Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder releases ‘Ukulele Songs’ [VIDEO]

Eddie Vedder \"Rise\" (YouTube)

It’s a big year for Pearl Jam, the band is celebrating it’s 20th year of making music, and along with that group’s re-issues and forthcoming Labor Day weekend birthday party, it’s lead singer has released a solo cd and dvd.

Eddie Vedder in 2010 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty)

On May 31st, Eddie Vedder put out “Ukulele Songs” and the dvd “Water On The Road.” “Ukulele Songs” has 16 tracks, most of which are played on the title instrument (one is played on the cello but Eddie says it passes the 4-string rule). He even does a duet with Cat Power. The dvd includes some ukulele songs, Pearl Jam tunes, covers and cuts from Vedder’s solo work on the soundtrack to Sean Penn’s film “Into The Wild.”

Vedder heads out on a 17-date tour to support the projects in June beginning on the east coast and wrapping up in Seattle.

Pearl Jam is currently working on their 10th studio album, they’re planning to re-issue Ten and Vs later this year and director Cameron Crowe is putting together a documentary about the history of the band. Over Labor Day weekend, they’ll play a festival in Wisconsin to celebrate their birthday.

In a Rolling Stone interview, Vedder admits the ukulele album began as a joke and then became sort of a challenge. He says it was kind of a puzzle to see if he could come up with 11 or 12 songs with just the ukulele. Vedder compares it to an artist painting with just one color, he adds that you really appreciate the subleties and changes in tone.

Best of KING FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockstar Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockstar Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.