Who doesn't love a good Facebook countdown? Led Zeppelin used it to great effect last year when they counted down to a long-awaited announcement regarding the release of Celebration Day, a live album recorded five years earlier.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
Over the Labor Day weekend, Pearl Jam co-headlined the first-ever Made in America Festival in Philadelphia. The festival is the brainchild of rapper Jay-Z, who put together a diverse lineup that also included Run DMC, Skrillex, Drake, Dirty Projectors, Gary Clark Jr. and more.
Eddie Vedder -- full-time Pearl Jam singer and part-time ukulele strummer -- has announced a 13-city solo tour in support of his 2011 album, Ukulele Songs. The tour, which will last about a month, starts in Las Vegas and wraps up in Orlando, Florida.
Here's some fan-shot video of Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, performing Pearl Jam's "Black" this past Saturday night at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. The show was part of Portlandia: The Tour, as in Portlandia, the comedy on IFC.
Director and friend of Pearl Jam Cameron Crowe made an appearance on Sirius/XMU’s Pearl Jam station, and while on the air, he played a lengthy clip of a previously unheard demo called "Chinese" that dates from sometime in the '90s. The clip is streaming in the YouTube window below, with the actual audio of the song beginning around the 1:50 mark.