Pearl Jam

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First-Timers on Rock Hall of Fame Ballot: Pearl Jam, Tupac

Journey, Joan Baez, Depeche Mode also get the nod

(Newser) - The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the 19 acts that were nominated Tuesday are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and... More »

Pearl Jam Won't Be Jamming in NC

Neither will Boston, thanks to new LGBT law

(Newser) - First Bruce Springsteen and Cirque du Soleil , now Pearl Jam and Boston. The latter two bands have both announced they're pulling out of scheduled concerts in North Carolina in response to the state's recently passed law that curtails anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community, the AP reports. Pearl... More »

Pearl Jam Gives $125K to Fight Flint Water Crisis

Band has raised thousands more from industry, fans

(Newser) - Pearl Jam has stepped up to help people affected by the Flint water crisis and the grunge band is calling on fans and the rest of the music industry to do the same. The band has pledged $125,000 to the United Way's Flint Water Fund and secured another... More »

Obama Spent Last Day of Vacation With Rock Star

Visited with Eddie Vedder on Saturday afternoon

(Newser) - President Obama is back in DC after a two-week Hawaii vacation, and one detail of how he spent his 15th day in paradise is grabbing a few headlines: In addition to beach time and a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (his mother's father is buried... More »

Pearl Jam Scammed by Own Money Man?

Tour accountant Rickey Goodrich accused of stealing $380K

(Newser) - The exec who handled Pearl Jam's "road cash" has been charged with scamming the grunge veterans of at least $380,000 over several years. Prosecutors say Rickey Goodrich, the former chief financial officer for Pearl Jam's management company, used the band's cash and credit cards to... More »

Eddie Vedder Ties the Knot

Weds longtime girlfriend in Hawaii

(Newser) - Eddie Vedder married longtime girlfriend Jill McCormick Saturday, E! reports. The Pearl Jam frontman, 45, has been engaged to the 32-year-old model since December; they have two daughters. Vedder, who has been married once before, wed McCormick in Hawaii in front of guests including Sean Penn and Jack Johnson. More »

Pearl Jam's Backspacer More of Same

Despite controversy over Target release, album is praiseworthy—not groundbreaking

(Newser) - Pearl Jam “plays it tight, short and fast on its ninth studio album, Backspacer (Monkeywrench), out Tuesday,” writes Greg Kot for the Chicago Tribune. In its first self-released album, the band steamrolls through 11 songs in just 37 minutes—but it’s 37 minutes of “step-on-it-and-go attack.... More »

Most Controversial Music Videos

Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, incestuous Gainsbourgs make list

(Newser) - With MTV's Video Music Awards set for Sunday (not that you'll see many videos on the channel these days), takes a look at some of the form’s most controversial:
  • Closer, Nine Inch Nails: To go along with the explicitly sexual lyrics, this 1994 piece includes a monkey
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Pearl Jam Via Target? It's a Brave New World

'The Fixer' is their best song in years, however you come by it

(Newser) - Pearl Jam has been proudly iconoclastic for years—releasing records on vinyl, eschewing music videos, “bootlegging” concerts, and fighting Ticketmaster—but they’re getting old. So it surprises Jonah Weiner that The Fixer, the single from the band’s new album Backspacer, is “by far the most exciting... More »

Mel's Lover Still Pregnant: Sources

Plus, A-Rod moves on, and more

(Newser) - Mel Gibson’s lover is pregnant—yes, the National Enquirer said so two weeks ago, reports the New York Post, but now sources close to Gibson have confirmed Oksana Grigorieva is expecting. Elsewhere:
  • Also from the Post, Alex Rodriguez has moved on from Madonna to Kate Hudson. The two have
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Online Spaces Snub Free Speech That Offends

'Good corporate citizens' send blogs, photos, videos to the trashbin

(Newser) - A variety of websites are deleting postings that could offend, and with full legal protection—sparking debate about whether free speech exists online. Case in point: an image of a young smoker posted on Yahoo's photo service. It was cut for promoting underage smoking, but the photographer calls it a... More »

Pearl Jam Mixes Dylan, Politics at Bonnaroo

'This has to be the time,' Vedder tells thousands

(Newser) - Pearl Jam stormed Bonnaroo's massive stage last night for a 3-hour live show that mixed B-sides and Bob Dylan covers with a heapin' helping of politics, reports Rolling Stone. The performance in front of tens of thousands was rare for grunge's supergroup, reports the AP, which has largely avoided such... More »

Nine Inch Nails Pinch Scalpers

New online strategy aims to get tix straight to fans

(Newser) - Nine Inch Nails aims to outmaneuver scalpers and undercut premium ticket brokers with an online strategy during an upcoming summer concert tour, Reuters reports. Tickets will be sold directly to fans registered on the band's website beginning 72 hours before each concert date. Organizers hope tight ID restrictions will ensure... More »

Webcaster Mutes Band's Anti-Bush Lyrics

Censor intercepts Pearl Jam's jab; AT&T blames 'mistake'

(Newser) - Pearl Jam is slamming AT&T after the telecom company censored its Webcast of the band's performance at Lollapalooza Sunday. Lyrics telling George Bush to "leave this world alone" and "find another home" during the Chicago show vanished from the streaming version of the gig; AT&T blames... More »

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