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Win Butler Jams With Pearl Jam

February 3, 2014

Lately, Pearl Jam's favorite song to have special guests join them on is Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." Last year, Portlandia star and Sleater-Kinney alumna Carrie Brownstein and Annie Clark of St. Vincent...

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Temple of the Dog Reunite

December 10, 2013

Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary concerts at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley in 2011 featured guest appearances by Liam Finn, Dhani Harrison, John Doe, Julian Casablancas, Glen Hansard, Josh Homme and members of Mudhoney. But it wasn't until the encores that they...

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Sleater-Kinney Reunite at Pearl Jam Show

November 30, 2013

Pearl Jam wrapped up their concert at Portland's Moda Center last night by making a little local history. For the final number, the band brought out Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss to join in on a cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' In the...

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Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' Shows Coming to SiriusXM

November 15, 2013

Pearl Jam fans will be able to listen to concerts from the band's current Lightning Bolt tour on SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio, the broadcaster's channel 22, beginning today. The channel will air the band's Pittsburgh concert from October 11th tonight...

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The Head and the Heart Aim High

October 31, 2013

The Head and the Heart were as surprised as anyone by the success of their 2010 debut. The album sold 280,000 copies after being picked up by Sub Pop; the Seattle folk-rock crew spent the next two-plus years playing festivals and opening for acts like...

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Pearl Jam Play 'Lightning Bolt' on 'Fallon

October 26, 2013

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon wrapped up its weeklong Pearl Jam celebration last night with a second and final visit from the band. After performing their new single "Sirens" the night before, Pearl Jam launched into "Lightning Bolt," the title track off...

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McCready, Bentley, the Roots Play 'Alive'

October 24, 2013

Dierks Bentley picked one of Pearl Jam's highest-profile songs for his contribution to a week celebrating the band's music on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Bonus: he got to perform it with help from Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, backed by a selection...

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On the Charts: Pearl Jam Bolt to Number One

October 23, 2013

Pearl Jam and Paul McCartney both landed nicely on the charts in their first weeks, but neither one could reverse the dismal overall trend of dwindling album sales (down six percent) and single sales (down four percent). The big question of this holiday...

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Avett Brothers Cover Pearl Jam on 'Fallon'

October 22, 2013

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell paid tribute to his grunge brothers-in-flannel Pearl Jam on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday, performing "Footsteps" alongside the Avett Brothers. While Seth and Scott Avett picked out a sparse, simple arrangement...

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Lightning Bolt

October 15, 2013

Here's what Pearl Jam haven't done in the past decade: Broadway musicals, EDM remixes, VMA shucking-and-jiving. And more to the point, they haven't been making suck-ass, faded-glory, pro-forma LPs. Unlikely though it seems, the grunge survivors are now...

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Pearl Jam Ignite Steel City With Tour Kickoff

October 12, 2013

Pearl Jam kicked off their 2013 tour with a high-octane two-and-half-hour show in Pittsburgh last night. Playing the Steel City for the first time in seven years, the band opened with the atmospheric "Pendulum," a cut from their forthcoming album, Lightning...

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Pearl Jam Bring Hits and Deep Cuts to Seattle

December 7, 2013

Seattle rockers Pearl Jam closed out the North American leg of their Lightning Bolt tour last night with a performance for the ages. It had been over four years since the band last staged a concert in their hometown, and the city’s patience...

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Pearl Jam Jam With Carrie Brownstein

November 18, 2013

Pearl Jam unleashed a powerful six-song second encore when they stopped at Dallas over the weekend on their Lightning Bolt tour, pulling out favorites "Alive," "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town," "The Real Me," "Do...

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Voodoo Fest Highlights

November 4, 2013
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On the Charts: Katy Perry Roars Out of the Gate

October 30, 2013

Every week I lament that album sales are dropping, even online, and the top-charting albums are making debuts with disturbingly low sales numbers. But maybe record labels don't even care. They're making up the difference with streaming! Or at least they...

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Pearl Jam Ring 'Sirens' on 'Fallon'

October 25, 2013

It just wouldn't be Pearl Jam Week without Pearl Jam, and the rockers obliged last night by performing "Sirens" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The song is the latest single from their new album Lightning Bolt, which is what prompted Fallon to spend...

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Fleet Foxes Singer Covers 'Corduroy'

October 23, 2013

Pearl Jam Week continued yesterday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon when Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold came on to perform a cover of "Corduroy" at the head of a stripped-down trio consisting of two guitars and drums. Pecknold's voice, airier than...

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'Fallon' Celebrating 'Lightning Bolt' With Pearl Jam Week

October 12, 2013

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will be devoting a full week to Pearl Jam just after the release of the band's 10th album, Lightning Bolt. The show announced on Friday that it will be celebrating Pearl Jam Week from October 21st through the 25th with a series...

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