The GOP-led "controversy" over a Pearl Jam poster is just as dumb as you'd think

We’re not quite optimistic enough to say that Republicans are blindly grasping at straws in hopes of finding something, anything, that might give them an advantage against the evil liberals, but it does seem like a lot of idiot Trumpers out there are desperate for something that they can consider a win. That’s…

Pearl Jam pays tribute to Tom Petty and Chris Cornell during Seattle homecoming shows 

As reported by Consequence Of Sound, Pearl Jam took a moment during its homecoming shows at Seattle’s Safeco Field to honor some loved ones and influential artists who have recently died. First was a cover of Chris Cornell’s “Missing,” a track from Cornell’s 1992 EP Poncier that Consequence considers an “ultra-deep…

Live’s not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century

In May 1968, Johnny Cash released Live At Folsom Prison, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates that went on to top the country charts, completely reinvigorating Cash’s career. Folsom wasn’t the first successful live album, obviously, but it quickly became a…

Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo now has a band that covers Pearl Jam

It’s no secret that the Stranger Things kids have their fair share of extracurricular activities. When they’re not filming their smash hit Netflix series, they can be found performing recap raps on late-night talk shows, starring in music videos for Canadian punk bands, or appearing in PSAs that encourage teens to…

This Pearl Jam concert film is, weirdly, also a doc about the Chicago Cubs

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Eddie Vedder loves the Cubs. Since his days as a kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, he’s been a devotee, so it makes sense that playing on the Cubs’ home turf, Wrigley Field, would be a big deal to him and to the band he fronts, Pearl Jam. Strictly from an audience-size perspective, it’s certainly a big deal:…

Arrested Pearl Jam fan sings “Even Flow” for the cops, world

Giving us all at The A.V. Club office an idea of what it would look like if/when our own Josh Modell gets arrested, here’s a video of a Pearl Jam fan belting out “Even Flow” as he’s being led away in handcuffs. The moment comes from a recent-ish episode of A&E’s Live PD, as well as the collective fire burning in the…

Pearl Jam signs unholy détente with Ticketmaster to renovate Seattle venue

The rise of Donald Trump and his “alt-right” goons has threatened to undermine the very foundation of the United States, but as a wise man has attempted to say a few times: “He will not divide us.” These days, it’s more important than ever to bury hatchets and squash beefs, and perhaps it is with that spirit in mind…

Jeff Ament’s Rock Hall Of Fame shirt called out a bunch of artists that the Hall has ignored

Pearl Jam has never been a band that shied away from speaking its mind, waging open war against Ticketmaster in the 1990s, and putting the Jeremys of the world on blast pretty much forever. So it’s no surprise that when the band’s bassist, Jeff Ament, took the stage at last night’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame…

Here’s Dave Letterman paying tribute to Pearl Jam at last night’s Rock Hall ceremony

Dave Letterman made a rare post-retirement public appearance last night, taking the stage at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in honor of his old friends in Pearl Jam. The ceremony will be broadcast later this month on HBO, but some industrious camera person managed to wade through the crowd of…

Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

We’re getting closer to April 7, when the annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony—and the subsequent annual fights about the merits and worth of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame—are slated to take place. But despite its much-argued flaws, the Hall does occasionally nail a match-up of inductor and inductee, with …

Good news, Citizen Dick fans: The Singles soundtrack is getting a big reissue

Much like David Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me, Cameron Crowe’s Singles is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and also like Fire Walk With Me, the Singles soundtrack is getting a special vinyl reissue in honor of that milestone. According to Consequence Of Sound, there will be double-CD and triple-LP editions,…

Last night’s Temple Of The Dog reunion is on YouTube right now

Earlier this year, short-lived grunge supergroup Temple Of The Dog announced that it would be reuniting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its self-titled debut. Last night, the first of those sets happened at the Tower Theater in Darby, Pennsylvania, with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jeff…

Chicago Cubs release updated video for Eddie Vedder’s rally song, “All The Way”

It’s no secret that Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is a massive fan of the Chicago Cubs. During the Cubs’ triumphant playoff run he’s been present at a bulk of the games, sung “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” and celebrated with fellow Cubs superfan Bill Murray. But Vedder’s fandom goes back way farther than just this past…

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