Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard’s weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard.com associate editor Jason Lipshutz and Billboard associate director of charts Keith Caulfield every Thursday on the free Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (Click here to listen to last week’s episode).
In this week’s episode, Jason and Keith are joined by Billboard.com managing editor Jessica Letkemann, who discusses her Pearl Jam cover story for Billboard, snagging a rare interview with Eddie Vedder, and what makes the group’s new album “Lightning Bolt” a must-listen. The guys also break down the No. 1 debut of Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” album; Justin Bieber’s “Heartbreaker” single and his ‘Music Mondays’ series as a whole; and this year’s nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s also a Panic! at the Disco studio session snippet, a Pearl Jam chart prediction, KISS praise, and a whole lot more.
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