Watch Eddie Vedder, Beyonce Duet on Bob Marley Classic

September 27, 2015

The Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday was brimming with surprise duets – Coldplay and Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran, Sting and Common, Sheeran and festival curator Chris Martin – but perhaps...


Watch Pearl Jam, Stephen Colbert Cover Neil Young

September 24, 2015

With Pearl Jam in New York for this weekend's Global Citizen Festival, the band stopped by Late Show With Stephen Colbert to make their first live appearance of 2015. Eddie Vedder and company opened things up with their Lightning Bolt track...


Pearl Jam, GN'R Members Unite for Raucous Stooges Covers Gig

August 24, 2015

Mark Arm is slowly running out of Seattle landmarks to perform at. Two years ago, he and his Mudhoney bandmates celebrated 25 years together by playing a set on top of the Space Needle. And last night he fronted a supergroup of rock luminaries...


Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Pearl Jam Deep Cuts

July 15, 2015

Hardcore Pearl Jam fans absolutely love the deep cuts. They may tepidly applaud "Even Flow" and "Jeremy" in concert, but when the band kicks into something like "Sweet Lew" or "Of the Girl" they absolutely lose their minds. Pearl Jam know this...


Watch Eddie Vedder Rock Out With the Sonics at Record Shop

April 19, 2015

Eddie Vedder made a surprise appearance at Seattle's Easy Street Records Saturday when he joined reunited proto-punk group the Sonics for that band's Record Store Day performance. The Sonics' gig, which benefitted Seattle's public radio station...


Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament to Help Fund Montana Skateboard Park

March 8, 2015

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament is helping to fund a new skateboard park in Stevensville, Montana. The community was initially raising the $60,000 needed to kickstart the project with bake sales, raffles and Valentine’s Day roses, but after visiting...


All-Star Mad Season Tribute Adds Three Mystery Guests

January 25, 2015

On January 30th, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their side project Mad Season's lone LP Above with a unique performance alongside the Seattle Symphony. The...

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Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Coldplay to Play Global Citizen Fest

July 9, 2015

UPDATE: Common and Tori Kelly have been added to the performers' list at the upcoming festival, while Usher, Katie Holmes, Laverne Cox and Connie Britton have joined the festival's Host Committee. The fourth annual Global Citizen Festival will feature...


Record Label Sues Studio Owner Over Temple of the Dog Tapes

April 12, 2015

The master recording tapes of Temple of the Dog, one of grunge's greatest supergroups, are at the center of a lawsuit between A&M Records and the co-founder of a Seattle recording studio. The tapes are currently in the possession of London Bridge...


Former Pearl Jam Drummer Wanted on Drug Charges

February 26, 2015

Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese, who was behind the kit for band's 1993 album Vs. and 1994 LP Vitalogy, has two warrants out for his arrest in Denton, Texas: Possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear on a manufacture...


Why You Won't Hear Nirvana, Pearl Jam in Milwaukee

January 16, 2015

In what's become a tradition between cities involved in major sporting events, a Wisconsin rock radio station announced that they would refrain from playing any Seattle bands until the completion of the NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers...



Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan to Join Reunited Mad Season

December 15, 2014

The grunge supergroup Mad Season, which put out their sole album Above in 1995, will reunite next year for a performance with the Seattle Symphony. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will fill in for the group's singer – Alice in Chains frontman...


Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament on Basketball and Breaking Noses

October 29, 2014

There's always been something of a divide between the worlds of sports and music. Musicians are supposed to be too precocious, slight and cardigan-prone to concern themselves with the pig-headed machismo of professional athletics. And athletes are...


Pearl Jam Celebrate 'Yield' at Milwaukee Gig

October 21, 2014

Over the weekend, Pearl Jam shocked fans in Moline, Illinois by performing their 1996 album No Code in order and in its entirety for the first time. After a normal, 30-plus-song Pearl Jam concert in St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday, the band had yet...


10 Best Things We Saw at Austin City Limits Fest 2014

October 6, 2014

Austin City Limits Festival — a Texas institution almost on par with South by Southwest — kicked off its second year as a two-week music bonanza with three days of almost cloudless skies at picturesque Zilker Park. Onstage, veteran rockers...


Springsteen, Vedder Con Artist Sentenced to Four Years

July 28, 2014

Portland alt-country musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding over 30 investors out of $586,000 by vowing to hold a concert and release a compilation album benefitting the West Memphis Three (who were infamously...


Jeff Ament: Pearl Jam Have 'Stuff Stowed Away' for New Album

November 5, 2014

Late last month, Pearl Jam put Lightning Bolt to bed, wrapping a tour in support of the album that took them around the world yet again. Now almost a quarter-century into their existence, Pearl Jam seem to have reached a new level of appreciation...


Temple of the Dog Reunite at Bridge School Benefit

October 26, 2014

When it was first revealed that both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were on the bill for Neil Young's annual all-acoustic Bridge School Benefit concerts in this year, grunge fans immediately wondered whether a rare Temple of the Dog appearance...


Pearl Jam Play Whole 'No Code,' Debut New Song at Moline Gig

October 18, 2014

Pearl Jam had a pair of major surprises in store for fans at their Friday night concert at Moline, Illinois' iWireless Center. Not only did Eddie Vedder debut a new song dedicated to the Quad Cities town, Pearl Jam performed their 1996 album No Code straight...


Pearl Jam, Neil Young to Play Bridge School

September 12, 2014

The annual Bridge School Benefit Concert organized by Neil Young will feature a typically star-studded lineup of big names playing acoustic sets. In addition to a set by Young, performers include Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones,...