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SETLIST FROM SMASHING PUMPKINS’ SHOW LAST NIGHT IN UNCASVILLE, CONNECTICUT

Setlist:
1. Quasar
2. Panopticon
3. The Celestials
4. Violet Rays
5. My Love Is Winter
6. One Diamond, One Heart
7. Pinwheels
8. Oceania
9. Pale Horse
10. The Chimera
11. Glissandra
12. Inkless
13. Wildflower
14. Space Oddity (David Bowie cover)
15. X.Y.U.
16. Disarm
17. Tonite Reprise
18. Tonight, Tonight
19. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
20. Dream Machine
21. Hummer

Encore:
22. Ava Adore
23. Cherub Rock
24. Zero

 

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EDDIE VEDDER TO HOST NEW SHOW ON SIRIUSXM’S PEARL JAM RADIO

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is set to host his own radio show “The Eddie Vedder Radio Show” on SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio station beginning on Wednesday at 5PM ET. It will be a limited run show, the end date has not yet been revealed.

“Eddie has been the voice of a generation and a voice with a conscience,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer, in a statement. “[His] record collection could tell some stories all by itself, let alone with Eddie at the helm.”

It should be interesting to see what type of things Eddie will talk about on the show.  Maybe Sean Penn can be his Baba Booey.  Let’s just hope it works out better than David Lee Roth’s 2006 radio show!

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GRUNGEREPORT.NET REVIEW OF SCOTT WEILAND’S SHOW LAST NIGHT IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

Written by GrungeReport.net reader Ty Stalnaker

An intimate show met an eager crowd in a small south Florida bar. Scott Weiland and his newly-named solo band, the Wildabouts, entertained a packed venue that was little more than a lounge in Miami’s midtown area.

At about 10:15 the band took the stage and went into an opening jam. Dressed neatly in a suit, Weiland seemed in good spirits and joked about the size of the venue, “you booked us into a closet!” The setlist took equal parts Stone Temple Pilots and Weiland solo material, with some Velvet Revolver and cover material for good measure.

Following an early version of Crackerman and some Happy In Galoshes songs, some rare Stone Temple Pilots songs were played, including First Kiss on Mars. Most didn’t seem to recognize the rare songs, but the band performed them briskly, with crisp vocals and tight playing. The range of the material demanded the crowd’s attention, as styles were shifting seemingly every few minutes. The energy level flagged a bit as the band went off on a few musically adventurous jams, but returned when the material was more familiar, most notably on the STP songs.

Weiland’s vocals were strong the entire show, hitting nearly every note. Despite this, he asked for some tea a few songs into the show. He also played musical instruments like the harmonica and a theremin synthesizer. He seemed gleeful and amused at the synthesizer, his new “toy,” that works by emitting sounds when hands are nearby.

When the Wildabouts launched into the California Jam and segued into Mountain Song, the energy picked up, as people began standing on whatever furniture was around them amidst the tight environment of the bar.

The show finished with a strong all-STP encore of Vasoline and Unglued, and this took the crowd to its loudest mood of the show. Eclectic was the name of the night, with Weiland and the Wildabouts playing unpredictable yet able, giving a little something for everyone.

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CHRIS CORNELL TALKS “BLACK SATURDAY” INSPIRATION, CONNECTION TO NATURE IN NEW INTERVIEW WITH ARTISTDIRECT

Chris Cornell was recently interviewed by ARISTDirect and was asked a slew of interesting questions, such as about individual King Animal tracks and the inspiration for the album’s artwork. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Have you always maintained a connection to the woods and the outdoors? The cover art for King Animal and Superunknown reflect that.

It somehow works [Laughs]. They changed it now, but there was this picture on iTunes. I think it was taken outside in Seattle. They erased whatever the backdrop was and they put something behind it they thought was similar to the cover art. Instead, it looked like a moose chandelier you might see in a ski lodge [Laughs]. It was pretty funny. I made fun of it on stage a couple of times, and I think somebody got the message and they took it down. Even though it was goofy, I think there is some element of us being from the Northwest in a natural way that works. The Northwest is not Alaska, and it’s not New York City. I, for one, have always been influenced by the geography because it’s dramatic. It’s not Minneapolis, and it’s not Texas. It’s very hilly. There are mountain ranges in every direction. There’s deep salt water, and there are huge lakes. There are giant trees that you don’t see anywhere else. Then, there’s this foreboding darkness that’s around for about nine months out of the year. That had an impact on me as a kid. I’m sure that, because we’re so sensitive to our surroundings and with the way the music is created and how the lyrics follow the mood of the music, there has to be a direct connection to the Pacific Northwest. There has to be. That’s always made sense to me. If you look at the cover of Superunknown, we didn’t tell someone to take some trees, solarize them, and put them upside down because we want that element. That was somebody else interpreting the music. It’s the same thing with Josh Graham here. He’s interpreting what he hears. As an artist, he’s picking up on something that must be there, but it certainly wasn’t something we told him to do specifically.

Read the article in its entirity here.

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BILLY CORGAN SAYS HE WISHES HE HAD CUT FOUR SONGS FROM MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS

In a new interview with RedEyeChicago, Billy Corgan discussed the reissue of The Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and what he would change about the album in hindsight if he could:

“I would get rid of some of the songs. If it was four songs shorter, it would be much stronger. It did what it needed to do. I remember arguing with fans at one point who liked “Siamese” better than “Mellon Collie” that if I made a single album instead of a double, they wouldn’t be saying that. A lot of sitting back and being like, “Well if I’d only thrown to the open man in the end zone, I would have won the game.” I don’t know. It’s fun to do that, but it is what it is. There are B-sides we put out that are certainly stronger songs. When something magically works, you just have to accept it. That’s why I left everything the same for the most part. I kept the original mixes except in maybe one case, but that’s about it.”

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FOO FIGHTERS & RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS AMONG TOP GROSSING TOURING ACTS

Forbes has released a new list of the Top 25 highest grossing touring acts from May 2011-May 2012 that includes Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Foo Fighters are #14 on the list grossing 47 million dollars while the Red Hot Chili Peppers are #19 on the list grossing 39 million dollars. The Chili Peppers were forced to postpone many early 2012 tour dates due to Anthony Kiedis getting injured, so the total they gross from the complete I’m With You tour will end up being higher than that.

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DAVE GROHL ATTENDS LED ZEPPELIN KENNEDY CENTER HONORS CEREMONY

Courtesy: Contactmusic.com

Foo Fighters frontman Dace Grohl was on hand on Saturday at the 2012 Kennedy Honors Center to celebrate the contributions of rock and roll legends Led Zeppelin.

The band along with talk show host David Letterman, blues singer Buddy Guy and actor Dustin Hoffman were recognized for their contributions to American culture. Grohl who was also joined by fellow rock star Lenny Kravitz gave the following quote to the Associated Press about the event and about Led Zeppelin:

“My teachers were Led Zeppelin… They were the most powerful thing in my life.”

Grohl recently went on hiatus from his band this past year. However, I think the wet dream for all of us rock fans would have to be a Led Zeppelin reunion tour with Grohl on drums.

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DINOSAUR JR. JOINED BY PIXIES AND SONIC YOUTH MEMBERS FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN NEW YORK

Credit: Rollingstone.com

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their second album “You’re Living All Over Me“, Dinosaur Jr. held a concert at Terminal 5 in New York City. However, this was far from a ordinary concert as it was a “night of surprises” as the band first played the 1987 album in its entirety. Opening the show up with “Fury Little Things” which the band was joined on vocals by special guest – Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.

It would be clear that “special guests” would be a theme of the night as after the band finished performing the album they were joined by the likes of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Frank Black of the Pixies and Sonic Youth members Kim Gordon & of course Lee Ranaldo to perform cover songs & Dinosaur Jr. staples.

You can view the setlist and concert videos from Saturday’s historic Dinosaur Jr. show in New York below.

Setlist:
1. Thumb (With Suzanne Thorpe of Mercury Rev)

‘You’re Living All Over Me’ in it’s entirety:
2. Little Fury Things (With Lee Ranaldo)
3. Kracked
4. Sludgefeast
5. The Lung
6. Raisans
7. Tarpit
8. In a Jar
9. Lose
10. Poledo

Special Guest Career-Spanning Set:
11. Almost Fare (with Frank Black)
12. Tame (Pixies cover – with Frank Black)
13. Alone (With Kurt Vile – Al Cisneros played guitar and Kyle Spence played drums)
14. Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know
15. Watch the Corners
16. The Wagon (With Kevin Drew. Johnny Marr on second guitar)
17. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths cover – With Johnny Marr)
18. Training Ground (Deep Wound cover – with Dave Crover)
19. Gargoyle (With Dave Crover)
20. Crucified (Iron Cross cover – Don Fleming on vocals and Dante Ferrando on drums)
21. Don’t (With Kim Gordon)

Encore:
22. T.V. Eye (The Stooges cover – with Tommy Stinson. Also with Fred Armisen on drums and John Petkovic on vocals)
23. Start Choppin
24. Freak Scene (With Kevin Drew)  

Concert videos:




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SETLIST FROM SMASHING PUMPKINS’ SHOW LAST NIGHT IN PORTLAND, MAINE

Setlist:
Quasar
Panopticon
The Celestials
Violet Rays
My Love Is Winter
One Diamond, One Heart
Pinwheels
Oceania
Pale Horse
The Chimera
Glissandra
Inkless
Wildflower
Space Oddity
XYU
Disarm
Tonight, Tonight (w/ Tonite reprise intro)
Bullet with Butterfly Wing
The Dream Machine (formerly known as Black Sunshine)
Hummer

Encore:
Ava Adore
Cherub Rock
Zero

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE REPORTEDLY SEEKING NEW DRUMMER

@Antiquiet on Twitter is reporting that Queens of the Stone Age are searching for a new full time drummer since Dave Grohl, who is drumming on the band’s new album, will not be staying with the band on a permanent basis. Joey Castillo recently left the group during the recording of their new album, leading to Grohl’s return. Queens of the Stone Age are set to release their first album in 6 years next year.

I think the full time drummer solution is easy: Jimmy Chamberlin!

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SETLIST FROM EDDIE VEDDER’S SHOWS IN FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

Kat posted this on the PearlJam.com forums:

Eddie Vedder Broward Center For The Performing Arts Ft Lauderdale, FL Nov 30, 2012
Show One Set List
01. Throw Your Arms Around Me-(Archer, Falconer, Howard, Mills, Seymour, Smith, Waters) 02. Sometimes 03. Long Road 04. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
(“This is the first thrash metal ukulele song..”)
05. Can’t Keep 06. Sleeping By Myself 07. Without You 08. Light Today 09. I Am Mine (uses the same fast strumming instrumental break he also uses in “Millworker”.  It is not part of the original James Taylor song.  The break is Ed’s.)
(Ed thanks the audience for their enthusiastic response.  Ed says the next song is about a woman.  “But it could go both ways.  Like some women and some men.  I wish I had homosexual tendencies so I could come down to Florida and really piss some people off when I came out.”  A guy in the crowd asks Ed to marry him.  Ed ask what he looks like because he sounds a little rough.  It goes on from there.)
10. Betterman 11. Setting Forth 12. Far Behind 13. Guaranteed
(Ed talks about the preferred way to hold a guitar which means covering up his balls not up under his chin.  Ed says he has “a couple of friends from Chicago.  One new and old.  So happy birthday to George and Christina.”)
14. Rise
(Ed invites Glen to come play.  He asks Glen how is mom is doing (she is at the show) and introduces Glen and the Audience to Mark Richards, a famous surfer.  The tape machine and drum box have MR stickers on them.  He says, “Mark doesn’t normally get such good seats but since he paddle-boarded from Melbourne we thought we would put him up front.)
15. Long Nights w/ Glen Hansard
(Ed tells the audience that jelly fish are immortal.  He explains that when they are starving they shrink up and return to an earlier, younger shape until they no longer need to.  He says scientists are studying it learn how to make people live longer.  He says being immortal might take away some of the precious moments we treasure as mortal beings..”I’m gonna live forever so fuck it…,  So, there needs to be a balance…”)
16. Immortality
(Ed talks about the first time Pearl Jam played Miami at the Cameo Theater.   He got a terrible sunburn.  When he was climbing around the building, which he contemplates doing tonight, and went into the audience, all of the people clawing at his sunburned back was one of the most physically painful things he ever experienced.)
17. Porch
Encore Break 1
18. Loud Uke 19. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-(Lennon, McCartney)
(“This next song is a request.  I don’t really do it but I am gonna try.”)
20. Reason To Believe-(Springsteen) 21. Just Breathe
(Ed says the next song is very important to him.  The song helped him get through some things in his life and hearing that someone else could go through something so difficult gave him hope knowing that if they got through the situation, maybe he could too.)
22. Good Woman-(Chan Marshall)
Ed notes that he got to sing on “Good Woman” when Chan was recording in Seattle and she sang on his version of “Tonight You Belong To Me.”  Ed hadn’t even really seen Chan since then although they are friends.  “I am very happy she is here tonight and please treat her with respect – the great Chan Marshall.”)
23. Tonight You Belong To Me w/ Chan Marshall [Cat Power]-(Rose/David) 24. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Hannan) 25. Sleepless Nights w/Glen Hansard-(Bryant, Bryant) (Busk-no PA or mics)
(Crowd is very noisy for this song.  A drunk shouts “Let’s go Patriots.”  This causes Ed and Glen to stop playing and say “f you” to the idiot.  It also causes more drunken shouting for other teams and requests and general shushing.  They quickly finish the song and move back to the mics.  After Ed and Glen get back to the carpet Ed admonishes the first person that yelled, saying, “I don’t care who you root for, it is more your timing.”)
(During the first quiet verse of “Falling Slowly” some other person shouts “Patriots Suck”)
26. Falling Slowly w/ Glen Hansard-(Hansard, Irglová) 27. Unthought Known 28. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young)
Encore Break 2
29. Hard Sun w/ Glen Hansard & Chan Marshall-(Peterson) 30. Tomorrow Night-(Traditional)

Eddie Vedder
Broward Ctr. Perf. Arts
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 01, 2012

Show Two Set List

(“In the immortal words of Marvin Gaye, “Let’s get it on”

01. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

(“Who ever said, ‘Florida is a sunny place for shady people’, it wasn’t me. I don’t often say this, and the crew knows I don’t say this, …this is one of the few times where I wish it was going to last longer.”)

02. Girl From The North Country-(Dylan)

(Ed asks for the house lights to be turned up so he can see the 5 year old child someone has brought to the show. “I could only see these little legs moving…”
A man and woman both shout “I love you Eddie.” Ed says, “Her I believe. You? I think that is the alcohol talking but I will take it either way.”)

03. Can’t Keep

(“I know the little five year old girl can’t relate to this song yet. When you get older be careful of those boys out there. Find a good one. As good as your dad.”)

04. Sleeping By Myself
05. Without You

(Some drunk shouts “Freebird.” Ed says, “That is such a Florida thing to say. You don’t want to represent your state like that. But I will play ‘Margaritaville’. As the crowd continues to shout requests Ed says, “Oh, actually I heard one. That is good. Just to prove that I will occasionally play something someone shouts at me. This is from The Who. When they played it, it legitimized the ukulele as an instrument to me. When I started to learn how to play it was the first song I learned. And the first song I ever wrote sounds a lot like it. I never gave Pete any money but we’re still friends. Pete is mentioned heavily in my will.”)

06. Blue, Red And Grey-(Townshend)
07. Wishlist

(Ed talks about going through a tragic experience and trying to tell someone about. He says the least helpful thing a person can say back is, “I can’t even imagine going through that.” He says, “well try to imagine it and tell me what to do.” “Sometimes you run into something terrible and you just have to go through it. This next song is about that.”

08. Thumbing My Way

(Ed talks about what led to him writing the song “Unthought Known” and how he forgot to send some items he promised to sign for friend.)

09. Unthought Known
10. Speed Of Sound
11. Far Behind
12. No Ceiling
13. Guaranteed
14. Long Nights w/ Glen Hansard
15. Deadman

(“It is getting to be the end of the tour and there are few songs I haven’t got to yet. This one I have only played a few times…It is such a beautiful song that I don’t want to fuck it up. I just want to get it right. It is such a beautiful song by Nick Cave, who has an encyclopedia full of beautiful songs. So maybe with your help I can get through it.”)

16. The Ship Song-(Nick Cave)

(While Ed is saying he wants to make sure he doesn’t mess up the next song in honor of the writer because it is of such delicate beauty a woman in the audience repeatedly shouts “daughter, daughter, daughter, daughter, daughter.” Ed says, “Yeah, I have two” and finishes his description of the delicate ballad he is going to play and hopes he won’t mess it up.)

17. Lukin (he messes it up)
18. Porch

Encore Break 1

(Ed notes that “not a lot of musicians get the kind of response you guys are giving me and I really appreciate it. I have two more shows left and I just can’t imagine it being any better than this, so thank you.” He notes that he has some friends in the audience that are celebrating very long relationships. He dedicates the song to all of those that have 20 years and those that will have 20.)

19. Just Breathe

(Ed talks about Willie covering his song. He notes that he has been talking about smoking pot a lot lately even though he doesn’t smoke that much anymore. “When I was 18 that was my life, smoking pot. That is why I had to stop smoking it for ten years. I don’t think you should go to jail for it but pot will definitely break your motivation. I had to stop so I could get my life together.”)

20. Pump Organ
21. V. White (Boss Loop Sample preset. music is a slow R&B groove. Ed uses a basso profondo voice and talks about various things in Florida and does a lot of “Oh Yeah..” After words he apologizes to Glen’s mom who is in the audience.)

22. Parting Ways
23. The End

(Ed invites Chan Marshall out to sing with him. He describes her as one of his favorite singers and songwriters and is thrilled to have her out here with him and they are going to sing a couple of songs together. When Chan gets onstage some drunk shouts a bunch of unintelligible gibberish for about 15 seconds before finally stopping after being told to shut up by another member of the audience.)

24. Good Woman w/ Chan Marshall-(Chan Marshall). (Ed sings lead vocal and plays acoustic guitar. Chan sings back up vocals and plays acoustic guitar.)

(“This is a song I have done a lot on this tour but only since last night have I been able to do it with the person I recorded it with.”)

25. Tonight You Belong To Me w/ Chan Marshall-(Rose/David)

(Ed mentions that tour is ending in a few days and has some big waves to catch and they need to finish up the next Pearl Jam record. Ed asks Glen if he has finished writing those songs for him. (implying that Ed was getting Glen to write songs for the album so he they can finish). Ed says on the other hand he doesn’t want the tour to end because he has enjoyed playing with Glen so much.)

26. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Hannan)
27. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen-(Bryant, Bryant) {played normally-not busked}

(Some guy gets up onstage while Ed is talking about politics and the divide between the rich and poor. Ed sees the guy who appears to try and hand him a CD or something. Ed says, “Be careful man, this is a ‘stand your ground’ state. I could shoot you. It is your law around here. Be careful. I will listen to this later, maybe. But you gotta be careful man. Especially when I am talking about politics.”)

28. This Land Is Your Land-(Guthrie)
29. Falling Slowly w/ Glen Hansard-(Hansard, Irglová)

(Ed talks about the wounded warriors program and tells the person who was chanting “USA, USA” after ‘This Land Is Your Land” and says, I am not singling you out but I have heard people chant that when we talk about certain things and think we are speaking negatively. The gist of Ed’s message is about the need to really support our troops and give them the care they need and deserve. He explains how “Arc” was built and gives the math on how long it would take to create a song for all of the soldiers killed and wounded. The song for 9 people is about 3 minutes. For all the troops it would be about 11 days.)

30. Arc

Encore Break 2

31. Hard Sun w/ Glen Hansard & Chan Marshall-(Peterson)

(Ed thanks Sean Casey, who is the person that suggested a successful treatment after Ed hurt his back that lead to the shows being rescheduled.

32. Dream A Little Dream-(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)