Soundgarden will release its first live album, “Live on I-5” on March 22, and has headed into the studio to record new material, Rolling Stone reports. The live album consists of tracks recorded on their West Coast tour of 1996.
“We brought Adam Kasper out on the West Coast leg of our headlining ’96 tour,” guitarist Kim Thayil tells Rolling Stone. “We wanted him to record it for a number of things – as a way to appraise and review the performances, we were hoping to maybe provide content for B sides for foreign releases, and …
Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary celebration will continue with newly restored and expanded versions of the band’s “Vs.” and “Vitalogy” albums. They’ll be released on March 29, the band announced today. Read more »
We now have a better idea of the bands general manager Joy Hutt plans to bring to the forthcoming Backstage Bar & Grill, which is under construction at 6409 Sixth Ave., in Tacoma, formerly home base for the short-lived Game On Sports Grille. Read more »
Pearl Jam will release a new live compilation to celebrate their 12th anniversary, the band announced today. “Live on Ten Legs” will be released through Pearl Jam’s Ten Club and select digital and independent music retailers on July 18. A Ten Club pre-sale of the CD and vinyl versions began today on the band’s web site. Read more »
But Weiland made it to Kent’s Showare Center Wednesday night, along with drummer Eric Kretz and the brothers DeLeo, Dean and Robert on guitar and bass respectively. Weiland looked pretty dapper, in fact, in tailored coat and tie. He didn’t ramble incoherently or otherwise seem under the influence, reserving most of his minimal banter for calling out the new cuts from the self-titled album (starting with that one that blatantly rips of Nirvana.) And the guy didn’t appear to be lip-syncing, as alleged after another tour mishap this year. I was looking and listening for it, and a pitchy delivery on “Still Remains” suggested authenticity.
Nope, there were no train wrecks in Kent as STP delivered grunge era hits to a sparse but enthusiastic crowd. Click the more button for a set lists and a few more shots I snapped during the band’s set. Read more »
• Kurt Cobain’s never-before exhibited, high school painting of two aging, Reagan-era punks in the post-apocalypse, informally known as “punk American gothic.” • The Teac reel-to-reel tape machine owned by Mari Earl, Cobain’s aunt, on which a young
Bassist Ben Shepherd – the Soundgardner I’ve spotted most around Seattle the past few years – is apparently homeless: “Literally. I’ve been sleeping on studio couches and at friends’ houses. I’m totally broke,” he tells Spin.
Also, that cryptic tweet that Chris Cornell sent out on New Year’s Day – the one about how “Knights of the Soundtable ride again!” – wasn’t a reunion announcement. According to guitarist Kim Thayil, “We’re not the Knights of the Soundtable, …
Yesterday, speculation that Pearl Jam would be taking an unusually long break – or even hanging it up for good – ran rampant. That was after front man Eddie Vedder’s announcement that the band was going on hiatus during a show in Portugal. But band publicist Nicole Vandenburg dropped me a line to reassure that nothing unusual was going on. And it seems Vedder’s wording – as he addressed the crowd in Portuguese – had something to do with how people read into what he said.