SETLIST FROM PEARL JAM’S PERFORMANCE YESTERDAY AT WERCHTER FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM

Setlist:
1. Do The Evolution
2. Got Some
3. Interstellar Overdrive
4. Corduroy
5. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
6. Given To Fly
7. World Wide Suicide
8. Comatose
9. Even Flow
10. Olé
11. The Fixer
12. Spin The Black Circle
13. Daughter/Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
14. Just Breathe
15. Why Go
16. Jeremy
17. Better Man/Save It For Later

Encore:
18. Unthought Known
19. Public Image
20. Alive
21. Rockin’ In The Free World
22. Yellow Ledbetter

CHRIS CORNELL TRASHES MODERN DAY MUSIC, SAYS NEW SOUNDGARDEN ALBUM IS GROUNDBREAKING

Chris Cornell stated in a new interview with The Sun that Soundgarden’s new album is groundbreaking and as vital as anything they’ve ever done. Cornell also called out modern day music’s shortcomings, like Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has in recent interviews. Here are some excerpts:

“I’ve always believed that rock music benefits from an obstacle,” says the Seattle native.

“The worst rock is made when everybody loves rock, like in the late Eighties. That’s the only time hard rock has been the biggest-selling genre of music — and it was mostly crap.

“The Seattle scene was the antithesis of that. Soundgarden was very instrumental in creating that shift.

“We were one of the first bands to be held up and looked at, where the engines of commercial rock thought, ‘This is the future. This band or bands like it can be selling millions of records’.

“A big reason grunge became so big so fast is because people were so sick of what was out there.

“It’s the same thing now. You have a better chance of a very healthy and vital rock scene coming out today because there’s something to react against.

“Contemporary pop music couldn’t be any worse than it is now. The one bright spot was Adele having the biggest-selling record of last year. They’re actually songs and she can really sing.

“So obviously the biggest market still responds to a human being creating music.”

Cornell says: “The one way we stood out is that we weren’t one of those bands that was easy to get. I think every band from the Seattle scene was pretty easy to figure out. But we were extremely diverse and we could do it authentically, which is not easy to do.

“I think the one thing that’s been overlooked is that we covered a lot of territory.

“In terms of an overwhelming commercial acceptance, that hurts you. But in terms of longevity and having a lasting impact that’s legitimately culturally important, it helps you.

“We stand alone outside of genres. We’re not like anybody else. We can’t be imitated.”

EDDIE VEDDER DEDICATES ‘DAUGHTER’ TO CHRIS CORNELL’S DAUGHTER AT PEARL JAM SHOW

Before playing ‘Daughter’ at last night’s Pearl Jam show in Amsterdam, Eddie Vedder said that there is “someone here that is part of the family. She is going from 11 to 12. Her name is Lilly.” It’s safe to assume that he was talking about Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily, who was born on June 28, 2000. Lily is the daughter of Cornell and his ex-wife Susan Silver. Happy birthday Lily!

BILLY CORGAN RIPS THE GRUNGE GENERATION & PAVEMENT FOR BEING NOSTALGIA ACTS, CALLS FOR ROCK REVOLUTION

“My point of having a problem with nostalgia acts for the artists that are from the Grunge generation is it basically subverts the original meaning of the Grunge generation’s music, which is rebellion. So basically, everybody in their 40’s are now all phoning in, let’s call it for what it is. And yeah maybe we’ll put out one new song on the greatest hits album but it’s not really getting back on the horse. We need those artists to step up and take on the social issues particularly that are going on right now. And they’re choosing an economic model over a sociopolitical one, so as far as I’m concerned fuck them, because they’re lazy or they’re scared. I grew up in a generation that had a message, where is that message? If it’s going to be subverted by simple economic downturns, then the message wasn’t real at all. No better case than Pavement, complaining about me in the 90’s, now doing the greatest hits tour. Why? Ca-ching, cashing in. Maybe that’s why they were obsessed with integrity, because they didn’t have any. We play just as many old songs as any other band, and we should, we have some great songs from the past. I understand people coming to shows, they want to hear those songs too. It’s just when that becomes the story, if that is the story, then I am dead as an artist and there is no future for my band, so what the fuck am I doing standing there? I am nothing but a rodeo clown doing the act from 25 years ago. That’s not why I got into this, and I don’t like that expectation. As far as I am concerned, fuck that expectation. Now, if you come to hear what the band’s about, and in the midst of that we want to create a historical context and an emotional context to tell a story, great. I just went to see Roger Waters do the Wall for a 2nd time, that’s a work from 1979, 1980. He didn’t play but one new song in the entire set. He’s re-contextualized the work to have a modern air, he’s talking about everything from Apple to Gulf Wars and all this stuff. He’s re-contextualized the work, he’s updated it for modern audiences. That’s the same thing we do, we update our music for this audience in this time. It’s not a sentimental ‘let’s go back to the old days,’ fuck the old days. The old days weren’t that great, I don’t like this sentimentalism it’s killing our business, and it’s not good for culture. Rock and roll should be at the center of this culture and it’s not, it’s been marginalized because everyone’s afraid. Artists drive the narrative, they always have, that’s why governments are afraid of artists. Only rock and roll bands and radical artists, filmmakers/poets can change shit up from the outside in, because that’s the power of the word that’s the power of the song. Hence artists need to stand up and sing those political and revolutionary songs, that’s what we’re here for at the end of the day. But I’ve been very critical at the lack of my generation standing up and having something to say about what is a very intense time economically and politically in our country politically.”

SETLIST FROM PEARL JAM’S 2ND SHOW IN AMSTERDAM

June 27, 2012 Setlist:
1. Wash
2. Last Exit
3. Animal
4. State Of Love And Trust
5. Severed Hand
6. Corduroy
7. I Got Shit
8. Daughter/WMA
9. Nothing As It Seems
10. Got Some
11. Dissident
12. Once
13. Glorified G
14. Deep
15. The Fixer (with Ray Cameron on percussion)
16. Bugs (Ed plays this on electric guitar instead of accordion)
17. Better Man/Save It For Later

1st Encore:
18. Release
19. Hail, Hail
20. Alone
21. Footsteps
22. Rearviewmirror

2nd Encore:
23. Crown Of Thorns
24. Sonic Reducer
25. Alive
26. Baba O’Riley
27. Yellow Ledbetter/Little Wing

TRACKLISTING REVEALED FOR SMASHING PUMPKINS’ PISCES ISCARIOT REISSUE

Found this on Crestfallen.com, NuclearBlast has the bonus content listed:

BONUS DISC

1) By June (Ignoffo Sessions/2012 Mix)
2) My Dahlia (Ignoffo Sessions/2012 Mix)
3) Jesus Loves His Babies (Gish Sessions Rough Mix)
4) Cinnamon Girl (Ignoffo Sessions/2012 Mix)
5) Glynis (2012 Mix)
6) Crawl (Gish Sessions outtake)
7) Cinder Open (Eddy St. demo/2012 Mix)
8) Blissed (Sadlands demo/2012 Mix)
9) Slunk (Live) (2012 – Remaster)
10) Jackie Blue
11) Venus in Furs (Live)
12) Translucent (Sadlands demo/2012 mix)
13) French Movie Theme (Siamese Sessions outtake)
14) Purr Snickety (Gish b-sides session outtake)
15) There It Goes (Demo/2012 Mix)
16) Vanilla (Ignoffo Sessions)
17) Why Am I So Tired (Live in studio demo)

DVD TRACKLISTING

1) Intro by Billy Corgan
2) Pulse Cable Show Introduction by Lou Hinkhouse
3) There It Goes (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
4) She (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
5) She (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
6) Under Your Spell (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
7) My Eternity (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
8) My Eternity (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
9) My Eternity (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
10) My Eternity (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
11) Bleed (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
12) Nothing and Everything (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
13) Jennifer Ever (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
14) Jennifer Ever (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
15) Jennifer Ever (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
16) Jennifer Ever (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
17) Jennifer Ever (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
18) Death of a Mind (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
19) Spiteface (Pulse Basement Jam – Chicago)
20) Blue
21) Offer Up
22) The Joker
23) Slunk
24) Dancing In The Moonlight
25) Snap
26) Hello Kitty Kat

TAPE TRACKLISTING

1) A1: Jennifer Ever
2) A2: East
3) A3: Nothing And Everything
4) B1: Sun (Remix)
5) B2: She (Live)
6) B3: Spiteface

SETLIST FROM YESTERDAY’S PEARL JAM SHOW IN AMSTERDAM

Setlist:
1. Interstellar Overdrive
2. Corduroy
3. Why Go
4. Given To Fly
5. Brain Of J
6. Amongst The Waves
7. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
8. In Hiding
9. Even Flow
10. World Wide Suicide
11. Rats
12. Lukin
13. Not For You
14. Better Things
15. Nothing Man
16. The Fixer (with Ray Cameron on percussion)
17. Do The Evolution

1st Encore:
18. Last Kiss
19. Just Breathe
20. Comatose
21. Unthought Known
22. Porch

2nd Encore:
23. Smile
24. Green Disease
25. Love, Reign O’er Me
26. Black
27. Rockin’ In The Free World
28. Indifference

CHRIS CORNELL POSTPONES SHOW IN TORINO DUE TO STOMACH VIRUS

From ChrisCornell.com, get well soon Chris!

Due to a stomach virus, tonight’s (6/26) Chris Cornell’s show at Colonia Sonora in Torino, Italy has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible. All tickets for tonight’s show will be honored at the rescheduled date. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Please go to http://www.livenation.it/ for more information.”

BILLY CORGAN SAYS HE ENJOYS BEING THE VILLAIN, DECLARES THE ALBUM DEAD

-Billy said, “I always thought it was kind of funny. It’s like, wrestling guys can kind of wink their way out of being a bad guy. I’ve been willing to play a bad guy just because I think it’s funny. It’s certainly funnier than being a good guy.”

-He said the album format is basically dead, that people won’t sit down and listen to a full album. He sees a visual element possibly working in getting people to listen to an album.

SMASHING PUMPKINS GUITARIST JEFF SCHROEDER DOESN’T WANT ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS ON ‘OCEANIA’ TOUR

Billy Corgan said in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal that Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder told Corgan recently that he was adamantly against outside musicians joining the band for the Oceania tour. Schroeder told Corgan that he believes that the four members in the band trust each other and are working right now. Corgan said, “You have to be careful about who you let into that circle.”

Schroeder has been with the band since 2007, and is the only member remaining from the Zeitgeist touring lineup besides Corgan. The band used a keyboardist, Lisa Harriton, during their touring in 2007 and 2008. For the Pumpkins’ infamous 20th Anniversary Tour in 2008, the band also brought in additional musicians.