Pearl Jam

  1. Pearl Jam Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200 In 13 Years

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Seattle band Pearl Jam bows atop the Billboard 200 chart this week with its ninth studio album, "Backspacer," shifting 189,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's fourth chart-topper and first since ...

  2. Pearl Jam Scores First No. 1 Album In 13 Years

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam returns to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart with its first No. 1 in 13 years while another four new albums also enter the top 10 ... They include the latest efforts from Three Days Grace, Brand New, Five Finger Death Punch and H ...

  3. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel), Elvis Cos ...

  4. Editorial: Give It Away

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1980, I was in a band that was poised to go for it when one of the core members chickened out. With my dream on hold, I took a day job in venture capital that worked out better than I could have imagined. During the past 27 years, I have been a ...

  5. Pearl Jam Heads South

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is heading Down Under for its first Australasian tour in three years. Chugg Entertainment is promoting the American rock act's trek, which will encompass five Australian stadium shows beginning Nov. 14 November at Perth's Membe ...

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

    July 15, 2009 12:00 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 ...

  7. Pearl Jam Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM 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 H ...

  8. Exclusive: Pearl Jam Confirms Target Tie-Up

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM 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 ...

  9. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eighth edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park, Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thieve ...

  10. Dave Matthews, Beasties, Pearl Jam For Outside Lands Fest

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline San Francisco's second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 28-30 at Golden Gate Park. M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Black Eyed Peas, Ween, Thievery ...

  11. Flo Rida Tops Hot 100 As Carrie Underwood's 'Home' Debuts High

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Flo Rida, Lady GaGa and Kelly Clarkson continue their chart feats in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, it’s Carrie Underwood who scores the top debut. Underwood’s “Home Sweet Home,” the new elimination theme song for “American Idol ...

  12. Kelly Clarkson Conquers Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson bows atop the Billboard 200 with her second No. 1 album, "All I Ever Wanted," shifting 255,000. It's her fourth album overall, but her first chart-topper since her "Thankful" debut in 2003 . . . Other big ar ...

  13. SKU'ing Up

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the past two years, one 29-year-old Bay Area music fan reckons she's spent about $200 on music. She gets most of her music for free from blogs and BitTorrent trackers, but one recent release struck her as cool enough to get her to lay ...

  14. Pearl Jam Pumped Up To Hit The Studio

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is about to hit the studio for a two-week session in Los Angeles with producer Brendan O'Brien as it continues work on its ninth studio album, which the band plans to self-release in the United States. After laying down some instrum ...

  15. Cramps Frontman Lux Interior Dies

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cramps frontman Lux Interior passed away today (Feb. 4) at a Glendale, Calif., hospital due to a pre-existing heart condition, the band's publicist confirms to Billboard. He was 60. The Cramps formed in 1976 and were part of the now legendary ...

  16. Pearl Jam Rolls Out 'Ten' With Verizon

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is rolling out tracks from the remastered version of its 1991 debut album, "Ten," exclusively through Verizon Wireless. A different song from the new edition, due March 24 from Epic, will go live through V Cast Music with Rhaps ...

  17. Mufin Enters Crowded Music Recommendation Field

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mufin, a new music recommendation service, began a private beta today. Mufin - which is short for Music Finder - bases its recommendations on 40 different characteristics in a song such as tempo, rhythm and mood. It then searches its database for ...

  18. U.S. Sheds See Grosses, Attendances Rising

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Live Nation preps for its Q2 earnings call after market close today, the company can at least point to an amphitheater season that has not only weathered an iffy economy in the first half of the year, but managed to post some improved numbers. ...

  19. New Guns N' Roses Song Heads To 'Rock Band'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a letting in a few peeks under the covers here and there in recent weeks, MTV and Harmonix have completely unveiled their plans for "Rock Band 2." "Rock Band 2" will be an Xbox 360 exclusive at launch this September, with ...

  20. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  21. Universal Republic Names Blair VP

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dennis Blair has been appointed VP of alternative promotion for Universal Republic Records. Blair will report to Joel Klaiman, senior VP of promotion and artist development for the company, and be based in New York. Most previously, Blair was seni ...

  22. No Sellout, But Bonnaroo '08 Considered A Success

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An ambitious lineup helped the seventh Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival overcome inflated gas prices and a more crowded North American festival scene to post attendance of above 70,000. The festival ran June 12-15 on a 750-acre rural site about ...

  23. Pearl Jam, Foos, Lips To Salute The Who On VH1

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Flaming Lips have signed on to perform at VH1's third annual "Rock Honors," which this year will salute the Who. The event will be held July 12 at Los Angeles' Pauley Pavilion and air five days later ...

  24. Sub Pop Celebrates 20th With Seattle Bash

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sub Pop Records will celebrate its 20th birthday with a July 12-13 party at Seattle's Marymoor Park, featuring performances by bands from throughout the indie label's storied past and present. Among the groups reuniting or breaking long ...

  25. Pearl Jam Recharges For Summer Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for an 10-date tour beginning June 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The dates come in conjunction with the group's previously announced co-headlining appearance at ...

  26. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The musicians were celebrating the release of "Body of War," ...

  27. CAA's Muller Jumps To William Morris

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a major move in the music agency world, Don Muller has moved to William Morris Agency from Creative Artists Agency, taking with him such acts as Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Tenacious D and Mars Volta. Muller will be reunited ...

  28. Radiohead, Petty, Johnson Set For San Fran Festival

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.S. festival frenzy continues with today's (March 3) announcement that Radiohead, Tom Petty and Jack Johnson will headline San Francisco's inaugural Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 22-24 at Golden Gate Park. ...

  29. Finn Ready For Tour With Family Pal Vedder

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Zealand singer/songwriter Liam Finn is on the road to promote his Yep Roc solo debut, "I'll Be Lightning," including a support slot for Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's first solo run in April. "I've known Eddie ...

  30. Vedder Shoots Video For 'Guaranteed'

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recently shot a video for "Guaranteed," his Golden Globe- and Grammy-nominated song from the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild." The clip, directed by Marc Rocco, will premiere Jan. 7 at 6 a ...

  31. Kanye, Winehouse, Foo Fighters Lead Grammy Noms

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 2008 Grammy Awards with eight nominations each, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of whom got five nods. Winehouse's "Rehab&qu ...

  32. Penn, Vedder Sit For Film/TV Keynote Q&A

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Penn spent a decade preparing the film adaptation of Jon Krakauer's 1996 book "Into the Wild." But it only took him a few hours to secure the services of Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder to write the soundtrack for the project. ...

  33. Film & TV Conference: Reilly Does Cox For 'Walk Hard'

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years worth of popular music in the upcoming film "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox," which was written and produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Jake Kasdan. It opens Dec. 21 in U.S. theaters. Reilly's to ...

  34. The Film And TV Interview: Sean Penn And Eddie Vedder

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Penn has wanted to make a movie based on Jon Krakauer's 1996 book "Into the Wild" since the moment he finished reading it. The true story of Christopher McCandless, a recent college graduate who in 1990 cut ties with his family ...

  35. Vedder, Penn Set For THR/Billboard Film & TV Conference

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and actor/director Sean Penn will be the subjects of the keynote Q&A at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, to be held Nov. 1-2 at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton. Vedder and Penn w ...

  36. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville album provides the country star&# ...

  37. Starbucks To Give Away Free iTunes Songs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffee houses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets. From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the ...

  38. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Now it really gets interesting. Universal Music Group’s decision to test DRM-free digital sales on a widespread basis is a much-needed complement to EMI’s catalog-wide maneuver, allowing the music industry to finally have a rational discu ...

  39. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Now it really gets interesting. Universal Music Group’s decision to test DRM-free digital sales on a widespread basis is a much-needed complement to EMI’s catalog-wide maneuver, allowing the music industry to finally have a rational discu ...

  40. AT&T Cuts Anti-Bush Lyrics From Pearl Jam Webcast

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam fans and Internet watchdogs are up in arms today after it was revealed that AT&T censored portions of the band's live Lollapalooza concert cybercast on Sunday. While performing "Daughter," the band segued into a portio ...

  41. Slash Lends A Hand To Activision Game

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Game publisher Activison, the company that bought the popular Guitar Hero franchise from original developer Harmonix, has introduced Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as the next title in the series. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, curre ...

  42. Who's Next?: Arena Tours

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At age 26, Christina Aguilera is among the top-grossing artists in the world for the first half of 2007. Conversely, the plug was recently pulled on 25-year-old Kelly Clarkson's summer arena tour because of lower-than-expected ticket sales. T ...

  43. Man Dies As Storms Lash German Festival

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Severe storms have left one man dead and another seriously injured at Germany's Southside Festival. The man, a 28-year-old medic, died yesterday (June 21) when his vehicle was struck by a tent pole flung into the air by a storm at the festiva ...

  44. Broomfield Event Center Taps Felling

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colo., has appointed facility management veteran Gene Felling as its new executive VP and GM. He will oversee booking and operations at the approximately 7,500-seat venue, beginning in August. Prior to jo ...

  45. NARM Coverage: 'Winning At The Digital Game'

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard's VP of global licensing Brad Navin called upon independent retailers to more aggressively launch digital download stores. Speaking on an indie retail panel at the annual NARM convention in Chicago, Navin observed that he hasn ...

  46. With No Album On Horizon, Pearl Jam Touring For Fun

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has "no set date" for returning to the studio to follow-up last year's self-titled album for J, but the group couldn't pass up a series of "pretty cool offers" on the live front this summer, guitarist Mike M ...

  47. Van Halen, R.E.M. Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March ...

  48. Jay-Z, Vedder, Richards Among Rock Hall Inducters

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Several superstar artists have signed on to induct artists into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a March 12 ceremony in New York. Jay-Z will induct Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will induct R.E.M. and ...

  49. Pearl Jam To Anchor Third Chicago Lollapalooza

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will return to its Lollapalooza roots by serving as one of the headliners for the 2007 edition of the event, which will be held Aug. 3-5 in the city's Grant Park. The news was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by ...

  50. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

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