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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready to perform at two benefits with two bands

Just got this in an e-mail from Pearl Jam’s publicist:

SEATTLE – Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready will take part in two benefit concerts this month to raise funding and awareness for stand out local non-profit organizations – Soulumination and All-Access After-School.

McCready joins Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and members of the Dusty 45’s – performing together as "Bison" in Skiffle – a fundraiser for All-Access After-School at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, August 21st. Doors are at 6PM. Concert begins at

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Eddie Vedder on the Who

If you’ve seen Pearl Jam in concert more than a couple of times, odds are you’ve seen the boys cover “Baba O’Riley” or “Love Reign O’er Me,” among other Who cuts. And RollingStone.com has a nice piece on Eddie Vedder talking about the impression the Who made on him as a kid. Read it here. here. It’s connected with PJ’s participation in VH1’s Rock Honors tribute to the Who.


Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron to unveil new jazz project

Eddie Vedder isn’t the only Pearl Jam guy with a side project to keep him busy this summer. Drummer Matt Cameron will unveil his new jazz trio, Harrybu McCage with a new, self-titled CD on Tuesday (July 8), Pearl Jam publicist Vanderberg Communications announced today.

The trio – also keyboardist and guitarist Ryan Burns and bassist Geoff Harper (Herbie Hancock, Bill Frisell) – recorded 10 tracks, including originals "Rhodes Jam” by Cameron and “Jetskiing on Priest Lake” by Burns.

Other selections are inspired by renowned jazz drummers Art Blakey, Roy Haynes and Max Roach. Five songs

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Pearl Jam at Bonnaroo

Sounds like the boys put on quite the show at the Tennessee music festival over the weekend, focusing on lesser known tracks like “Hard to Imagine” and covers of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” and Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” Here’s hoping they add a local date to their tour itinerary this summer.


Pearl Jam bootleg tracks available for your phone

All you Pearl Jam fanatics will be interested in this announcement, just issued by the band’s publicist.

SEATTLE — Pearl Jam will expand their bootleg program for the upcoming 2008 tour to include three different options for fans seeking to obtain bootleg recordings of the band’s live shows. High-quality digital downloads and burn-to-order CDs of the entire show will be available following each show date exclusively via Pearl Jam’s fan club, Ten Club, at www.pearljam.com. In addition, mobile bootlegs of three live tracks per show will be released following the show on V CAST Music phones

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Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Flaming Lips to play VH1 concert honoring the Who

Seems like it ain’t a real "VH1 Rock Honors" or “Decades Rock Live” show without a Northwest connection. VH1 gave Heart props last year. And Death Cab for Cutie performed during VH1 Classic’s Elvis Costello tribute. And now Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters (lead by ex-Seattleite Dave Grohl) will pay homage to the Who.

The network just announced that those Northwest affiliated rock titans and the Flaming Lips (one of the main attractions at Sasquatch this weekend) will perform at a tribute show at Los Angeles’ Pauley Pavilion. Tickets go on sale

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Eddie Vedder’s solo tour kickoff in Vancouver, BC

In case you were wondering how the first night of Eddie Vedder’s solo tour went, Rolling Stone’s Rock & Roll blog has a report:

On a stage set like a living room jam session, Vedder perched on a stool in a Butthole Surfers tee he’d brought out of "semi-retirement" for the gig ("I think I wore this shirt the first time the band played," he mused). And with that, he proceeded to play songs from his rapidly expanding solo catalogue: "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild stirred the crowd, as did protest ballad "No More War," which brought

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Pearl Jam tour dates announced

I’ll give all you the good news first. Pearl Jam just announced a bunch of spring and summer tour dates. The bad new: You’ll need air fare to get to them. But since I know a lot of your Pearl Jam fanatics like to travel, here they are:

Pearl Jam 2008 tour dates

June 11: West Palm, Florida (Cruzan Amphitheatre)

June 12: Tampa, Florida (St Pete Times Forum)

June 13 to 15: Manchester, Tennessee (Bonnaroo Music Festival)

June 16: Columbia, South Carolina (Colonial Center)

June 17: Virginia Beach, Virginia (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)

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