The behemoth Artemis 1 moon rocket is being “cleared for liftoff” and “making reverberations” in a new NASA video featuring music from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.. The clip quotes lyrics are from the song “Invincible” on Vedder’s new solo record, and worldwide #1 rock album, Earthling. The single and album both have themes of exploration, NASA’s Artemis programs’ lunar mission focus. The fully assembled rocket, which will launch the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission around the moon in May or June, was rolled out to its launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time on March 17.Continue reading
Rocker Daughtry has shared a new cover of Temple of the Dog’s 1990s classic song “Hunger Strike” as a tribute to Chris Cornell, who died four years ago. The track features LaJon Witherspoon of Sevendust on co-lead vocals, in the role Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam had on the original track. Check out the track with a cool visualizer below.
Metallica’s James Hetfield performed a solo acoustic version of “Turn The Page” at Joe Walsh’s (The Eagles) fourth annual VetsAid charity event, which was a livestream held on Saturday, December 12th. Also appearing were Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Daryl Hall, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Steven Van Zandt, Brandon Flowers, Gwen Stefani, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper, and many more. Watch the video of Hetfield playing “Turn The Page” right now. Continue reading
The inevitable march towards environmental destruction and a certain perma-tanned incumbent of The White House have lit a spark under Pearl Jam, in part inspiring new album Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records). “The lengths we had to go to then, to find a place Trump hadn’t fucked up yet” Eddie Vedder spits on ‘Quick Escape’, a moody, mid-paced rocker about an environmentally ravaged future. The restrained and subtle power of ‘Seven O’Clock’ is another reaction to modern America, saying that now is not the time for despondency given the situation and “sitting bullshit as our sitting president”.Continue reading
In 2020 Metallica has announced they will take part in the Global Citizen’s 10-hour “Live Aid”-style concert event happening on September 26, 2020 on five continents: Central Park in New York, Lagos in Nigeria, and to-be-announced cities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The event will be the culmination of a yearlong campaign dubbed “Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream” that will benefit United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with aims at ending extreme poverty and tackling climate change. Also set to perform are Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, MUSE, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pharrell Williams with co-hosts for the event Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, Jill Vedder, Katie Holmes, Rachel Brosnahan, Trevor Noah, and Uzo Aduba.Continue reading
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has booked a 12-date European tour. The dates kick off on June 9 in Amsterdam, includes two festival headlining slots and wraps up on July 6 in London opening for The Who. Glen Hansard will support Eddie in Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Dusseldorf, and Dublin. A special ticket pre-sale begins today for Ten Club members active as of Thursday, March 14. Public sale starts Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. CET / 9 a.m. GMT / 2 a.m. PT. Tickets for London and the festival dates are currently on sale. Eddie just headlined the recent Innings Festival in Arizona as a solo act, and you can read our review and see EXCLUSIVE photos at this link.
With 75-degree weather and lush landscape of saguaros and desert, the sun isn’t the only thing Arizona has to offer during the year. You can also expect the makings of a perfect setting for a weekend at the ballpark, rather Innings Festival 2019 at the Tempe Beach Park. Catching fly balls, pitching, and high-speed action at home plate isn’t the only thing that people show up for, of course. With this weekend’s line up of heavy hitters hitting both the music stage and the batting cages, it was an eventful weekend all around.Continue reading
One of the biggest problems Earache Records faced in the nineties was in identifying a second-wave to follow on from their ground-breaking Death Metal and Grindcore revolutionaries; they had set an unreachable bar with their pioneers that, particularly with a rapidly moving undercurrent of a scene, continuing such a rich vein of form was nigh on impossible. Following their twenty-first century reinvention as a home par-excellence for the very best in Rock (of the Classic-tinged variety), they face a similar quandary… how do you follow-up Rival Sons, Temperance Movement, and Blackberry Smoke?Continue reading
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Chicago Cubs fans buying tickets for the team’s July 6 game at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds will get a special bonus with their seats: a seven-inch vinyl single from Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame. The A-side of the single, released through Jack White’s Third Man Records, will feature “All The Way”, which Illinois native Vedder wrote about the Cubs, while the B-side will have a 1984 performance of Steve Goodman’s Cubs anthem “Go, Cubs, Go”.Continue reading
Ever since the tragic passing of Chris Cornell, we’ve seen a ton of tributes to the legend, both online, and on stage from artists such as Corey Taylor, Aerosmith, Living Colour, Metallica, Prophets Of Rage, Guns N Roses, and U2.
Last night Eddie Vedder paid tribute to his fallen friend during Pearl Jam‘s set in London. Continue reading