1. Eddie Vedder Covers Neil Young & Patti Smith at President Obama's Farewell Address: Watch

    January 11, 2017 12:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder gave the POTUS a rock ‘n’ roll send off in Chicago Tuesday night (Jan. 10). The Pearl Jam frontman teamed with the Chicago Children’s Choir for a mini-set prior to Barack Obama's farewell address.  Vedder’s performance wasn’t carri ...

  2. President Barack Obama Delivers Farewell Address: Watch Here

    January 10, 2017 7:17 PM EST 0 0 1 Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will perform with the Chicago Children's Choir. President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on Tuesday (Jan. 10), marking his final speech in office.  Rather than delivering this last s ...

  3. Eddie Vedder to Play President Obama's Farewell Address

    January 10, 2017 4:24 PM EST 0 0 3 He will be joined by the Chicago Children's Choir. President Obama is making the most of his final days as president of the United States. Over the weekend, he threw an epic goodbye party at the White House, with guests such as Chance the Rappe ...

  4. Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen Among Guests Rumored For Obamas' Final White House Party

    January 05, 2017 1:37 AM EST Barack Obama is going out with a bang. The outgoing president and First Lady Michelle Obama are said to be planning a so-called “grown up” party at the White House this Friday night, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay Z , Stevie Wonder , Bruce Sprin ...

  5. Pearl Jam Donates $70,000 To Man Who Once Saved Eddie Vedder's Life

    December 29, 2016 9:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder has been in a generous mood this holiday season. Earlier this week he donated $10,000 to a Maryland family after the mother posted online they were not only facing eviction but also had no money for holiday gifts. Now, it has been revea ...

  6. Eddie Vedder Sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' at World Series Game 5: Watch

    October 31, 2016 12:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder led Chicago Cubs fans in a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” at Wrigley Field for Game 5 of the World Series.  The Pearl Jam frontman got things going with a rousing speech: “Look at this, look at you. Wrigley Field is full, i ...

  7. Global Citizen Festival 2016: Rihanna Shines, Metallica Rocks Out & Eddie Vedder Duets with Chris Martin

    September 25, 2016 1:15 PM EDT To reward the tens of thousands of volunteers who have put in time to help make the world a better place, the 2016 Global Citizen Festival put on a star-studded show in New York's Central Park on Saturday (Sept. 24). Global Citizen Festival 20 ...

  8. Kings of Leon on Renewing Their Family Ties, Survival Tips From Eddie Vedder & New Album 'Walls'

    August 25, 2016 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Earlier today, after lunch at a favorite Nashville restaurant, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill had an encounter that left him unsettled. "The valet guy, I see him a lot, he knows me," the singer says. "As I was leaving, he was ...

  9. Watch Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Boot Unruly Fan, Get Carried by Dennis Rodman at Chicago Show

    August 24, 2016 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Yes, you read that headline correctly -- at Pearl Jam ’s Monday night (Aug. 22) concert at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, frontman Eddie Vedder ejected a belligerent fan and was lifted up in the arms of former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman. These two i ...

  10. Pearl Jam Taps Young Maine Guitarist for Jam Session

    May 11, 2016 4:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Maine boy's guitar skills earned him a spot onstage with Pearl Jam . Ten-year-old Noah Keeley of Bar Harbor, Maine, was invited onstage to play last week in Quebec City. He sat on a stool and played along with the Pearl Jam song, "Sad.&q ...

  11. Pearl Jam, Maxwell and More Pay Tribute to Prince at Day 2 of New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016

    April 24, 2016 12:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second day of the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicked off at the Fair Grounds Race Course Saturday (April 23) with sets from New Orleans locals Anders Osborne and rapper Mystikal , plus more tributes to the late Prince by Pearl Ja ...

  12. Eddie Vedder, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello & More Headlining New Ohana Music Festival

    April 04, 2016 2:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ohana Music Festival will take place for the first time on Aug. 27-28 in Orange County, CA, with headliners Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam , Lana Del Rey , Elvis Costello , City and Colour  and more.  Osheaga Announces 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chi ...

  13. Pearl Jam Covers Eagles of Death Metal's 'I Want You So Hard' After Paris Attacks: Watch

    November 21, 2015 2:46 PM EST 0 0 0 About a week after the Paris terror attacks, Pearl Jam once again paid tributes to the 89 fans killed at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at Le Bataclan. Pearl Jam Changes Lyrics, Dedicates 'Love Boat Captain' to Paris Attack Victims The ...

  14. Watch Pearl Jam Cover Pink Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb' for First Time in Brazilian Rain

    November 12, 2015 9:04 PM EST 0 0 0 No one's a bigger Pink Floyd fan than Pearl Jam . The band has made a habit of performing songs by the classic rockers, and last night (Nov. 11), Pearl Jam covered "Comfortably Numb" for the first time. Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire’s Win Bu ...

  15. Cubs vs. Mets: Who Has the Cooler Musician Fans?

    October 18, 2015 10:30 AM EDT From Jose Bautista’s badass bat flip to Kyle Schwarber’s scoreboard-smacking home run to the Royals’ epic ALDS comeback, the Major League Baseball postseason has been one for the ages. It’s certainly been a wild, GIF-happy ride, and heyoo  -- th ...

  16. Bringing Beyonce & Bill Gates Together: Inside Hugh Evans' Poverty-Fighting Global Citizen Festival

    October 15, 2015 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 "What a f—ing day it has been,” said  Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, addressing the crowd of 60,000 at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Sept. 26. “Never before have we played for an audience that was 100 percent made ...

  17. Eddie Vedder Sings With Cubs Players, Covers Beatles & Pink Floyd at Exclusive Chicago Gig

    July 10, 2015 4:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Pearl Jam frontman played an intimate show at the Metro as a charity benefit for Chicago GM Theo Epstein’s Foundation to Be Named Later. "Oh yah, Eddie used to live right next to here. Up in an apartment there. With that big guy who works b ...

  18. Watch Eddie Vedder Play 'Better Man' On 'Letterman'

    May 19, 2015 5:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lights are about to turn out on David Letterman’s The Late Show , but until then the hits keep coming.  Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder took the stage overnight to pay homage to the retiring talk-show legend. And he did it with real style, giving Lette ...

  19. 'Letterman' Ratings Rise With Retirement Near

    May 14, 2015 11:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Letterman's imminent retirement is bringing nostalgic viewers back to check out his final shows. The Nielsen company said Letterman's CBS Late Show had more viewers last week than the Tonight  show for the first time since Jimmy Fall ...

  20. David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Guests Announced

    May 14, 2015 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Tom Hanks & Bill Murray are helping with the host's sendoff. David Letterman will end his late night TV run next week with some of his most-trusted guests. On Monday, Tom Hanks will make his 60th  appearance o ...

  21. Machine Gun Kelly Spills Details About Cameron Crowe's TV Comedy 'Roadies'

    March 31, 2015 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Details about Cameron Crowe 's TV comedy Roadies have been scant, but 24-year-old rapper Machine Gun Kelly (aka Colson Baker ), who plays a guitar tech in the Showtime pilot, tells Billboard of one unexpected twist: The headlining band, whose n ...

  22. Drake Gets Called Out for Creeping on Porn Star Mia Khalifa

    January 26, 2015 7:08 PM EST Like much of the porn-viewing public, it seems Drake has acquired a taste for Mia Khalifa.  The top-ranking porn star and Florida State University student revealed on a local radio program Thursday that she had been hit up recently by a popular a ...

  23. Jack White, 50 Cent, Austin Mahone Featured on New Topps 'First Pitch' Baseball Cards

    January 21, 2015 9:43 PM EST Topps baseball cards are getting a boost of celebrity appeal with the introduction of some new "first pitch" cards, featuring some of the best opening throws in major league baseball's 2014 season. Among the 15 total featured are Ja ...

  24. President Obama Hangs Out With Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder in Hawaii

    January 04, 2015 3:58 PM EST 1.073 k 135 62 0 President Barack Obama is closing out his Hawaii vacation by hanging out with Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder . Obama took his daughters, Sasha and Malia, to visit with Vedder and his family in Kailua, not far from where the Obamas are rent ...

  25. Pearl Jam’s ‘Vitalogy’ at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Album Review

    November 22, 2014 11:52 AM EST 29.625 k 124 10 0 It was an undeniably tumultuous year for Pearl Jam in 1994. A time of great flux during which the spotlight of fame glared ever more strongly on the Seattle band as it faced the suicide of Nirvana ’s Kurt Cobain , opted to battle Ticketm ...

  26. Watch: Pearl Jam Debuts New Song ‘Moline’ at Illinois Concert

    October 18, 2014 2:31 PM EDT “Moline" was written just minutes before the band walked on stage. Pearl Jam unexpectedly debuted a new song during its sold-out concert at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill., on Friday (Oct. 17). Eddie Vedder Dedicates Song to Isaiah ' ...

  27. Eddie Vedder Dedicates Song to Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens

    October 17, 2014 1:10 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder expressed condolences and solidarity towards Jack White and his band Thursday night over the sudden death of keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens earlier this week. Jack White's Camp Reveals Isaiah 'I ...

  28. Eddie Vedder Backs Campaign to Beat Debilitating Skin Condition: Watch

    October 07, 2014 2:16 AM EDT Eddie Vedder has appeared in a new video which trains the spotlight on epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic disorder that causes debilitating skin ailments.   “When I first heard about it, it was quite hard to grasp the intensity of the condition. It ...

  29. Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon's 'Imagine' Live: Watch

    July 20, 2014 6:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week Eddie Vedder posted an unapologetic essay on the Pearl Jam website, which opened with the iconic quote from John Lennon's "Imagine" -- "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" -- and responde ...

  30. Pearl Jam Take On 'Frozen' Hit 'Let It Go': Watch

    June 22, 2014 4:43 PM EDT As a father of two girls, even Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is not immune to the cultural phenomenon that is "Frozen."  Pearl Jam Announces Fall U.S. Tour Almost like an inside joke, at a show Friday in Milan, Italy, during an extende ...

  31. One Direction Tops Hot Tours With $26.6 Million Stadium Trek

    June 05, 2014 6:31 PM EDT One Direction caps the weekly tally of Hot Tours with the first box office grosses reported from the Where We Are tour that kicked off in late April. The boy band’s world tour supports the 2013 album "Midnight Memories" and is set to pla ...

  32. John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality in 13 Minutes on 'Last Week Tonight'

    June 02, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Late night talk-show host John Oliver tackled net neutrality on Sunday night's episode of his HBO show "Last Week Tonight." "Yes, net neutrality," he told the audience. "The only two words in the English language t ...

  33. Bruce Springsteen Wraps Australia Tour With Marathon Set, Bee Gees Cover and a Group Twerk

    February 26, 2014 8:10 PM EST After all these years, Bruce Springsteen still manages to surprise. The Boss’ evangelical rock 'n' roll experience has just completed another lap of Australia, where each city has been rewarded with some rare musical gems -- not all o ...

  34. Bruce Springsteen Masters 10 Of His Best For iTunes

    February 18, 2014 5:05 AM EST 0 0 0 The Boss has dropped ten re-mastered albums on the  iTunes store .  Five of the re-released classic Bruce Springsteen albums -- “Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ," "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle," "Born To Run,& ...

  35. Ask Billboard: What Are Your Favorite Beatles Songs?

    February 06, 2014 10:05 AM EST As we approach the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. arrival, 'Ask Billboard' asks you to choose your favorite Fab songs, covers and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, ...

  36. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  37. Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Tour of Australia

    December 11, 2013 11:30 PM EST Australian audiences will get a double-dose of Eddie Vedder in 2014. The rock legend has announced an eight-date, six-city solo tour of Australia, which kicks off less than a week after his band Pearl Jam wraps up its duties on the Big Day Out fest ...

  38. Mary J. Blige, James Taylor to Sing National Anthem at World Series

    October 23, 2013 5:09 PM EDT Taylor looks to continue his winning ways -- he sang the anthem before a pair of other World Series game 2 victories for the Red Sox A lifelong Yankees fan and a folk-rock crooner will sing the national anthem before the first two games of the W ...

  39. Jim James, 'State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)': Exclusive Video Premiere

    October 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Jim James originally released "Regions of Light and Sound of God," his debut solo LP, last February, but the My Morning Jacket frontman isn't done repping it just yet. Following a recent tour behind the record and a spot on "Ji ...

  40. Pearl Jam to Soundtrack the World Series (Exclusive)

    October 11, 2013 12:12 PM EDT Pearl Jam's epic, rain-delayed set at Chicago's Wrigley Field in July won't be the only time the band connects with baseball in 2013. A partnership with Fox Sports will include extensive use of 48 Pearl Jam songs across the prom ...

  41. 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. ...

  42. 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 a ...

  43. Bonnaroo Backbeat: Jack Johnson Talks Filling In For Mumford, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos on Maintaining His Falsetto

    June 14, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Jack Johnson was still a few hours away from Manchester, Tenn., to play a surprise set at Bonnaroo with his Brushfire Records act ALO on Thursday night (June 13) when he got the call. Mumford & Sons had just canceled their headlining Saturda ...

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

    January 02, 2013 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 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 performance ...

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

    December 20, 2012 7:59 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 20, 2012 6:57 PM EST Kanye West performs at the "12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief" at Madison Square Garden (Photo: Getty Images) Kanye West may have been the only male performer who was wearing a skirt at the "12-12-12" Concert for Hurricane Sand ...

  47. '12-12-12' Digital Album Drops; Concert Producers Announce First $50 Million to Be Distributed to Sandy Victims

    December 18, 2012 9:44 PM EST The producers of the "12-12-12" concert announced in a statement today that the Robin Hood Foundation will distribute the first $50 million of initial proceeds for "12-12-12" to organizations helping to aid victims of Hurricane ...

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