Eddie Vedder’s gig in Phoenix this Sunday night, November 4th, will be broadcast on Pearl Jam’s Sirius XM channel the following dates: Tuesday, November 6th at 10 pm, Thursday, November 8th at noon, and Saturday, November 10th at 5 pm. This is a momentous occasion since Vedder has never broadcasted a single solo show of his and has suspended taping during his shows. Source


Posted by Sea on the PearlJam.com forums:

Eddie Vedder
The Pearl Theater
The Palms Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 01, 2012
Show 2

01. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
02. Brain Damage-(Waters)
03. Trouble-(Yusuf Islam)
04. Can’t Keep
05. Sleeping By Myself
06. Without You
07. Goodbye

(The oceans sounds for “Light Today” on Ed’s tape machine aren’t in the monitors so Ed talks to the audience while the technical issue gets sorted out)

08. Light Today

(Ed talks about the Halloween costumes from the night before. He mentions ‘Axel & Slash’ sitting in the second row and how it is nice that they were getting along. He also talks about how nice the theater is and the idea that someone is laughing their ass off because he is playing in the “Pearl Theater”. He also talks about The West Memphis Three and thanks the audience for the support in getting them released. He says he is very happy to say that Jason Baldwin is in the audience tonight and ask him to stand up. He then dedicates the next song to Jason.)

09. I Am Mine
10. Driftin’ (Ed makes a mistake and stops playing and asks himself “How did I fuck that one up?” He starts the next verse a little more slowly then works himself back up to tempo and volume.)

(Ed mentions that he saw a picture of Mitt Romney helping out after Hurricane Sandy. He comments that in the photograph of Mitt lifting a case of water. Ed says because of the awkward stance and where his hands are on the case it looks like it is the first time Romney ever lifted anything.)

11. Just Breathe

(Ed talks how “just breathe” is about the loving support of his wife in raising his family and more. He also mentions the excellent version of the song that Willie Nelson does. Ed listened to Willie’s version over and over and now Ed almost can’t sing it without doing Willie’s version. He then does a quick version imitating Willie. Ed says “it’s his song now and I am glad he took it. Now let’s go into the wild.”)

12. Setting Forth

(Ed tells a story about river rafting with Sean Penn and friends after completing the film “Into The Wild”. He relates a story about how after the trip they were at Lake Meade having dinner and the first song they heard when they went into the restaurant was the same song that is playing in the film when the character Chris is at Lake Meade.)

13. Guaranteed
14. Long Nights
15. Rise
16. Good Woman-(Chan Marshall)
17. Betterman w/ Boom Gasper (Boom plays Ed’s pump organ.)

(Ed says that Boom has been in the band for over half the time the band has existed and it is great having him. “It changed the band. “He is our ‘big man’ like Clarence.” He talks a little about Proposition 37 and it being an election year. He talks about political ads and makes a sarcastic comment about how he will be glad when they are over so he can get back to watching “honey boo boo”, hoping that the girl doesn’t eat genetically modified corn. He goes on to say how much the political ads are going on for “full on fucking lies”. He also goes on a long, angry, humorous and scatological rant about Michael Brown criticizing Obama for acting too quickly after Hurricane Sandy.

18. Unthought Known
19. Porch

Encore Break

(Ed talks about a cause that he recently got involved with. It is help people with Epidermolysis Bullosa. He suggests searching the site HealEB (http://healeb.org/) and seeing if anyone can donate to their cause. Someone in the audience gives Ed $100. As Ed discusses the disease someone offers to donate $5000 if Ed will play “Black”. He tells the person to stick around because although he doesn’t know how to play the song he is going to try and figure out a way. A lot of people in the audience start shouting that they have money to donate as well. An emotional and visibly moved Eddie starts the next song and tells the person who offered the money to stick around because he will have something for them. He also says that his wife and the people at the charity will be happy and that he has never had an audience react like the audience tonight has. He also mentions Ross & Melissa who won an auction to be at the show)

20. Wishlist
21. I Am A Patriot-(Steve Van Zandt)

(Ed invites Glen out to play with him and compliments on how great the audience is tonight saying that he is on the receiving end of their kindness)

22. Society w/Glen Hansard-(Hannan)
23. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen Hansard-(Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) {Busker style-no mics or PA
24. Falling Slowly w/ Glen Hansard-(Hansard, Irglova)

(Ed introduces Natalie Maines and how instrumental she was in getting the West Memphis Three released and notes that the case may get re-opened)
25. Tonight You Belong To Me w/ Natalie Maines-(Rose, David)
26. Golden State w/Natalie Maines-(John Doe)

(Ed has Boom come out again. He says “I am just making this up”)

27. Black w/ Boom Gasper (Boom plays Ed’s pump organ. The first attempt is pretty shaky and doesn’t get very far. Ed makes some adjustments and starts over much stronger. The crowd helps by singing along)

Encore Break 2

(Ed thanks the crowd again and says that they are very trusting because someone gave him $5000 in cash for playing “Black”. $5000 in cash in VEGAS!)
28. Hard Sun w/ Boom, Glen & Natalie


Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell discussed the band being called a nostalgia act and if the term fits with the history of the band in a new interview with SPIN.  Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has called the band out this year for doing a nostalgia/greatest hits reunion, and he claims Chris Cornell said the Smashing Pumpkins reunion wasn’t ‘legitimate’ back in 2007 which hurt his feelings leading to him responding now.  Cornell said he feels Soundgarden is moving forward, “If we’re writing and recording new and vital music, it’s taking care of itself,” Cornell says. “I definitely feel like there’s a place for who we are and what we do. We’re doing what we’ve always done as a band and we’re fortunate enough to have a long enough history that someone could actually suggest that we’re a nostalgia act. Good for us.”


Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis recently discussed his 50th birthday in an interview with Q magazine. His birthday was yesterday, happy belated birthday Anthony!

“I like the idea of defying the convention of what it is to be in your 40s, or 50s, or 60s. Discovering surfing at this stage of my life is definitely going to keep me active till the day I die. So, yeah, I accept the challenge… In the same way that [the late American exercise and nutritional guru] Jack LaLanne did—doing things in his 70’s that no man on earth could do: pulling tugboats across the San Francisco Bay with his teeth.”


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Soundgarden have announced three new shows:

November 13, 2012- New York, NY- Irving Plaza
November 16, 2012- Toronto, Canada- The Phoenix
November 27, 2012- Los Angeles, CA- The Fonda Theatre

Fans who pre-order King Animal from www.Soundgardenworld.com before 11:59pm PST on Nov 7 will be sent a password which allows access to the pre-sale on Nov 8 @ noon local time. Let’s hope all of the scalpers don’t buy up the tickets.


Press release:

This Halloween, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were set to perform in New York City at Brooklyn’s new Barclay’s Arena, but due to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the show is being rescheduled. Details of the new date to be announced soon.

Having heavily disrupted the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy has also forced the band to reschedule their shows in Camden, NJ for December 8 and Fairfax, VA for December 9. The SMASHING PUMPKINS show in Uncasville, CT is also being rescheduled with the date to be announced very soon. All tickets from the original shows will be honored at:
TBA Brooklyn, NY Barclays Arena
12/8 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
12/9 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
TBA Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun

At these arena shows, the PUMPKINS–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—are performing their new OCEANIA CD in full and for the second half of the show they play classics and deep cuts from their body of work. The PUMPKINS are backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” THE PUMPKINS are using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen. Joining the PUMPKINS for these shows is Morning Parade.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist. They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released the album Oceania, via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.


Can’t Keep
Sleeping By Myself
Without You
You’re True
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Just Breathe
Far Behind
No Ceiling
Man of the Hour
My City of Ruins (with Boom)
Masters of War

Encore 1:
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Unthought Known
Society (with Glen)
Sleepless Nights (with Glen)
Falling Slowly (with Glen)
The End (might have been Forever Young)

Encore Break 2:
Hard Sun


GrungeReport.net commenter Crazies wrote down the lyrics to Soundgarden’s new song ‘Non-State Actor.’ The lyrics were written by Kim Thayil.

Coin in every pocket
More mouths to fill
So weak in the land
Strong in the will

I’ll be your beast of burden
I’ll be the seed

I bring you the healer
Feel your disease
I bring dirty water
And make it clean

And you are the cure
I am the drug

And we settle for
A little bit more than everything
We’re not elected
But we will speak

We’re not the chosen
But we believe
And we settle for
A little bit more than everything

Bullets, guns and missiles
A stone and a sling
A motherless country
Of thee I sing

You are the tank and rockets
I am the bomb

I teach you a lesson
Sword for a pen
Reading turn the pages
A history of man

You are tabula rasa
I am the book

And we settle for
A little bit more than everything
We’re not elected
But we will speak

We’re not the chosen
But we believe
And we settle for
A little bit more than everything!

I’m a non-state actor
I’m a non-state actor
I’m a non-state

I’m a non-state actor

And we settle for
A little bit more than everything
We’re not elected
But we will speak

We’re not the chosen
But we believe
Yeah, and we settle for
A little bit more than everything

A little bit more!
A little bit more!
A little bit more!