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Taylor Swift Fans Urged to 'Finish the Job' Pearl Jam Started

Grunge band went to war with Ticketmaster in 1994

(Newser) - Fans are urging Taylor Swift and Pearl Jam to work together—and they're not talking about an album of Swift-Eddie Vedder duets. The Ticketmaster Taylor Swift debacle this week has brought back memories of the grunge band's battle against the company nearly 30 years ago, Fox reports. In...

Pearl Jam: Wildfire Smoke at Gig Harmed Vedder's Throat

Band apologizes for calling off Vienna concert

(Newser) - The wildfires sweeping across Europe have caused the cancelation of a Pearl Jam concert—and it's not because the Vienna venue is at risk. The band called off the concert hours before showtime Wednesday, saying singer Eddie Vedder's throat had been damaged due to heat, dust, and smoke...

18-Year-Old Fan Fills in for Pearl Jam's Drummer

Kai Neukermans contacted band after Matt Cameron tested positive for COVID

(Newser) - Days after 18-year-old Kai Neukermans went to a Pearl Jam concert in Inglewood, California, he found himself drumming for the grunge legends at their Oakland concert. The high school student has played at big festivals with his band The Alive, but he tells SFGate that the Friday gig at the...

Obama Guests: Spielberg, Pearl Jam, a 'COVID Coordinator'

President hosting birthday bash on Martha's Vineyard amid delta surge

(Newser) - Barack Obama is turning 60 on Wednesday, and he plans to celebrate with a bash on his 30-acre property this weekend on Martha's Vineyard, reports Axios . The site says nearly 500 guests are expected, in addition to about 200 staff to serve them, a total that's raising eyebrows...

Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' Video Is 25. It's Star Would've Been 37

Inside the life and death of the boy who was 'Jeremy'

(Newser) - This August marks the 25th anniversary of the music video for "Jeremy," which dominated MTV and rocketed Pearl Jam into superstardom. It also marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Trevor Wilson—better known as the video's title character. To mark the occasion, Billboard spoke...

Pearl Jam, Tupac Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame

Journey and Joan Baez are also in the 2017 class

(Newser) - Seattle rockers Pearl Jam, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and 1970s hitmakers Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night. Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, and Yes were also part of the 2017 class inducted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, which...

Eddie Vedder Repays Man Who Once Saved His Life

Pearl Jam donates $70K after hero has his own boating accident

(Newser) - More than 10 years ago, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was paddling in Hawaii with friends when their canoe overturned. Keith Baxter was also out boating with his daughter, and they rescued Vedder and friends after they had been stranded for two hours, Entertainment Weekly reports. Last year, Baxter was...

First Time's the Charm for 2016 Rock Hall

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam among inductees

(Newser) - The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees that also includes folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes, and Electric Light Orchestra. While Shakur, Baez, Pearl Jam, and ELO were elected this year in their first...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eddie Vedder Ties the Knot
 Eddie Vedder Ties the Knot 

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.

Pearl Jam's Backspacer More of Same

 Pearl Jam's Backspacer 
 More of Same 

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....

Most Controversial Music Videos
 Most Controversial 
 Music Videos 

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

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...

Mel's Lover Still Pregnant: Sources
 Mel's Lover Still 
 Pregnant: Sources 

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

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...

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...

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