1. Pearl Jam Closes Philly Spectrum With Epic Set

    November 02, 2009 10:07 AM EST P earl Jam saved the best -- and rarest -- for last on Saturday night (Oct. 31) at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, the final concert that will ever be held at the storied venue. Playing the fourth of four shows this week at the arena, Pearl Jam let loose with a 41-song, three hour-and…

  2. Jack Johnson Includes Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper Collaborations On 'En Concert'

    October 20, 2009 11:00 AM EDT With his "En Concert" film and live album coming Oct. 27, Jack Johnson sees his fifth studio album on the horizon as well. "I think we're starting to get together a new album right now," Johnson tells Billboard.com. "Whenever it seems like there's an album&…

  3. Pearl Jam, Dead Weather Cap Hot, Muddy ACL Fest

    October 05, 2009 4:38 AM EDT They came, they saw, they danced and got covered in stinky mud. Such was the case on Sunday (Oct. 4) as Pearl Jam, the Dead Weather, Michael Franti, and Ben Harper closed out the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The fest grounds in Zilker Park had become a sloppy affair during Saturday…

  4. Pearl Jam Flows At Intimate "Austin City Limits" TV Taping

    October 04, 2009 6:42 PM EDT After frontman Eddie Vedder sat in with Kings of Leon at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday (Oct. 2), Pearl Jam 's powerful 18-song set at KLRU's "Austin City Limits" PBS concert series taping on Saturday (Oct. 3), formed an impressive second piece of a…

  5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Them Crooked Vultures, Phoenix Kick Off ACL

    October 03, 2009 11:03 AM EDT Festival-goers got an immaculate first day for the eighth annual Austin City Limits festival, which kicked off yesterday (Friday, Oct. 2) - and the day's spectacular weather seemed to have rubbed off on many artists, who frequently commented on the fondness they have for the Texas…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion and October postseason glory beckons, the…

  7. Pearl Jam / August 23, 2009 / Chicago (United Center)

    August 24, 2009 4:02 PM EDT The band may be best known for its ties to Seattle, but when Pearl Jam plays Chicago, make no mistake -- it's a hometown show for frontman Eddie Vedder . On this cool August Sunday night (Aug. 23), it only took three songs for Vedder to have the sold-out United Center's 21,000 fans…

  8. Pearl Jam: 'Back' To The Future

    July 31, 2009 1:08 PM EDT "Super poppy." "Just plain fun." "Surprisingly optimistic." "Catchy as hell." These are not adjectives often used to describe Pearl Jam , the 30 million-selling purveyor of angst-ridden guitar rock now approaching its 19th year of existence. And yet…

  9. Pearl Jam Debuts 'Fixer,' Reveals Track List

    July 15, 2009 2:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam's new single, "The Fixer," made an abbreviated debut last night (July 14) during Fox's broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The track officially goes to U.S. radio and digital retailers on Monday. As previously reported , Target will be the…

  10. Pearl Jam Debuts 'Fixer,' Reveals Track List

    July 15, 2009 11:49 AM EDT Pearl Jam's new single, "The Fixer," made an abbreviated debut last night (July 14) during Fox's broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The track officially goes to U.S. radio and digital retailers on Monday. As previously reported , Target will be the…

  11. Pearl Jam Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    July 09, 2009 1:15 PM EDT Pearl Jam will celebrate Halloween early with two concerts at Philadelphia's Wachovia Spectrum to be held Oct. 28 and 30. The shows are part of a brief North American tour which also includes stops in San Diego, Seattle and Los Angeles. Ben Harper and Relentless 7 will open all announced…

  12. Jim James Readies George Harrison Covers E.P., Monster Of Folk Album

    June 24, 2009 12:19 PM EDT Although roots-rock act My Morning Jacket are enjoying some much needed downtime after a big 2008, frontman Jim James isn't resting. For his first official solo outing, James will debut a George Harrison tribute EP entitled "Tribute To" under the name "Yim Yames" on…

  13. Exclusive: Pearl Jam Confirms Target Tie-Up

    June 01, 2009 3:29 PM EDT Pearl Jam was indeed recording a Target commercial under the direction of Cameron Crowe last week at Seattle's Showbox theater, Billboard can confirm. But there's more to the story than an exclusive retail relationship. While it has been known that Pearl Jam are no longer under…

  14. Ani DiFranco Readies New Songs For Tour, Album

    April 09, 2009 11:50 AM EDT It's a new day in Ani DiFranco's world as the singer-songwriter looks ahead to following up her 2008 effort "Red Letter Year." "I have a bunch of new songs that I've been playing and kind of workshopping on stage because at the end of this tour I'm going…

  15. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Tour

    April 08, 2009 1:48 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will tour selected Eastern and Southern U.S. cities in June, the band announced on its website today (April 8). Vedder's new 14-date solo trek starts June 8 in Albany, N.Y. and hits intimate venues in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta…

  16. Ron Wood Taps Eddie Vedder, Bob Rock For Solo Album

    April 05, 2009 10:58 AM EDT Ron Wood's got his own album to do -- again. After inducting Bobby Womack into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Cleveland, Wood said that he's recorded about a dozen songs for a solo album called "More Good News." During an after-party at the House of…

  17. Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite At New York Benefit

    April 05, 2009 2:06 AM EDT The David Lynch Foundation's Transcendental Meditation benefit on Saturday (April 4) in New York became a Beatles reunion of sorts as Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney on stage for the show's three-song finale. The pair's stint onstage together at Radio City Music Hall began…

  18. Pearl Jam's 'Ten' Reissue Off To Strong Sales Start

    March 30, 2009 8:16 AM EDT Sony Legacy is predicting solid first-week numbers for its reissue of Pearl Jam's 1992 album "Ten"—55,000 total copies sold and, remarkably, 10,000 copies of the collector's edition, which is selling for $140 on the band's Web site and for $124.99 at Best Buy. The…

  19. Q&A: Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament

    March 24, 2009 11:17 AM EDT As Pearl Jam's blockbuster 1991 debut, "Ten," gets a re-release on March 24 so deluxe that it would be fairer to call it a complete reimagining, the veteran Seattle band's bassist and co-founder Jeff Ament sat down with Billboard to talk about what went into the four…

  20. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3. The event, dubbed "The Clearwater…

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