1: I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty), Life Wasted, Big Wave, Satan’s Bed, Spin The Black Circle, Alive
Encore 2: Given To Fly, Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix), Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams), Comatose, Fuckin’ Up (Neil Young), Yellow Ledbetter/Star Spangled Banner

Monday 04.23.2007
 23.00 “Ed Vedder live @ Kokua Festival: new song”

Over the last weekend, Ed Vedder & Boom Gaspar played the Kokua Music Festival in Honolulu (Hawaii). Predictably, the two shows have brought some interesting news for all Pearl Jam fans. The most important one: Vedder presented a new song (provisional title: ‘No more war’), and played it acoustic. Introducing the song during the first night, Vedder revealed that he wrote it just three days before, so it is very likely that this is one of the songs Vedder declared he was working on for the score of ‘Body of war’ documentary, as previously reported here . The new song has been played the following night too, but full-band this time. A video of the new song, taken from the first night, is available here:

The complete setlists of the two shows, that saw Jack Johnson and Ed Vedder interacting very much during each other’s sets, are already available in ‘on the road’ section. Here are some photos of the event.

Friday 04.20.2007
 23.00 “Ed Vedder recording songs for ‘Body of War’ score”
In this amazing interview  with the Honolulu Advertiser, Ed Vedder has revealed that he’s working on ‘a couple of songs’ for a documentary, which it’s going to be called “Body of War”, produced by Phil Donahue and directed by Ellen Spiro. The movie is about Tomas Young, a 25 years old Iraq war veteran, who came home paralyzed. It’s still unknown when these songs will be released. Boom Gaspar has been interviewed too, by the  Star Bulletin and he has revelaed, among other things, that the person who introduced Ed Vedder to him was C.J. Ramone, the former bass player of the punk band The Ramones, who’s a part-time Hawaii resident, just like Vedder. 
Friday 04.20.2007
 16.00 “Ed Vedder & Boom live @ Kokua Festival this weekend: MySpace video streaming”
This weekend, Ed Vedder & Boom Gaspar, along with Matt Costa, Ernie Cruz Jr e The Girlas and other artists, will perform at the Kokua Festival, a benefit concert hosted by Jack Johnson and friends, which will take place in Honolulu (Hawaii). As we previously reported, the 22 April show (the second night of the Festival) will be broadcasted live, as well as behind-the-scene footage and interviews, at this MySpace link, to celebrate Earth Day. Also according to , the show will start at 4 pm local time on both days (21-22 April) and will go until 10 pm local time. (i.e. East Coast US residents will see the beginning of the show at 10 pm and it will end the next morning at 4 am).
Monday 4.16.2007
 23.00 “Fifth ‘Burn to Shine’ DVD’s tracklist”

As PJOnLine reported some time ago (link), Ed Vedder will be featured in the fifth volume of the “Burn to Shine” DVD series. The DVD tracklist has just been revealed and is the following:

01 Spook the Horse – “Another New Year”
02 Harvey Danger – “Little Round Mirrors”
03 Tiny Vipers – “On This Side”
04 Blue Scholars – “Morning of America”
05 David Bazan – “Cold Beer and Cigarettes”
06 Benjamin Gibbard – “Broken Yoke in Western Sky”
07 Eddie Vedder – “Can’t Keep”
08 Minus the Bear – “Arctic Knights”
09 The Cave Singers – “Called”
10 The Long Winters – “Departure”
11 Kinski – “Japan”
12 The Can’t See – “Bar Fight”
13 Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death – “Big Bed”
14 Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter – “The Air Is Thin”

Here at this link, you can find a picture taken during the ‘Can’t Keep’ recording sessions. At the moment, the DVD release date is still unknown.

Friday 4.06.2007
 15.00 “Pearl Jam to headline Lollapalooza on August 5 + new interview with Mike

As PJ OnLine previously reported, the Ten Club has confirmed that Pearl Jam will headline this year’s Lollapalooza Festival on Sunday, August 5th in Chicago. 3-day passes are on sale here. No single-day tickets will be available until further notice and there are no Ten Club tickets available for this show. Synergy has also confirmed that this is the band’s only scheduled U.S. date for 2007.

Update (4.12.2007) Other artists that will perform at Lollapalooza 2007 have been announced today:Daft Punk, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy & the Stooges, Modest Mouse, Interpol, My Morning Jacket, Satellite Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, the Roots, Patti Smith, Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, Regina Spektor, Spoon, Lupe Fiasco, TV on the Radio, Pete Yorn, G. Love & Special Sauce, Paolo Nutini, Amy Winehouse, LCD Soundsystem, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Silverchair, Femi Kuti, Yo La Tengo, the Hold Steady, Jack’s Mannequin, Stephen Marley, Sound Tribe Sector 9, M.I.A., Slightly Stoopid, Blonde Redhead, Sparklehorse, Sean Lennon, !!!, Blue October, Son Volt, Motion City Soundtrack, Polyphonic Spree, Peter Bjorn & John, Silversun Pickups, CSS, the Rapture, the Wailers, Roky Erickson, Tapes n Tapes, Heartless Bastards, the View, the Cribs, the Fratellis, Ghostland Observatory, Tokyo Police Club, Rhymefest, Soulive, Cold War Kids, Annuals, Fields, Electric Six, Jim Noir, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Sam Roberts Band, Black Angels, Charlie Musselwhite, Aqueduct, Juliette & the Licks, Dios, Viva Voce, David Vandervelde, Los Campesinos!, Chin Up Chin Up, Ryan Shaw, Colour Revolt, Satin Peaches, Illinois, Arckid, Mickey Avalon, The 1900s, Bang Bang Bang, Bound Stems, High Class Elite, Carey Ott, Matt Roan.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Mike McCready has revealed that after the last tour ended, band members have been demoing material on their own while staying in occasional contact via email and that he has tested out some ideas with guitarist Stone Gossard and drummer Matt Cameron in separate sessions as well. Talking about future Pearl Jam projects, McCready has said that Pearl Jam has “no set date” for returning to the studio and added: “When we get it all together, we’ll decide to do a record. That may be a year from now or half-a-year from now”.  The guitarist has also said that they’re not going to go on tour for another year-and-a-half tour for the rest of their lives.

Wednesday 4.04.2007
 23.00 “Ed Vedder with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on May 5”
On May 5, Pearl Jam’s Ed Vedder will perform an acoustic set during the the annual Hullabaloobenefit, organized by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea and which will take place at the Henry Fonda Theater (Los Angeles). The RHCP will headline the show. Jazz great Charlie Haden and the L.A. alt-bluegrass duo the Ditty Bops, as well as other surpise guests, will be amongst the artists that will perform during the show, hosted by actor Woody Harrelson.