Scott Weiland Announces New Track & US Tour: ‘It’s A Rebirth’

2015 has been a tumultuous year for former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland; despite releasing the moderately well received album, Blaster, with The Wildabouts, Weiland’s guitarist, Jeremy Brown, passed away at the age of 34 on the eve of the album’s release. In addition, Weiland has seen a barrage of negative press surrounding his on-and-off stage antics.

However, it appears as if Weiland is restrategizing and moving forward, promising a new track titled “Back to the City”, a new American leg of the Blaster tour, and a new mobile phone application and content delivery system designed by Google Play architect Tim Quirk. Declaring the upcoming multimedia campaign to be a “rebirth”, Weiland issued the following press release via his official Facebook:

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland hits the road with his band The Wildabouts (Tommy Black bass guitar, Joey Castillo drums, Nick Maybury guitar) for an extended tour this fall in support of the release of their full length record BLASTER (Softdrive/INgrooves) in App form developed by Google Play architect Tim Quirk (Freeform App). This cutting edge delivery platform will feature a previously unreleased track “Back To The City”, which finds Scott & The Wildabouts laying down a dark, thick, hook filled, must listen prime cut. “This tour is about making a connection. We’ll perform the hits for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans. I made BLASTER for them, but it is fresh; we’ve made an album that can resonate, and attract a whole new group of fans. It’s a rebirth,” stated Weiland.

The official tour will be preceded by and exclusive engagement on October 5th at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. If you did not get tickets, sorry, the show sold out in minutes, and a lucky few will get a chance to engage Scott in a Q &A, as well as experience the Wildabouts up close and personal.
Check out this rock icon’s rebirth, as Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts take their brand of rock music out on the road in the U.S.A.

New dates listed under Tour Dates. And more to come…

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Watch Chris Cornell & Mike McCready Play Temple of the Dog & Mad Season

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready joined Chris Cornell onstage last night at Benayora Hall in Seattle to perform Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike” and Mad Season’s “River of Deceit.” Watch videos below.


Setlist:

Before We Disappear
Can’t Change Me
Moonchild
The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Bob Dylan cover) (Rewritten version called “The Times Are A-Changin’ Back”)
As Hope & Promise Fade
Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
Fell on Black Days (Soundgarden song)
Thank You (Led Zeppelin cover)
River of Deceit (Mad Season cover)
Hunger Strike (Temple of the Dog song)
Wide Awake (Audioslave song)
Doesn’t Remind Me (Audioslave song)
Be Yourself (Audioslave song)
Blow Up the Outside World (Soundgarden song)
Let Your Eyes Wander
All Night Thing (Temple of the Dog song)
Call Me a Dog (Temple of the Dog song)
When I’m Down
Worried Moon
Rusty Cage (Soundgarden song)
Sunshower
Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden song)
Like a Stone (Audioslave song)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince cover)
Ave Maria (Franz Schubert cover)
Cleaning My Gun
Wooden Jesus (Temple of the Dog song)

Encore:
I Threw It All Away (Bob Dylan cover)
Josephine
Higher Truth

Mike McCready discussed Mad Season and Chris Cornell in an interview with Alternative Nation earlier this month:

I’m very proud of the whole Mad Season Benayora Hall album that just came out. We got on the classical charts, we’re number 5 on the classical charts, which is bizarre to me, and amazing. That was an incredible journey that I started 2 and a half years ago talking to Ludovic Morlot, who is the head of our Seattle Symphony. When he said yes I would like to do this, and do these Mad Season songs, that’s when I gave him the CD, and he came back about a year later. Then Chris got involved, and it turned into something bigger and more magical than I could have ever imagined. Jeff and Stone came, we did some Temple [of the Dog] stuff, I know I’m going back in time right now, but I’m very proud of that moment and that release, that we recorded it. Maybe we’ll do something else, we filmed some stuff from that show, so maybe we’ll do something with that someday.

I’d like to do something else with the Symphony someday, but I kind of need to figure out what that is, and if they’d even like to do that again. I’d love to do any kind of cool independent movies that touch me, that come my way. I’m sure we’ll end up doing some Pearl Jam stuff next year. Like I said opportunities arise if you are aware of them, if you keep your ear to the ground. I don’t know, I’d love to do something with Cornell again, he’s very busy, but that would be an amazing thing too, and I look forward to doing more stuff with my guys too.

Kurt Cobain Plays Unreleased Jam At 1993 Soundcheck

Pierre Leroy has shared a previously unreleased video on LiveNirvana.com’s forums of Nirvana rehearsing before their January 23, 1993 performance at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After Nirvana rehearses, Kurt Cobain comes back out and plays a 50 second improvised jam.

0:00 Scentless Apprentice (cuts in)
4:16 Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip
9:09 Jam (Kurt solo)

Setlist:
L’Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Georges Bizet cover) (Telephone Line by ELO intro)
School
Drain You
Breed
Sliver
In Bloom
Come as You Are
Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)
Possibilities (The Viletones cover) (Jam session)
Lithium
Polly
About a Girl
Smells Like Teen Spirit (with Flea) (Playing trumpet)
On a Plain
Negative Creep
Been a Son
Blew
Heart-Shaped Box
Scentless Apprentice

Encore:
Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith cover) (Jam)
Dive
Lounge Act
Aneurysm
Territorial Pissings

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will follow on December 4, 2015.  In addition, a 7-inch Single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20th.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD.  The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

The documentary, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, is an authentic and unflinching look into Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens.  Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film creates an immersive cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Brett Morgen who wrote, directed and produced the documentary began working on it in 2007 when Cobain’s family approached him with the idea and offered him unrestricted access to all of Cobain’s personal and family archives. The documentary features Cobain and Courtney Love’s only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as a co-executive producer on the film and includes footage from various Nirvana performances as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks.

The title, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, takes its name from a musical collage that was created by Cobain with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988, of which there are two versions; one is about thirty-six minutes long and the other about eight-minutes long. Several of the film’s scenes were animated by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing. The film was co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, also internationally billed as Cobain: Montage of Heck, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in theaters across the globe by Universal Pictures and premiered on television in the United States in May, following a limited theatrical run. Following its initial global success, ABRAMORAMA re-launched Brett Morgen’s critically acclaimed documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck in select theaters across the country on August 7th.

Pearl Jam Meet Olivia Wilde

Kevin Mazur of Getty Images has uploaded photos of Pearl Jam members Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament hanging out with actors Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis at the Global Citizens Festival in New York over the weekend. Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde were reportedly rocking out during Pearl Jam’s entire headlining set at the Global Citizens Festival.

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Read Jeff Gorra’s review of the festival for Alternative Nation below.

“Feel the sky blanket you, with gems and rhinestones. See the path cut by the moon, for you to walk on.” — Eddie Vedder (“Unthought Known”)

About halfway through Pearl Jam’s headlining set of Saturday’s Global Citizens festival, Eddie Vedder tells a story about writing Backspacer’s “Unthought Known” in New York City. “About four or five years back, in a room overlooking Central Park, I was still awake at four in the morning. I saw the most beautiful evening sky, the streets were empty, the stars were out. I should have been getting some sleep, but I started scribbling lyrics. There was magic happening in front of me. Then I got to see the sunrise in this beautiful part of this great city,” said Vedder.

A perfect day for a festival, it seemed that song, and the moments surrounding it, could serve as the emotional foundation for the entire day. 60,000 people jammed into New York City’s Great Lawn – Central Park. What makes this festival different is that the crowd had to participate in the activism before the actual show. It’s the only way you have a chance to get in (without shelling out huge money for VIP). With that, the artists and celebrity speakers showed great appreciation for all that was done before a single note was played.

Coldplay kicked off the show at 4pm and got the crowd moving with a jumpy “Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall.” They continued on their path to get the juices flowing with an uptempo set and a few surprises mixed in – including Ariana Grande joining Chris Martin on stage for an acoustic performance of “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart” and a new song entitled “Amazing Day” to close their set.

Next up was English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. If you only know Sheeran by his radio songs, go see him live. He performed his entire set solo with simply a guitar and his loop pedals. If you miss one note or are off beat by a split second when using loop pedals, you have then ruined your entire song. Sheeran was flawless, incredibly entertaining and is remarkably talented. The highlight of his set being – Chris Martin joining him (on piano) for a rendition of “Thinking Out Loud.”

The night certainly had its run of collaborations including Sting joining Common on stage 2 before Beyonce’s performance, who many were there to see. Beyonce had a strong empowerment message to deliver throughout her set that fit the theme of the festival and organization. Sheeran would join her mid-set for an acoustic version of “Drunk in Love” (though this festival does not serve alcohol).

The nights hosts’ – Stephan Colbert and Hugh Jackman then returned for their MC finale which included a lineup of CEO’s to lead up the nights headliners, the one and only Pearl Jam.

“Good Evening. I think a toast is in order. Here’s to New York City, here’s to Central Park, here’s to you,” said lead singer Eddie Vedder, before a thunderous “Mind Your Manners” opener. The Seattle rockers came out swinging as “Do the Evolution” and “Give to Fly” followed.

A bit of a shorter set than usual for Pearl Jam, even for a festival, the band did a great job of mixing hits in with songs appropriate for the setting and purpose. They carried the torch of gratitude for all Global Citizens does and for what those in attendance had done in order to be apart of festivities. They too kept on the theme of surprises. For one, their encore started with a full band version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” where Eddie gave a beautiful tribute to Lennon, speaking of how relevant Central Park was to his music and advertising the gathering that will be taking place in the park in honor of Lennon’s would-be – 75th birthday. Though Vedder has played “Imagine” solo numerous times, this was the first time Pearl Jam played a full band version. It was stellar, and got all 60,000 people singing in unison.

Then came perhaps the nights most unique pairing as Vedder welcomed Beyonce to the stage for a duet of “Redemption Song.” “It’s not everyday you get to sing with a queen,” said Vedder.

To close the evening, all artists were welcomed on stage for a celebratory “Rockin in the Free World.” During a week where faith and spirituality were ever-present in New York City, Pearl Jam did a perfect job tying it all together with the motives of the concert. Often, their own movement is compared to that of a spiritual journey. How fitting we would find them at the musical helm to unify the masses at the conclusion of it all.

Pearl Jam’s setlist:
Mind Your Manners
Do the Evolution
Given to Fly
Elderly Woman
Lightning Bolt
Daughter
Unthought Known
Betterman
Alive
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Imagine
Redemption Song (Vedder solo with Beyonce)
Rockin in the Free World

Mark Tremonti: ‘Another Creed Album Right Now Would Be Overkill’

Mark Tremonti recently told Billboard that while Scott Stapp seems eager to record a new Creed album, he is simply too busy right now with musical projects to make it happen anytime soon.

“I don’t want to confuse anybody. I just know I’m so busy right now with so much stuff coming out, the next year, year-and-a-half would be very difficult for me,” he says. “Not that I want to or not want to do anything; it would just have to be the right time.”

He reeled off a list of reasons why his time is presently spoken for: “I’ve got a record that just came out [his second solo album, Cauterize], a record that’s going to come out in the spring [third solo album Dust] and an Alter Bridge record to write and release next year.” He also notes that Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy has a solo record on deck and will be writing a new album with his other side project (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators) in 2016.

Tremonti feels the Creed retrospective would be better suited for a 2017 release since it would mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s six-times platinum debut album, My Own Prison. “The world doesn’t need any more music out of this camp for the next few years after this year,” he says with a laugh. “So another Creed album would just be overkill.”

Rage Against The Machine Bassist Apologizes For Limp Bizkit

Former Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford apologized for the existence of Limp Bizkit in a new Rolling Stone interview.

“I do apologize for Limp Bizkit,” Commerford says. “I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit.

“They’re gone, though,” the former Audioslave bassist added. “That’s the beautiful thing. There’s only one left, and that’s Rage, and as far as I’m concerned, we’re the only one that matters.” Commerford is apparently unaware that Limp Bizkit are still together, bringing the golden cobra to fans worldwide.

He also discussed crashing the stage when Limp Bizkit were at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2000.

“It’s aged like wine,” Commerford says of the incident. “What was uncomfortable and a little bit bitter in 2000, now I savor it. I get more people that come up to me now. Back in 2000, it was like, ‘Dude, I saw you do that. What was that all about?’ Now, it’s like, ‘Dude, I saw you do that. That was so fuckin’ awesome! I love that.’ It feels more comfortable now to talk about.”

Commerford also discussed the incident in an interview with Alternative Nation earlier this year.

“[Fred] was staying at the same hotel as us, so the next day everyone was telling me that Fred Durst was eating breakfast in a room. And I went in there, and I was fully gonna confront him. They show me the table and he’s nowhere to be seen. He just bolted and got out of there so he did not have to endure the wrath.”

Steven Adler: ‘I’d Kill Guns N’ Roses If They Reunited Without Me’

During a recent interview with Eddie Trunk, Steven Adler said he hasn’t heard anything about a Guns N’ Roses reunion, but that he would probably be the last to know. He also said he keeps trying to hang out with Slash but he continually blows him off because he is busy with ‘work.’ Adler said, via Blabbermouth:

“I love those guys, and I always will, but Duff, he doesn’t think I’m cool,” Adler said. “He doesn’t think I’m a cool guy. This is what people tell me. And he doesn’t think I’m cool and that I’m not that great of a drummer. And Slash, he doesn’t believe that I have 21 months and 21 days sober. He doesn’t believe it. I don’t know why, but they forget that at one time in their life, they were doing drugs and drinking and they were fucking up. They forget that they were like that too. Duff has got 20 years sober or more, Slash has got, like, 11 or 12 years sober, and I’ve got a year, nine months and 21 days. So everybody gets it at a different time. I’m just thankful I got it.”

He went on to say: “They don’t think I’m cool and they don’t think I can play drums that great and they don’t think I’m sober. Duff, he has a right, in a way, but, like I said, he forgets where he came from too. But we did do some shows [together] in Japan [in 2013], and Duff invited [Steven’s current band] ADLER to come down, and I was still drinking then. And the second I got to the airport, I made a beeline for the bar, and I just started doing shots of Jäger. And the whole trip I was sick and I was just a mess. And, you know, Duff’s sober and he’s very judgmental and forgetful of where he came from. And he was just so bummed and pissed at me. I mean, the playing part, the shows when we actually were performing, that went all right, but everything else… So I kind of ruined it and gave him the excuse to be able to say, ‘Well, he’s not cool and he’s not that good.’ But I stopped doing that. They stopped doing that. Just because they stopped doing it before I did doesn’t make them any better. We’re all people who have addiction problems. I was just able to get a grip on it later on in life than they did.”

Asked if it’s true that he recently said that he would kill himself if the classic Guns N’ Roses lineup reunited without him, Adler said: “I would probably feel like I would wanna kill myself, but I wouldn’t. I would probably just kill them. [Laughs] ‘Cause if I’m not doing it, they’re not doing it. If I’m going down, they’re going down.”

Adler also expressed frustration over the fact that so many world-famous musicians, including GUNS N’ ROSES, can’t seem to overcome personal differences and reunite for the sake of their fans.

“I don’t understand what the problem is,” he said. “We’re just rock bands. We all started practicing in our garage or our bedroom. We met each other, and we started playing in our garage, then we worked on songs. This is what we wanted to do. Our dreams came true.

“I don’t know why it’s so difficult for people that have been successful and still can moderately successful,” he continued. “Of course, nobody’s gonna be like they were in the ’80s; that was our generation. It’s a new generation now of music and people and kids. But there are bands like BON JOVI and METALLICA and the GUNS N’ ROSES reunion; [if that were to happen] that would be huge.”

Adler added: “I don’t get it. We just play music. We’re living our dream. Why does everybody have to be such a dick and so fucking crazy? It’s, like, hey, we play music. When we’re together, we play it really great. Let’s just do it. What’s the problem?”

Nirvana’s Full First Show From 1987 Leaks

A higher quality version of Nirvana’s first March 1987 concert has leaked on Nirvana’s Reddit from mynameis_elmo, which was uploaded to this link. The concert took place at 17 Nussbaum Road in Raymond, Washington, and featured the following setlist:

Downer (Soundcheck)
Aero Zeppelin
If You Must
Heartbreaker (jam)
How Many More Times (jam)
Mexican Seafood
Pen Cap Chew
Spank Thru
Hairspray Queen Fake start
Hairspray Queen

MJ Pokkula, the daughter of Tony Pakulla, has shared previously unseen photos from Nirvana’s first ever show from March 1987. The concert took place at 17 Nussbaum Road in Raymond, Washington at a house party. Tony Poukkula lived in the house and played second guitar on at least the two Led Zeppelin jams. The main Nirvana lineup was Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Aaron Burckhard. Pokkula’s daughter tweeted, “My Dad went to high school with Kurt and played with him before he got big.”

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Greg Prato interviewed Nirvana author Nick Soulsby in April for Alternative Nation, and Soulsby discussed Nirvana’s first show.

“I enjoyed recounting the story of Nirvana’s first show entirely through their then manager Ryan Aigner plus Tony Poukkula and Duke Harner from the band Black Ice who lived in the house in Raymond where it took place. They made it really personal, this sense of Nirvana having to be railroaded into playing, then being jumpy and nervous performing.”

According to Nirvana Guide, Kurt Cobain reported that Nirvana played Flipper’s “Sex Bomb” for 30 to 60 minutes at their first show, but this was probably one of Kurt’s fabrications. Before “Hairspray Queen,” Kurt sang a few lines of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence.”

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Revisit Their Early Years

Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the Belly Up in San Diego over the weekend, and video has now surfaced of the band performing “Mommy, Where’s The Daddy?” off of their 1984 self-titled debut album for the first time since 1999, and “Nobody Weird Like Me” off of Mother’s Milk for the first time since 2007.


Setlist:
Can’t Stop
Factory of Faith
Nobody Weird Like Me (First time since 2007)
Otherside
Police Helicopter (First time since 2003)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Under the Bridge
Me & My Friends
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Fire (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) (First time since 2012)
By the Way
Mommy, Where’s Daddy? (First time since 1999)
Give It Away

The concert was a fundraiser for the nonprofit San Diego Foundation, which is hoping to raise up to $600,000 from the show for performing arts education for youth. ARTS- A Reason To Survive, Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy, and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music also benefited from the show.

The description from the show page states: ‘Celebrating 40 years of philanthropic leadership (1975-2015), The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $686 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $930 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For more information, visit The San Diego Foundation’s website, SDF News blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.’

“We are thrilled to join forces with Red Hot Chili Peppers to raise money for youth performing arts education and provide our guests with a concert experience of a lifetime,” said San Diego Foundation CEO and President Kathlyn Mead in a statement to the San Diego Union Tribune. “This is a rare opportunity for San Diegans to enjoy an intimate evening of music with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band and feel good about giving back to their community.”

Pearl Jam Rumored To Have ‘Busy’ 2016

Numerous rumors are spreading on Pearl Jam’s official Ten Club message board that Pearl Jam have a ‘busy’ 2016 planned following their Latin American tour and Global Citizens Festival performance, but it will not involve a show at the Gorge. The band though are rumored to be planning a United States tour leg in the first half of the year, with shows in southern cities rumored as taking place.

Mike McCready said he hadn’t heard of any plans to celebrate Pearl Jam’s 25th anniversary yet during an interview with Alternative Nation earlier this month.

“I haven’t heard of anything about that, but I’d like to do something for sure. I’m happy to be still around (laughs), we’re still around one more year. It’s astonishing to be here for 24 [years], or 23 and a half, or wherever we’re at now, and we’re talking, and we’re still talking about Pearl Jam because there’s a lot of bands that aren’t around any more that we came up with. I feel very lucky and grateful that we can still do that. So who knows, there’s probably some surprises that I don’t know of yet, but again, we haven’t talked about it yet.”

He did say that he was “sure” Pearl Jam would doing some stuff next year when talking about his 2016 musical plans. He also discussed how the band pick the live shows they play.

“How we go about the process is we look at it kind of year to year, and we look at where the offers come from. Business wise, that’s kind of where you have to make the decisions. What we have to do to support our fan club, our management, our families, what we need to make for the year. Then we have the certain places we enjoy going, and we know we’ll do very well at. We’re very grateful that we can go to South America and play to really big crowds down there: 50, to 60, to 70,000 people. It’s a very powerful experience, and exciting. Or we’ll go to Australia and do the same, play in the States, maybe do less than that, but it’s still fun to play here.

We kind of look at a couple of things per year, maybe three legs of a tour, and hitting specific areas like Europe, and maybe the midwest, these are all hypotheticals. In the past we’ve done South America and Canada. We don’t want to be out forever, we have other things we do, but we certainly love it and we want to be out there at times. We all get the itch to be playing music again, and interact with the crowd, and play those songs live, because that’s what we do. But we do talk about it, and have meetings about it and kind of decide what we want to do in the coming year, tentatively. It’s never that mapped out, but then it does get mapped out, if that makes sense.”

Dave Grohl Saves Dancing Fan From Falling Off Stage

At Foo Fighters show last week in Chula Vista, CA, the band invited an enthusiastic fan named Happy Feet Steve to dance on stage. As Grohl was having some fun with the fan, the situation briefly turned serious when Grohl noticed the fan teetering close to the edge of the stage. Grohl quickly saved the fan by warning him to not fall off stage like he did.

“Watch your back! Don’t fall off that fucking stage dude. Believe me, you don’t want to fall off that fucking stage, don’t do it. You just scared the shit out of me.”

Dave Grohl infamously broke his leg back in June and has soldiered on at Foo Fighters shows in his throne, but he saved Happy Feet Steve from making the same mistake he did.

Setlist:
Everlong
Monkey Wrench
Learn to Fly
Something From Nothing
The Pretender
Big Me (slow version)
Congregation
Walk
Eruption / You Really Got Me / Tom Sawyer / Roundabout / One Vision (Van Halen / The Kinks / Rush / Yes / Queen Snippets during band intros)
Cold Day in the Sun
My Hero
Breakout
Arlandria (Dave invited fan, Happy Feet Steve, onstage to dance during the bridge)
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie cover)
All My Life
Times Like These
These Days
Skin and Bones
This Is a Call
In the Flesh? (Pink Floyd cover)
I’ll Stick Around
Best of You

New Kurt Cobain Album Features 31 Songs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, will be released by Universal Music Enterprises in multiple formats, including the Super Deluxe Edition as well as in Blu-ray, DVD and digital video formats. The soundtrack album, KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will also be released on CD and digitally on November 13, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will follow on December 4, 2015.  In addition, a 7-inch Single featuring “And I Love Her” and “Sappy (Early Demo)” is also scheduled for release on November 20th.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS both include the highly anticipated soundtrack, an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums.

KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK SUPER DELUXE EDITION will include the 2 hour plus, full-length feature film and 48 minutes of bonus interviews on Blu-ray and DVD, a 31 track deluxe soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book with extended interviews and images from the Cobain archive, a puzzle with a collectable storage container, movie poster, postcards and bookmark. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack CD is exclusively available in the Super Deluxe Edition and showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs.

KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in two stand-alone physical formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on 2LP vinyl and a standard edition 13 track CD.  The standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in standard and deluxe digital editions.

The documentary, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, is an authentic and unflinching look into Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens.  Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film creates an immersive cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Brett Morgen who wrote, directed and produced the documentary began working on it in 2007 when Cobain’s family approached him with the idea and offered him unrestricted access to all of Cobain’s personal and family archives. The documentary features Cobain and Courtney Love’s only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as a co-executive producer on the film and includes footage from various Nirvana performances as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks.

The title, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, takes its name from a musical collage that was created by Cobain with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988, of which there are two versions; one is about thirty-six minutes long and the other about eight-minutes long. Several of the film’s scenes were animated by Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing. The film was co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, also internationally billed as Cobain: Montage of Heck, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was released in theaters across the globe by Universal Pictures and premiered on television in the United States in May, following a limited theatrical run. Following its initial global success, ABRAMORAMA re-launched Brett Morgen’s critically acclaimed documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck in select theaters across the country on August 7th.

Dave Matthews Praises Bernie Sanders, Discusses New Album Plans

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Matthews had some serious praise for Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders:

“When I hear someone speaking in terms of the workers rising up and the working people feeling like they have a voice, when I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope. And I have no party affiliation [laughs]. I’m not saying with his half-a-million donators and supporters that have committed 30 bucks on average to his campaign, he can win without a Super PAC. But that’s a guy who is talking about something real and that isn’t insulted by being called a liberal. Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, “Thank you.” Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish I was a socialist.” I should get a shirt that says, “Tax me! Tax the fuck out of me!” At least we’re hearing more of a voice from him by having him out there and speaking in complete sentences rather than a bunch of slogans that don’t mean anything. So I feel like there’s hope as long as some people are speaking to the real problem in this country.”

Matthews continued:

“We shouldn’t look down on homeless people in this country or the mentally ill or the people who don’t have work or migrant workers who want to come here and work hard for their futures, and they’re trying to make something. That in the richest and the most powerful country in the world we can’t house our own people and we can’t take care of people who have fallen through the cracks and that we don’t have a safety net to look after each other is fucking astounding.”

He also took time to bash the GOP and their latest debate performances:

“When I listen to the bold-faced, impossible and nonsensical, disconnected claims at the last debate, I’m like, “What the fuck are you all talking about? None of you are remotely connected. None of you have an actual plan!” I can stand up and say, “If I was President, I would make everybody’s boobs bigger, and I would make men stronger, and everybody would be happy, and everybody would be fed, and the oceans would be clean, and everyone would have jobs. And that’s what I’ll do if I’m President.” Wait, do you shit money? What are you fucking talking about? There’s no way you can do anything but damage our children’s future by claiming you can spend more money to make us stronger, make us better, make us happier, make the whole world a better, more peaceful place, and cut taxes and have less government. ‘Cause you’re just talking about something that’s fucking impossible.”

Dave also took time to address plans for a new DMB album:

“We’re going to have an album at some point. It’s not the Eighties or Nineties or Seventies when it mattered. We’ve always let people record our music, so probably they’ll end up getting some of it anyway if they just tape the shows or we put some live releases out. But at some point, we’ll have an album that we’ll put out for whatever reason people still do that.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers Play 80’s Rarities At First 2015 Show

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Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego, CA for the first time since 1986 last night. The show was the band’s first live show of 2015, with Flea back at full strength after injuring his arm earlier this year. RHCP pulled out some rarities for the performance, playing “Police Helicopter” and “Mommy, Where’s The Daddy?” off of their 1984 debut album for the first time in years.

Setlist:
Can’t Stop
Factory of Faith
Nobody Weird Like Me (First time since 2007)
Otherside
Police Helicopter (First time since 2003)
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Under the Bridge
Me & My Friends
Snow ((Hey Oh))
Fire (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) (First time since 2012)
By the Way
Mommy, Where’s Daddy? (First time since 1999)
Give It Away

Josh tearing it up on Mommy ❤️ #RHCPSanDiego #redhotchilipeppers #joshklinghoffer

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The concert was a fundraiser for the nonprofit San Diego Foundation, which is hoping to raise up to $600,000 from the show for performing arts education for youth. ARTS- A Reason To Survive, Heartbeat Music Academy, San Diego Young Artists Music Academy, and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music also benefited from the show.

The description from the show page states: ‘Celebrating 40 years of philanthropic leadership (1975-2015), The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $686 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $930 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For more information, visit The San Diego Foundation’s website, SDF News blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.’

“We are thrilled to join forces with Red Hot Chili Peppers to raise money for youth performing arts education and provide our guests with a concert experience of a lifetime,” said San Diego Foundation CEO and President Kathlyn Mead in a statement to the San Diego Union Tribune. “This is a rare opportunity for San Diegans to enjoy an intimate evening of music with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band and feel good about giving back to their community.”

Courtney Love Rips Frances Bean Cobain For Wedding Snub

Frances Bean Cobain married longtime boyfriend (and Kurt Cobain lookalike) Isaiah Silva in a secret wedding last week, and she didn’t invite her mother Courtney Love, who didn’t find out about the marriage until she got a phone call. Love appeared to take a shot at her daughter for snubbing her on Instagram, saying that she was spending her time last week with model James Norley, which was worth ‘flaking on anything for’ and canceling all of her appointments. She also hashtagged ‘Jealous much?’

Love wrote, “If you think I’m sorry for being a no-show at any important events this week, think again. I was with @jamesnorley ❤ #candyface #worthflakingonanythingfor #heaven #worthit #slay #bae #cancelallmyappointments #donthate #stud #jealousmuch ? Bwahaa xc”

Frances Bean Cobain recently married her longtime boyfriend Isaiah Silva, the frontman of alternative rock band The Eeries. The wedding was secret and very intimate, and Cobain did not invite her mother Courtney Love. The Daily Mirror reports that Love was ‘sad’ she wasn’t invited, and was only told after the fact on the phone by her daughter.

A source tells The Daily Mirror Mirror: “Frances is totally loved up with Isaiah, but she’s never been one to broadcast it to the world.”

“She only invited a close circle of friends to the party, and then phoned her mum afterwards to tell her the good news.”

“Courtney and Frances have had a strained relationship over the years, but after tons of fallouts they actually get on quite well now. Courtney is sad she wasn’t there but she totally understands that Frances is her own person and she’s happy to let her do her own thing. Plus, Isaiah is a really nice guy.”

Watch Pearl Jam’s Full Global Citizens Festival Performance

Pearl Jam were the headlining act from the 2015 Global Citizens Festival on Saturday. You can view their full set below!












Alternative Nation reporter Jeff Gorra had the chance to attend the 2015 United Citizen’s festival. The following is his review:

“Feel the sky blanket you, with gems and rhinestones. See the path cut by the moon, for you to walk on.” — Eddie Vedder (“Unthought Known”)

About halfway through Pearl Jam’s headlining set of Saturday’s Global Citizens festival, Eddie Vedder tells a story about writing Backspacer’s “Unthought Known” in New York City. “I really should have been asleep, but the light of the sky overlooking this park we are in right now, was just too good to pass up,” says Vedder.

A perfect day for a festival, it seemed that song, and the moments surrounding it, served as the emotional foundation for the entire day. 60,000 people jammed into New York City’s Great Lawn – Central Park. What makes this festival different is that the crowd had to participate in the activism before the actual show. It’s the only way you have a chance to get in (without shelling out huge money for VIP). With that, the artists and celebrity speakers showed great appreciation for all that was done before a single note was played.

Coldplay kicked off the show at 4pm and got the crowd moving with a jumpy “Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall.” They continued on their path to get the juices flowing with an uptempo set and a few surprises mixed in – including Ariana Grande joining Chris Martin on stage for an acoustic performance and a new song entitled “Amazing Day” to close their set.

Next up was English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. If you only know Sheeran by his radio songs, go see him live. He performed his entire set solo with simply a guitar and his loop pedals. If you miss one note or are off beat by a split second when using loop pedals, you have then ruined your entire song. Sheeran was flawless, incredibly entertaining and is remarkably talented. The highlight of his set being – Chris Martin joining him (on piano) for a rendition of “Thinking Out Loud.”

The night certainly had its run of collaborations including Sting joining Common on stage 2 before Beyonce’s performance, who many were there to see. Beyonce had a strong message to deliver throughout her set that fit the theme of the festival and organization. Sheeran would join her mid-set for an acoustic performance of “Drunk in Love” (though this festival does not serve alcohol).

The nights hosts’ – Stephan Colbert and Hugh Jackman then returned for their MC finale which included a lineup of CEO’s to lead up the nights headliners, the one and only Pearl Jam.

“Good Evening. I think a toast is in order. Here’s to New York City, here’s to Central Park, here’s to you,” said lead singer Eddie Vedder, before a thunderous “Mind Your Manners” opener. The Seattle rockers came out swinging as “Do the Evolution” and “Given to Fly” followed.

A bit of a shorter set than usual for Pearl Jam, even for a festival, the band did a great job of mixing hit songs in with songs appropriate for the setting and purpose. They carried the torch of gratitude for all Global Citizens does and for what those in attendance had done in order to be apart of festivities. They too kept on the theme of surprises. For one, their encore started with a full band version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” where Eddie gave a beautiful tribute to Lennon, speaking of how relevant Central Park was to his music and advertising the gathering that will be taking place in the park in honor of Lennon’s would-be – 75th birthday. Though Vedder has played “Imagine” solo numerous times, this was the first time Pearl Jam played a full band version. It was stellar, and got all 60,000 people singing in unison.

Then came perhaps the nights most unique pairing as Vedder welcomed Beyonce to the stage for a duet of “Redemption Song.” It’s not everyday you get to sing with the queen,” said Vedder.

To close the evening, all artists were welcomed on stage for a celebratory “Rockin in the Free World.” During a week where faith and spirituality were ever-present in New York City, Pearl Jam did a perfect job tying it all together with the motives of the concert. Often, their own movement is compared to that of a spiritual journey. How fitting we would find them at the musical helm to unify the masses at the conclusion of it all.

Pearl Jam’s setlist:
Mind Your Manners
Do the Evolution
Given to Fly
Elderly Woman
Lightning Bolt
Daughter
Betterman
Alive
——–
Imagine
Redemption Song (Vedder solo with Beyonce)
Rockin in the Free World

Creed Will ‘Definitely’ Reunite For New Album

Mark Yarm recently interviewed Scott Stapp for Billboard, and in the interview Stapp revealed that he believes that Creed will reunite and release new music. The band’s last album was 2009’s Full Circle, and they haven’t toured since 2012.

“This journey I’ve been on over the last year has inspired a lot of writing. I’m going on tour next year, and we’re starting a campaign to raise awareness for mental-health issues based upon a song I wrote. And Creed has a retrospective coming out in November. It’s three CDs, with hits, favorite album picks, acoustic versions of all the hits, live performances, unreleased demos.”

He added that there has been talking about the band reuniting, “I ran into Mark [Tremonti, guitarist] at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando a couple months back, and we spent hours hanging by the pool, talking. We all are busy working on our other passions, but there’s definitely going to be some Creed in the future, starting with this retrospective. So when the time’s right in the next year-and-a-half, I’m expecting some new Creed music.”

“There’s nothing set in stone, but it’s definitely on the radar. We’re just trying to let it be as organic as possible. But we’re all communicating. And that’s where it starts.”

Alternative Nation broke the news of members of Creed running into each other at the Hard Rock Hotel during our recent interview with Mark Tremonti. Tremonti said, “We actually just ran into him. Scott Phillips and I were at the Hard Rock hotel for my wife’s birthday, and just by strange coincidence, Stapp was up here during a vacation and was staying at the Hard Rock. We were walking out to the pool and he saw us. We ended up talking for an hour and half. He was clean and sober and doing well. He was happy. His family seemed happy. We’ve had a few texts since then. I think there’s talk about Wind-up Records maybe putting out a box set, so I’m sure we’ll communicate to make sure that turns out well.”

He added that he was unsure about a Creed reunion, “My life is just so busy right now it would be hard for me to do anything else. There were some songs we worked on before things went south. On the last tour, we didn’t see eye to eye to say the least, and then we put a halt on any new music. We had already gotten about nine or ten songs ready to go. It just doesn’t make sense for me though, having two new Tremonti records, a new Alter Bridge record and Myles will have a new Slash record. A new Creed record would be just too much stress.”

Oasis Reunion Is So Certain ‘It’s Worth Betting On’

The Daily Star has reported the latest Oasis reunion rumors, claiming that Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Gem Archer are in ‘serious talks’ to make a boatload of money with a series of UK arena shows in 2016.

The source says, “Other bands have reunited and had a fantastic pay day so it makes sense for everyone involved.”

“It has been discussed seriously – it’s only a matter of time.”

“It is looking so certain it is worth betting on for next year.”

Noel Gallagher was asked about the chances of an Oasis reunion during a July 2015 interview with the Irish Examiner.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, what would it be? 1 being the lowest? I don’t know, that’s it, that’s it. I am fully aware that the NME have made a big deal about that, because they have fuck all else to write about. What can I say?”

When asked if he’ll seccumb to the pressure of his brother Liam and Paul McCartney trying to get him to reunite Oasis, Noel didn’t seem to care what McCartney thought.

“I don’t give a fuck about what anybody called Paul has to say about anything,” quips Gallagher, adding that he’s really tired of the question.

When asked during a recent BBC Radio 4 interview if he and Liam were close when growing up in Manchester, Noel said: “When you are 10 and your brother is five it is a lifetime away and so I never hung out with any of his friends, but, yeah, we got on.

“You can gain some strength from being in a band with your brother when everyone else is a stranger, but as time goes on it becomes your Achilles heel because you know how to push each other’s buttons.

“On our day we were great. People are there now at my concerts that weren’t even born then and they are crying at Oasis songs. All all over the world people are still in massively in love with that band – and none more so than me.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor To Appear On Doctor Who

According to British news outlet The Mirror, The producers of the hit sci-fi series Doctor Who has tapped Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor to lend his “deep and terrifying roar to the alien warlord known as Fisher King” in the October 3 episode of the BBC television series.

Taylor is a huge Whovian (A term given to Doctor Who superfans)and when the BBC heard that Slipknot would be playing in the city where the show is filmed, Cariff, the producers of Doctor Who reached out to Taylor to see if he would be interested in lending his voice for one of the characters. According to insiders, Slipknot were also treated to a VIP tour of the Doctor Who set.

While Taylor’s signature growl will be used for the Fisher King character, it should be noted that King is actually played by Neil Fingleton, the tallest British-born man and the tallest man in the European Union at 7 ft 7 in in height, and his speaking voice is “Shaun Of The Dead”‘s Peter Serafinowicz.

Review: Pearl Jam, Coldplay & Beyonce At Global Citizens Festival

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“Feel the sky blanket you, with gems and rhinestones. See the path cut by the moon, for you to walk on.” — Eddie Vedder (“Unthought Known”)

About halfway through Pearl Jam’s headlining set of Saturday’s Global Citizens festival, Eddie Vedder tells a story about writing Backspacer’s “Unthought Known” in New York City. “About four or five years back, in a room overlooking Central Park, I was still awake at four in the morning. I saw the most beautiful evening sky, the streets were empty, the stars were out. I should have been getting some sleep, but I started scribbling lyrics. There was magic happening in front of me. Then I got to see the sunrise in this beautiful part of this great city,” said Vedder.

A perfect day for a festival, it seemed that song, and the moments surrounding it, could serve as the emotional foundation for the entire day. 60,000 people jammed into New York City’s Great Lawn – Central Park. What makes this festival different is that the crowd had to participate in the activism before the actual show. It’s the only way you have a chance to get in (without shelling out huge money for VIP). With that, the artists and celebrity speakers showed great appreciation for all that was done before a single note was played.

Coldplay kicked off the show at 4pm and got the crowd moving with a jumpy “Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall.” They continued on their path to get the juices flowing with an uptempo set and a few surprises mixed in – including Ariana Grande joining Chris Martin on stage for an acoustic performance of “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart” and a new song entitled “Amazing Day” to close their set.

Next up was English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran. If you only know Sheeran by his radio songs, go see him live. He performed his entire set solo with simply a guitar and his loop pedals. If you miss one note or are off beat by a split second when using loop pedals, you have then ruined your entire song. Sheeran was flawless, incredibly entertaining and is remarkably talented. The highlight of his set being – Chris Martin joining him (on piano) for a rendition of “Thinking Out Loud.”

The night certainly had its run of collaborations including Sting joining Common on stage 2 before Beyonce’s performance, who many were there to see. Beyonce had a strong empowerment message to deliver throughout her set that fit the theme of the festival and organization. Sheeran would join her mid-set for an acoustic version of “Drunk in Love” (though this festival does not serve alcohol).

The nights hosts’ – Stephan Colbert and Hugh Jackman then returned for their MC finale which included a lineup of CEO’s to lead up the nights headliners, the one and only Pearl Jam.

“Good Evening. I think a toast is in order. Here’s to New York City, here’s to Central Park, here’s to you,” said lead singer Eddie Vedder, before a thunderous “Mind Your Manners” opener. The Seattle rockers came out swinging as “Do the Evolution” and “Given to Fly” followed.

A bit of a shorter set than usual for Pearl Jam, even for a festival, the band did a great job of mixing hits in with songs appropriate for the setting and purpose. They carried the torch of gratitude for all Global Citizens does and for what those in attendance had done in order to be apart of festivities. They too kept on the theme of surprises. For one, their encore started with a full band version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” where Eddie gave a beautiful tribute to Lennon, speaking of how relevant Central Park was to his music and advertising the gathering that will be taking place in the park in honor of Lennon’s would-be – 75th birthday. Though Vedder has played “Imagine” solo numerous times, this was the first time Pearl Jam played a full band version. It was stellar, and got all 60,000 people singing in unison.

Then came perhaps the nights most unique pairing as Vedder welcomed Beyonce to the stage for a duet of “Redemption Song.” “It’s not everyday you get to sing with a queen,” said Vedder.

To close the evening, all artists were welcomed on stage for a celebratory “Rockin in the Free World.” During a week where faith and spirituality were ever-present in New York City, Pearl Jam did a perfect job tying it all together with the motives of the concert. Often, their own movement is compared to that of a spiritual journey. How fitting we would find them at the musical helm to unify the masses at the conclusion of it all.

Pearl Jam’s setlist:
Mind Your Manners
Do the Evolution
Given to Fly
Elderly Woman
Lightning Bolt
Daughter
Unthought Known
Betterman
Alive
——–
Imagine
Redemption Song (Vedder solo with Beyonce)
Rockin in the Free World