Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder paid a visit to the Ramones Museum in Berlin last week, accompanied by his guitar tech. He spent a few hours sharing stories, thoughts and memories about the late Johnny Ramone and other members. But perhaps most interesting is the touching, handwritten note Vedder left at the site.
Nearly every music lover has dreamed of meeting their favorite group before a concert and being asked if they had any special requests. Pearl Jam have done even better than that. For their June 27 show, they chose a longtime member of their fan club and had him create the entire set list for the performance.
In what seemed like stars were aligning in Amsterdam over the weekend, mega rock stars Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty were on stage together to perform two of the latter’s songs. Watch fan footage of the Pearl Jam leader join Petty and his Heartbreakers on ‘The Waiting’ and ‘American Girl’ below.
While in the midst of their summer European tour, Pearl Jam crossed paths with classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Amsterdam on Sunday (June 24). Vocalist Eddie Vedder stepped onstage during Petty’s show at the Heineken Music Hall, lending his pipes to the band on ‘The Waiting’ and ‘American Girl’ — check out the video below.
The '90s, more specifically the early '90s, were a glorious time period in rock music. It was the dawning of a new era. Out with the hair metal bands, and in with the raw, unapologetic power of grunge.
The Seattle court system is looking into a former Pearl Jam management firm executive who has been charged with 33 counts of theft. Ricky Charles Goodrich is accused of pilfering hundreds of thousands of dollars from the band.
It’s a sad time in Radiohead as the band deals with the death of their drum tech, Scott Johnson, who was killed over the weekend during the collapse of their stage while setting up for their Saturday show in Toronto. Three other crew members were injured.
‘While My Heart Beats,’ the second solo album from Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, will be released tomorrow (June 12) via the band’s own Monkeywrench Records. Ament’s first solo disc, ‘Tone,’ came out back in 2008.
‘S.O.S. (Save Our Studio) A Benefit Album’ is a new 49-track disc pulled together to support the revitalization of The Compound Studio, a studio frequented by a bevy of musicians in Southern California including Pearl Jam’s own Mike McCready.
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