1. Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt': Billboard Cover Story

    October 11, 2013 12:08 PM EDT Pearl Jam load the bases with an inspired new album, new tour, and a deal to soundtrack the World Series This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. The setting was perfect in ways both good and bad. About to debut songs from "Lightning…

  2. Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn Contribute To Hunters & Collectors ‘The Crucible’ Tribute

    August 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT The Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins lead an impressive cast of contributors for a new album which pays tribute to the works of veteran Australian pub rock group Hunters & Collectors. The 15-track set “The Crucible” will arrive Down Under on Sept. 27 through…

  3. Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Tribute: Sting, Neil Young to Honor The Boss

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST Other Artists to Perform at Grammy Week Event Include Kenny Chesney, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith; Jon Stewart to Host Bruce Springsteen will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week with a tribute event featuring performances by some of the biggest names in music,…

  4. Why Isn't Kanye West on the '12-12-12' Concert Album?

    December 20, 2012 7:59 PM EST Kanye West may have been the only male performer who was wearing a skirt at the 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy relief last week, but that probably isn't the reason why he's the only musical performer not featured on the album of the event. Even special guests Michael Stipe,…

  5. Sandy Concert Duets: Watch Springsteen & Bon Jovi, Waters & Vedder + More

    December 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST Along with a slew of winning performances from the biggest music stars on the planet, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief boasted a handful of marquee collaborations that are unlikely to ever duplicated. The Boss rocked out with Bon Jovi, the leaders of Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd got…

  6. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our full report is here and the setlist is below.…

  7. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights from the biggest concert of the year. CONCERT…

  8. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  9. 12-12-12: Stream The Concert For Sandy Relief RIGHT NOW!

    December 12, 2012 7:30 PM EST Stars Talk Sandy Paul McCartney Bruce Springsteen Bon Jovi 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief will bring a star-studded lineup to New York's Madison Square Garden to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert for thousands of fans. Fortunately, those who can't make it to MSG can…

  10. Paul McCartney 'Joins' Nirvana for Sandy Concert, New Song

    December 12, 2012 12:45 PM EST Eighteen years after Kurt Cobain took his own life, putting an end to the most influential rock band of the '90s, Nirvana has found its new lead singer in former Beatle Paul McCartney. Well, for one night at least. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stream the Event Right Here • Rolling Stones…

  11. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a Who's Who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12, including Eric…

  12. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder To Host SiriusXM Radio Show

    December 03, 2012 3:45 PM EST Pearl Jam's frontman kicks off a limited-run SiriusXM Radio show on December 5. SiriusXM Radio announced today (December 3) that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will host a new, limited-run show on its Pearl Jam Radio channel, one of SiriusXM's original artist-branded channels…

  13. Pearl Jam Rocks for Montana Senator, Hits Romney's 47% Comment

    October 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT In Missoula, Band Raises Money for Embattled U.S. Senator Jon Tester Pearl Jam teamed up with U.S. Senator Jon Tester to play its only U.S. arena gig of 2012 in Missoula, Montana's tiny Adams Center Sunday night (September 30), focusing on politics both local and national by mixing vocal…

  14. Eddie Vedder Helps Raise $1.7 Million for Obama

    September 21, 2012 9:05 AM EDT At an intimate dinner gathering in South Tampa, Eddie Vedder helped raise $1.7 million Thursday for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Strumming a mandolin, Vedder played four songs for the president and 85 guests who attended at a $20,000-per-person fundraiser at the home of…

  15. The Beat 9/10: Imagine Dragons' Hot Album, Rihanna's Tour

    September 10, 2012 5:44 PM EDT Welcome to the Monday, September 10 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. serves up the…

  16. Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder Duet At Wrigley Field: Watch

    September 08, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Springsteen's 3.5 hour Chicago show included guest spots by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band welcomed both Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello to the mic…

  17. Pearl Jam & Jay-Z Rock Together to Cap Made In America Fest: Photos & More

    September 03, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Pearl Jam's mash-up with Jay-Z, Run-D.M.C.'s reunion, Ron Howard hanging out, and more from the inaugural Philly fest. Pearl Jam' s inspired live mashup with Jay-Z brought his inaugural Made In America festival to an unforgettable close in Philadelphia on Sunday night …

  18. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Gets RNDM With Joseph Arthur

    August 28, 2012 4:45 PM EDT RNDM, the Pearl Jam bassist's project with Arthur & drummer Stuverud, releases 'Acts' Oct. 30 ahead of a U.S. tour. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has joined forces with singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur for a new side project called RNDM, which is rounded out by drummer…

  19. Pearl Jam Itching to 'Finish an Album This Year'

    May 01, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Stone Gossard Talks PJ Followup to 2009's 'Backspacer,' Plus Brad Album, Eddie Vedder's Recover + More With a new Pearl Jam album "between half and three-quarters done" (plus more shows likely), and a tour and just-released album from his long-running band Brad…

  20. An Injured Eddie Vedder Postpones Tour

    April 05, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has postponed a 15-city solo tour of the U.S. after treatments to repair temporary nerve damage to his right arm proved unsuccessful, it was announced on PearlJam.com on Thursday. The right-handed Vedder suffered a back injury earlier this year that affected…

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