CAMERON CROWE TALKS ABOUT PEARL JAM’S DOCUMENTARY

Lou Lumenick of The New York Post has a new interview up with Cameron Crowe that I found out about on theskyiscrape.com.  Here’s part of the interview:

Crowe calls it “our equal-part tribute to Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ and The Who’s ‘The Kids Are Alright.’ When I first moved to Seattle in the mid-’80s, that now-hallowed music scene was starting to come together and I was fortunate to have a front-row seat to the formation and the early shows of Pearl Jam. We gave them jobs on ‘Singles’ to keep the band afloat.

“They became good friends of mine, and about 10 years ago we started talking about a project that would use all the archival stuff the band had never shown to the public. The time finally came to tell that story. Jeff Ament, the bassist and creative architect of the band in many ways, said to me, ‘I’m expecting to learn things about our little band that I never knew. I hope it’s a little bit like group therapy.’ ”

TRACKLIST FOR PEARL JAM’S VS. AND VITALOGY REISSUES

Thanks to Ben for this:

Vs Tracklist:
1. Go
2. Animal
3. Daughter
4. Glorified G
5. Dissident
6. W.M.A.
7. Blood
8. Rearviewmirror
9. Rats
10. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
11. Leash
12. Indifference
13. Hold On (Bonus Track)
14. Cready Stomp (Bonus Track)
15. Crazy Mary (Bonus Track)
Vitalogy Tracklist:
1. Last Exit
2. Spin the Black Circle
3. Not For You
4. Tremor Christ
5. Nothingman
6. Whipping
7. Pry, To
8. Corduroy
9. Bugs
10. Satan s Bed
11. Better Man
12. Aye Davanita
13. Immortality
14. Stupid Mop
15. Better Man (guitar/organ only)(Bonus Track)
16. Corduroy (alt take) (Bonus Track)
17. Nothingman (demo) (Bonus Track)

MIKE MCCREADY TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT BASEBALL GAME, MCCREADY BOBBLEHEADS TO BE RELEASED

PissBottleMan posted this on the PearlJam.com forums:

Via NW Chapter of CCFA and Seattle Mariners:

Enjoy some Major League Baseball action while supporting a great cause! Special group seating has been reserved and is available for you to purchase online. A portion of the tickets sold through this offer will benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Receive a FREE Mike McCready bobblehead only when you purchase through this special offer!

Be sure to arrive early- Mike McCready will be performing the National Anthem before the game!

* DEADLINE TO PURCHASE: Thursday, June 2 at NOON
* Game Date: Friday, June 3, 2011 – 7:10 p.m.
* Pricing:
o $20 View Reserved Seating
o $40 Field Level Seating
o $4 from each View Reserved ticket sold & $10 from each Field Level ticket sold will benefit the CCFA!

To redeem your bobblehead, present your ticket stub from this special offer at the stairwell off the concourse by Section 112 before the 4th inning.

PBM

BUTCH VIG SAYS DAVE GROHL/KRIST NOVOSELIC REUNION SONG REFERENCES KURT COBAIN

“We had Krist Novoselic come in and play bass [on the song], and I’m not exactly sure what the song’s about, but to me, it seems there’s definitely some references about Kurt Cobain, and it’s one of the most primal, raw things the Foo Fighters have ever done, and I think it’s one of the best tracks on the record.”

Read more about Butch Vig talking about producing the new Foo Fighters album, the reunion of himself/Grohl/Novoselic on MTV.com

COURTNEY LOVE THINKS SHE IS GETTING BETTER LOOKING WITH AGE

Above is a new photo of Courtney Love in London.  Here a quote from a Dailymail.co.uk article from Courtney:

She says: ‘I am the smoker and the curser, but I am trying to learn about taking care of myself. I have friends that are growing old and freaking out and I am, like, getting hotter.’

SEATTLE-AREA PEARL JAM CARBON MITIGATION EVENTS

This was posted on PearlJam.com:

Join in Cascade Land Conservancy’s Seattle-Area PJ Carbon Mitigation Events

Pearl Jam partnered with Cascade Land Conservancy (CLC) to mitigate carbon emissions from the band’s 2009 world tour. This partnership utilizes CLC’s Green City Program to mitigate carbon through the restoration of 33 acres of urban forests in Seattle, Kent, Kirkland and Redmond.

CLC invites you to join in two upcoming events that will kick off several volunteer projects to take place with this partnership:

1) Saturday, February 26 at Discovery Park in Seattle

2) Saturday, March 5 at Hartman Park in Redmond

Both events last from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Crews have been out working hard to remove all of the invasive plants at the Discovery and Hartman sites- and now they are ready for some extra hands to help in planting native trees and shrubs. Dress for the weather and come prepared to get your hands dirty. Long pants and sleeves, sturdy shoes and a water bottle are highly recommended. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

For more information on these events or to register online, click here.

For more information on Pearl Jam’s partnership with CLC, click here.

SEATTLE WEEKLY CRITICIZES SOUNDGARDEN’S REUNION, SAYS BAND TURNED DOWN SASQUATCH

Chris Kornelis of SeattleWeekly.com has a new article up titled “Soundgarden- Band or Business?” that is critical of the band’s reunion.  Here are a couple of short excerpts from the article, including a reponse from Soundgarden’s publicist.

So is Soundgarden once again a working band, or still just a business? When asked what gives with Cornell’s solo tour before a full Soundgarden run, the band’s publicist says, “They posted some photos on their site that may give you a hint!”

It’s not too late for them to make good on the reunion. Cornell’s solo tour wraps up before the summer-festival season is in full swing. And after being courted by—yet turning down—Sasquatch! last year, perhaps the band has reconsidered for 2011.

GrungeReport.net still firmly stands behind it’s report from last week that the band are working on new material.