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Feb.
2nd

Pearl Jam to reissue expanded versions of grunge classics “Vs.” and “Vitalogy”

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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.
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Nov.
4th

Pearl Jam to celebrate 20 years with live CD

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.
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Aug.
3rd

Backstreet Boys: The Pearl Jam of boy bands? (audio)

Finally got a few minutes to edit some more clips from the interview with Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean. The last one is here with him talking about what he, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough have in store for fans Thursday night at Kent’s Showare Center. Meanwhile, here’s more of what Mr. AJ had to say.

Hey, more like “Backstreet Men.”

I love you Nick Carter! BLEAAARRRRRGHHH!!!! (And something about Paula Abdul.)

The Pearl Jam of boy bands?

What happened to that Kevin guy?

Balancing the life

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July
27th

Brad’s lined up two gigs to celebrate new CD, “Best Friends?”

Pearl Jam may be taking some time off, but not guitarist Stone Gossard. He’s about to drop a new CD called “Best Friends?” with his other band Brad, which also features Shawn Smith, Regan Hagar and Mike Berg.

To celebrate the album’s Aug. 10 release, Brad will play a couple of CD release parties on Aug. 10 at the High Dive and Aug. 12 at Easy Street Records’ Queen Anne location in Seattle. Tickets for the High Dive show are $15 each, and you can find details here. The Easy Street in store will

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July
13th

Settle down, people! Pearl Jam hiatus rumors officially overblown

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.

(It’s) nothing serious. He says that at the end

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July
12th

Pearl Jam says good-bye (for now)

Could Pearl Jam’s two-night stand in Seattle last year have been our last shots to see the band for a long, long time? Several sources, including Harms from Seattle’s KNDD-FM (The End, 107.7) in Seattle, are reporting that Pearl Jam is going on hiatus.

“Thank you for coming to our last show,” Eddie Vedder told a crowd at the Optimus Alive Festival in Lisbon Portugal. “Not our last ever, but our last in a long time.”

That’s the widely circulated translation of

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April
14th

Mike McCready’s Flight to Mars to headline Crohn’s benefit

Flight to Mars, featuring Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, and resurgent Seattle rock band, Sweet Water, will play the eighth annual benefit fro Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America on April 23 at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market.

The show will benefit Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Camp Oasis and advocacy for patients, causes near and dear to McCready who has suffered from Crohn’s disease – which causes inflammation of portions of the digestive track – for more than 22 years.

“It’s just a really painful, humiliating disease,” he told me in

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