VIDEO OF EDDIE VEDDER PERFORMING WITH KERRY WOOD & CHRIS CHELIOS IN A CHICAGO BAR LAST NIGHT

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder performed with former Blackhawk Chris Chelios and the now retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park Sunday after attending the Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Eddie did an impromptu five song performance that included Alive, The Band’s The Weight, and The Who’s Baba O’Reilly.

SETLIST FROM FOO FIGHTERS’ PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT AT BAMBOOZLE IN NEW JERSEY

The band took a helicopter to Saturday Night Live in New York right after the performance.

Setlist:

All My Life
Rope
The Pretender
My Hero
Learn to Fly
White Limo
Arlandria
Breakout
Cold Day in the Sun
Big Me
Walk
These Days
Times Like These
Monkey Wrench
Hey, Johnny Park!
This is a Call
In the Flesh?
Best of You
Breakdown
Everlong

SLASH SAYS THERE’S NO WAY VELVET REVOLVER WILL REUNITE WITH SCOTT WEILAND

Slash appeared on Eddie Trunk’s radio show last night and Blabbermouth.net transcribed Slash’s full story on Scott Weiland falsely claiming that Velvet Revolver is reuniting:

“I was doing a radio interview [with the ‘Half-Assed Morning Show’ on the Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station 93X on Monday, May 14] and we just rolled into town,” Slash said. “I got out of my [tour bus] bunk and I dropped my guys off and went straight to this radio station. So I’m acclimating to the morning show, which you know the energy levels of those morning guys. I’m trying to get the coffee in my system. And [the radio show host] starts saying something at one point where he goes, ‘So Scott Weiland’s back in Velvet Revolver. And how does that feel?’ And I was like, ‘Woah! What?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, Scott said you guys are writing together and you’re gonna be on the road by the end of the year.’ And I was just like, ‘Am I delirious? What are you saying?'”

He continued, “Anyway, then, which was a good thing, he played me a tape of the actual conversation with Scott saying all this stuff. I was like, ‘What the fuck?’ And that was it. And I called Duff, and I was like, ‘Duff, do you know anything about this?’ And Duff says, ‘I have no idea.’ So that was it. I was just in a state of shock.”

“I talked to Dave Kushner and he said that he and Scott had some conversations at some point about getting back together. But I remember that was sort of Scott’s M.O. when we did that [one off] reunion thing. So he’s been interested in burying the hatchet and getting back together and sort of juggling this whole STP/Velvet Revolver perfect-world thing. And I’m, like, there’s no way that’s gonna happen. I love Scott — he’s a great guy when I’m not in a band with him. I’d just like to keep it that way. So there’s no truth to this whole thing. [It’s been given] way more attention than it even deserves.”

RUMOR: PEARL JAM TO PLAY A SHOW IN SAN FRANCISCO?

Here’s another part of Mamasan Bren’s post from PearlJam.com’s forums:

OK, so, ya ready for this? I asked Mike about the ATL and FL dates and if there were to be any others this year. He said that they are going to play in San Francisco in September! Now, with PJ playing all of these festivals, it had me guessing Outside Lands, but that is being held Aug 10-12, and does have Neil and the Foos. So, perhaps they’ll be added to that if Mikey was mistaken on the month. I don’t think he meant the Bridge School as having played there a ton, he would’ve known to say October. So, if he’s spot on with September, maybe we’ll get a non-festival show somewhere in San Fran. He joked and gave me the mums the word line, “You didn’t hear it from me.” So, go crazy folks, go crazy. West Coasters rejoice! And all fans for that matter, that hopefully this pans out and we all have an opportunity to see the guys with another date and location this fall!

RUMOR: MARK LANEGAN TO SING ON NEW MAD SEASON ALBUM

Mamasan Bren posted this yesterday on the PearlJam.com forums, he met Mike McCready at a Flight to Mars show in Las Vegas:

Following up on the Mad Season news from that interview, [Mike McCready] does have a commitment from a singer now. I have to say that a billion Coronas and a stiff rum and coke wiped out the name he said. I want to say a Lanigan or Flanigan or something like that, but am just not able to recall, but he said that he was pretty much lined up to record for their release later this year. Also, that the work with Sony to free up the rights to some of the unreleased tracks was definitely in progress.

John posted this on the PearlJam.com forums a week ago:

Well I just spoke to Mark Lanegan last night and I posed the question of his potential involvement in the upcoming Mad Season projects and he said “Yes. I will most likely being doing some stuff with them.” I had to ask. There is an answer from the man himself delivered with a magnificently sly grin.

COURTNEY LOVE DENIES HAVING MELTDOWN AT A NEW YORK HOTEL

Courtney Love reportedly had an anxiety attack over something to do with her boyfriend at the McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan on Sunday. She was supposed to read a short story. She had denied that she had a meltdown, “I came in and had to go uptown to meet my boyfriend. I swear I didn’t say or do anything, I was in a hurry to get uptown. I did zero, I turned up to be supportive, had a water and left. This is nonsense.”

BILLY CORGAN DISCUSSES NEW SMASHING PUMPKINS MEMBERS CONTRIBUTIONS TO ‘OCEANIA’

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And hearing him talk about the Pumpkins’ current lineup -” Byrne, Corgan, bassist Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Schroeder -” speaks volumes about what Corgan feels the old Pumpkins lacked.

“It’s a very shockingly mature and kind group of people,- the singer says. “Everyone’s very respectful of each other. It’s the only band I’ve ever been in where there’s no backbiting, where there’s no talking (garbage) when the other person’s out of the room or where this person doesn’t like that person. It’s the first time I’ve ever been in a band where there’s equal respect. I’ve never experienced that.-

This version of the Pumpkins works differently than its predecessors did.
“I would say that we’re probably more of a studio band now than a rehearsal band,- Corgan says. “The old band was more rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, and you’d hammer out a vision and then go into the studio. I think this band benefits a little more from the intellectual process of making a record. Now it’s like, ‘OK, we’ve got these songs,’ and we go in and start throwing stuff at the wall in the studio and everybody sorof puts their two cents into where it’s going, and I think that’s successful.

“I think on Oceania people will hear the contribution of this band and why I’ve stuck with this band.-

MIKE MCCREADY SAYS HE WANTS TO DO ANOTHER TEMPLE OF THE DOG ALBUM

SM: I saw the Temple of the Dog stuff that happened around the Pearl Jam 20 shows. Any chance of that happening again?
Mike McCready: I’d love it. I’d love to do another record. If it happens organically and everyone’s into it, it’d be awesome. We were all around the same place the first time. And that’d have to happen again. And it was a different cause, for sure. But I’m up for it. I’d play with those guys any time.

MIKE MCCREADY SAYS NEW MAD SEASON ALBUM COULD BE RELEASED THIS YEAR

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Another band that you’ve been a part of that once included the late Layne Staley is Mad Season. Is there any leftover material that didn’t make the debut album? If so, is there a chance that any of that will see the light of day?

Fantastic question! Funny you should mention that because we are working on that right now. There was another record that we did that, unfortunately, Layne (Stanley) and (Mark) Lanegan didn’t show up for – we did do music for it. There are a total of 11-12 unreleased songs that need a little bit of editing here and there. We’re looking at putting together those songs with singers who are the late Layne Staley’s caliber, if we can find them. I’d also like to find out if we can remaster and then re-release Above. I also came across some live tapes of a live show we did at the Crocodile. I was at our warehouse and found some two-inch tape of the show. I’d love to release all of this by the end of this year – that’s what we’re shooting for. I probably shouldn’t be telling you any of this, but that’s the plan as of the last two days.