RARE NIRVANA EP TO BE RE-RELEASED ON RECORD STORE DAY

Credit: undercover.fm

Nirvana’s 1992 ‘Hormoaning’ EP will be rereleased for Record Store Day.

The EP was an Australia-only release for their 1992 tour and appearances at the Big Day Out.

It was a recording of John Peel Sessions, featuring covers of Devo, The Vaselines and The Wipers, as well as live versions of early Nirvana tunes ‘Aneurysm’ and ‘Even In His Youth’.

Now NME reports that the EP will be rereleased for Record Store Day on April 16, limited to 6000 copies.

PEARL JAM GUITARIST MIKE MCCREADY SIGNS UP FOR CCFA HALF MARATHON

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Signs Up for Half Marathon with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Team Challenge Program in Seattle

Lead Guitarist Signs on to Help Change the Lives of Digestive Disease Patients

(Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011

Mike McCready, guitarist and founding member of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, and his wife Ashley O’Connor recently signed on to participate in the July 17, 2011 Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon with Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s endurance training and fundraising program. Alongside hundreds of others from around the country, McCready and O’Connor will be trained by professional coaches this spring in Seattle while raising critical dollars that will support the Foundation’s education and support services, and research initiatives.

Last December, Mike McCready and Ashley O’Connor were guests of Team Challenge at the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon. After experiencing the amazing energy of the nearly 1,000 runners and walkers who crossed the finish line and raised millions of dollars to help improve the lives of patients, the couple was inspired to join in their own race. McCready explains, “when we learned that CCFA would be training athletes from around the country to run or walk one of three Team Challenge summer half marathons, we decided this was our chance to not only help find a cure for IBD, but also challenge ourselves to do something neither of us have done before — complete a 13.1 mile race.”

Last year, over 2,000 people ran, walked, or cycled with Team Challenge. These participants at all fitness levels raised $8 million for research, education, and support services for patients suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases affecting over 1.4 million Americans.

Participants are currently training in 28 cities around the country for the June 4 Virginia Half Marathon; the June 26 Kona Half Marathon; and the July 17 Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon. For all races, event weekend kicks off with a pasta party and concludes with a finish line bash. This spring, Team Challenge will kick off the second season of its cycling program with a virtual training program for Centurion Canada’s 50 mile race in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Ontario on September 18; and will launch its Triathlon program that will train participants to swim, bike, and run the TriRock Triathlon Series San Diego race on September 11, 2011. Those interested in learning more about training for an upcoming race can find their local team at http://www.ccteamchallenge.org.

About Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere from the mouth to the anus, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require hospitalization and surgery. These illnesses can cause severe complications, including colon cancer in patients with long-term disease. Some 1.4 million American adults and children suffer from Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, with as many as 150,000 under the age of 18. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 81 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit http://www.ccfa.org. Join CCFA on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/supportccfa and follow CCFA on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ccfa.

About Pearl Jam
In 1991, Pearl Jam’s debut album Ten catapulted the little-known Seattle-based band into superstardom. Nine studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and nearly 300 concert bootleg releases later, the band continue to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful — with over 60 million albums sold worldwide. Over the past twenty years, the band has remained a major force in rock and roll, as much for its aggressive loyalty to its social and political principles and restless experimentation as for its rock radio staples and bestselling albums.

2011 will be a yearlong celebration of Pearl Jam’s rich twenty-year history. The anniversary festivities kicked off with the release of a new live compilation album, Live on Ten Legs, in January, followed by the March expanded reissues of Vs. and Vitalogy. Late summer brings a Pearl Jam 20th anniversary destination weekend bash followed by the fall release of Cameron Crowe’s film, Pearl Jam Twenty, along with an accompanying book and soundtrack album. Interspersed between these PJ20 highlights will be a number of additional special events and new, unexpected releases. For the latest Pearl Jam happenings, visit http://www.pearljam.com.

EXCLUSIVE: SOUNDGARDEN PLANNING SUMMER TOUR

Soundgarden are planning a tour for this summer.  I’m not sure of exactly how long it will be or when it will start, but there are shows being planned for July.

Soundgarden reunited in January 2010 and since then have played four live shows. They also performed on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show last November. The band are currently working on a new studio album, which they hope to complete by the end of the year.

NEW EDDIE VEDDER SOLO ALBUM AND DVD COMING MAY 31ST, TRACKLISTING REVEALED

New Eddie Vedder Album “Ukulele Songs” + Live Concert Film “Water on the Road” to be Released on Tuesday, May 31st

Digital single “Longing to Belong” available digitally starting today

Eddie Vedder will release a solo album, Ukulele Songs, on Tuesday, May 31st (May 30th internationally) through Pearl Jam’s Monkeywrench Records. Ukulele Songs is a collection of original songs and covers performed by Vedder on ukulele. The first single from the album, “Longing to Belong,” will be available for sale through digital retailers on Tuesday, March 22nd (March 21st internationally).

Also released on May 31st is Water on the Road, a live-concert DVD directed by Brendan Canty of Fugazi and Christoph Green featuring performances from Vedder’s August 16th and 17th 2008 solo tour engagements at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theatre. The DVD features a live performance of “You’re True” from Ukulele Songs as well as a mix of Pearl Jam catalog, covers and songs from Vedder’s critically acclaimed, award-winning solo record, Into The Wild.

Ten Club pre-sale info will be announced at a later date, stay tuned!

Ukulele Songs Album Tracklisting:

1. Can’t Keep
2. Sleeping by Myself
3. Without You
4. More Than You Know
5. Goodbye
6. Broken Heart
7. Satellite
8. Longing to Belong
9. Hey Fahkah
10. You’re True
11. Light Today
12. Sleepless Nights (featuring Glen Hansard)
13. Once in Awhile
14. Waving Palms
15. Tonight You Belong to Me (featuring Cat Power)
16. Dream a Little Dream

Water on the Road Live Concert DVD Tracklisting:

1. The Canyon
2. Sometimes
3. Trouble
4. Around the Bend
5. Girl From the North Country
6. Guaranteed
7. Setting Forth
8. Far Behind
9. No Ceiling
10. Rise
11. Golden State
12. Society
13. Forever Young
14. Ed Piano (Instrumental)
15. I’m Open
16. Man of the Hour
17. Driftin’
18. No More
19. You’re True
20. Ukulele Interlude (Instrumental)
21. Unthought Known
22. Arc
23. Hard Sun
24. The Canyon (reprise)

UNRELEASED KURT COBAIN & COURTNEY LOVE SONG FEATURED IN NEW DOCUMENTARY

Credit: NME.com

A new documentary (Hit So Hard) telling the story of former Hole drummer Patty Schemel features never-before-seen footage of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain singing an unreleased song they wrote.

Candid home footage recorded by Schemel of Cobain and Love, including footage of them playing ‘Stinking of You’, is featured in the film.

ORIGINAL HOLE LINEUP TO REUNITE NEXT WEEK IN NEW YORK

Hole’s classic (not quite original, but I didn’t know what else to put for the headline) lineup of Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Melissa auf der Maur, and Patty Schemel will reunite on March 28th for the New York premiere of “Hit So Hard” the new documentary about Patty Schemel and Hole according to NME.com.

It should be interesting to see how it goes, especially since Eric and Courtney had major tension last year due to Courtney reviving the Hole name without him, which was evident in Eric’s April 2010 GrungeReport.net interview.

SETLIST FROM YESTERDAY’S EDDIE VEDDER SHOW IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Kat posted this on the PearlJam.com forums:

Ed Vedder: Sydney, AU Show March 20, 2011
STATE THEATRE

01. Sometimes
02. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
03. Just Breathe
04. My City of Ruins-(Bruce Springsteen)
05. I Am Mine
06. I’m Open
07. Betterman
08. I Believe In Miracles-(Ramone, Ray)
09. Can’t Keep
10. Longing To Belong-(new song)
11. No Ceiling
12. Far Behind
13. Guaranteed
14. Rise
15. Unthought Known
16. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-(Lennon, McCartney)
17. Porch

Encore Break 1
18. Tonight You Belong To Me w/ EJ Barnes-(Rose/David)
19. The Golden State w/ EJ Barnes-(John Doe)
20. Society-(Jerry Hannan)
21. Behind Blue Eyes-(Pete Townshend)
22. Wishlist
23. Forever Young-(Bob Dylan)
24. The End
25. Arc

Encore Break 2
26. Rockin’ In The Free World w/ EJ Barnes & Cecilia Herbert-(Neil Young)
27. Hard Sun w/ EJ Barnes & Cecilia Herbert-(Gordon Peterson)

EDDIE VEDDER REPORTEDLY RELEASING LIVE DVD OF AUSTRALIAN SHOW

From Emek,

Coming Next… Eddie Vedder
My second poster of the year was a collaboration of sorts
between me and Eddie Vedder.
Its not my usual style, I came up with the idea and Eddie dictated the style. Sometimes in this business you get to work with the client in different ways.
It will also be the cover art of his upcoming DVD.
His new music sounds really good.