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.
Like any year-end list, this wasn't an easy one to compile. Of course, stellar documentary pieces by way of Cameron Crowe (Pearl Jam Twenty) and James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back And Forth) made the job a little easier, as did the fact that AC/DC, Slash and Rush continue to be among the best live acts on the planet.
At 49 – an age when so many veteran rockers put themselves on the summer tour greatest hits treadmill – Young is still rocking with a fury, opening new vistas in his amply celebrated 30-year, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career.
Who better to cap off a week of celebrating Pink Floyd on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon than Pearl Jam? Seattle's finest took the stage on Fallon this past Friday night to perform a cover of Pink Floyd's "Mother," which of course comes from their landmark double album, The Wall. You can check out video of the performance below.
If you thought Pearl Jam were resting on their laurels in putting out a 20th anniversary film and soundtrack album, think again. According to PJ bassist Jeff Ament, the band have made significant strides in completing work on a new studio album, which will be the follow-up to 2009's Backspacer.