Eddie Vedder

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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 »

Kings of Leon: We're Too Popular

Frontman Caleb Followill annoyed by group's success

(Newser) - You’d think Kings of Leon would be thrilled by the group's recent success, capped off by four Grammy nods for “Use Somebody,” but it's actually kind of annoying. “We definitely got bigger than we wanted to be,” frontman Caleb Followill tells Spin . “You feel... 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 »

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 »

Protest Songs Get Tuned Out

Downloading, disconnection leaving generation without a soundtrack

(Newser) - So where are all the anti-war anthems? Opposition to the Vietnam War spawned a genre of classic counterculture songs, but not so the Iraqi war, despite widespread opposition. The main reason, Politico notes, is the narrowed scope of the music industry today. Singers still sing protests songs, but only their... 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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