As Pearl Jam fans eagerly await the release next Tuesday of the "Ten" reissue, the group's debut album and the first in a two year catalog re-release campaign, its starting to sound like 1991 all over again on radio and TV.
"Brother," one of six previously unreleased songs on the set remixed by Pearl Jam's longtime producer Brendan O'Brien (who did not work on "Ten" but produced Pearl Jam's subsequent four albums) shoots to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks radio play chart, becoming only one of a handful of from-the-vaults material to ever reach that peak.
In early May, CBS's "Cold Case" will have Pearl Jam-only soundtracked episodes for its two-part sixth-season finale. Pearl Jam is one of only 10 artists to be exclusively featured by "Cold Case," and the first to takeover more than one episode. 16 Pearl Jam songs will be used on the shows, including several from "Ten."