WHAT’S NEXT FOR GRUNGE IN 2011?

WHAT’S NEXT FOR GRUNGE IN 2011?
BY GRUNGEREPORT.NET OWNER BRETT BUCHANAN

With 2010 now in the books, it is now time to look forward to 2011.  Last year was a huge year for Grunge era bands, will 2011 be just as big?  Here are some of my predictions:

Soundgarden will do some sort of tour and start writing new material.  I know that’s an optimistic prediction, but I think Chris Cornell living in Seattle again is a very positive sign, and I’m trying to be optimistic with most of these predictions.

Pearl Jam’s party/festival in middle America will draw tens of thousands of fans, and will be one of the biggest Grunge events of the year.

Mark Lanegan will finally release his followup to 2004’s Bubblegum, and will tour in support of the new album.  Notable musicians will make guest appearances on the album.

Foo Fighters’ new album will be one of their best and will dominate the charts.

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will reunite again on stage and do even more to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind.

Courtney Love will be on hiatus yet again from the music industry.

The Smashing Pumpkins will release their best songs yet from Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.

Stone Temple Pilots will release a new album near the end of the year to complete their commitment to Atlantic Records.  After the album is released they will begin to release their music themselves.

Mudhoney will start to work on their next album.

Alice In Chains will do a short American tour this summer, and will begin to work on their next album.

One of the Grunge era bands will win a Grammy.

The Smashing Pumpkins will tour with Pavement (just kidding).

PEARL JAM’S TEN CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW DIGITAL AND ANALOG MEMBERSHIPS

The Ten Club sent this out to it’s members:

Dear Ten Club member-

With Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary year upon us bringing lots of goodies to boot, Ten Club is excited to announce a new option-based fan club experience for your 2011 membership renewal.  Starting January 1, 2011 Ten Club will offer two (2) levels of membership — ANALOG and DIGITAL — giving you the option to choose the membership format that best suits your lifestyle.  While our hard core dedicated ANALOG Level collectors will have even more limited edition annual freebies to add to their archives, our DIGITAL Level members can look forward to the streamlined, paperless, no-postage-necessary, virtual-only experience.  Now’s the time to dig deep and ask yourself, “Am I Analog or Digital?”

The 2011 renewal option change will not affect your current membership benefits.  All memberships purchased in 2010 will keep the same benefits until it’s time for your 2011 renewal.  At that point, you will get to choose one (1) of these renewal options:

Tier 1: “Analog” Level US $40 / INTL $50
* Full Website Access
* PJ Radio Access (Streaming only)
* Holiday Single MP3
* Deep Magazine PDF
* Members-only Contest Eligibility
* Members-only Merch Discount Events
* Access to Members-only Merch
* Access to Fan Club only Ticket Pre-sales
PLUS
* Free Bootleg Download – Coupon code included in the renewal confirmation email
* Limited Edition Vinyl 45 Holiday Single
* Limited Edition Hard Copy of Deep Magazine
* Limited Edition Ten Club T-Shirt – New Design Each Year sent at the  Time of Renewal Purchase!

Tier 2: “Digital” Level US/INTL $20
* Full Website Access
* PJ Radio Access (Streaming only)
* Holiday Single MP3
* Deep Magazine PDF
* Members-only Contest Eligibility
* Members-only Merch Discount Events
* Access to Members-only Merch
* Access to Fan Club only Ticket pre-sales

Please direct all questions to info@tenclub.net.

Happy New Year!
10c

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM GRUNGEREPORT.NET

Happy New Years!  I hope everybody had a safe New Years and isn’t too hung over.  There weren’t any New Years Eve concerts by any Grunge bands this year unfortunately (I saw Stone Temple Pilots live on December 31, 2008), but I hope everybody celebrated by listening to Pearl Jam’s “Do The Evolution,” which features the line “2010, watch it go to fire.”

As GrungeReport.net nears it’s two years anniversary coming up in May, I hope that in 2011 the site continues to not face any server issues and will continue to be the top Grunge site on the internet today.  At some point in 2011 I also hope to launch a companion site to GrungeReport.net, a rock news website that focuses on covering non shitty bands, if that makes any sense.  Anyways, thanks for the support and here’s to a great 2011!