Eddie Vedder

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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...

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...

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.

Kings of Leon: We're Too Popular
 Kings of Leon: 
 We're Too Popular 

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...

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....

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...

Protest Songs Get Tuned Out
 Protest Songs Get Tuned Out 

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...

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...

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