Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' album is set to arrive on Oct. 15, but it was a lengthy journey getting to the completion of the band's latest disc. To give fans a little insight into the creation of the effort, Pearl Jam have posted a nine-minute short film shot by directing pal Danny Clinch.
The last week has likely felt like the equivalent of Christmas for Pearl Jam fans, first with the band announcing a fall 2013 North American tour run, and now just days later, as a second countdown on their website expired, Pearl Jam have thrilled fans with a brand new single called ‘Mind Your Manners.'
Pearl Jam are full of big announcements this week. Just two days after revealing the details of their 2013 North American tour, the band just unveiled another surprise: They have a new album coming out on Oct. 15. You can see a brief, 40-second video trailer for it above.
There is buzz in the Pearl Jam universe, as the veteran rockers have set a countdown clock on their official website. There's been talk of a new Pearl Jam album for several months now, and it looks like Monday, July 8, might be the day the band's fans hear the first official news of a new disc and possibly a new tour.
Pearl Jam fans will be happy to know that the band is progressing quite well with their next album. In fact, in a new interview with Guerrillacandy.com, guitarist Stone Gossard reveals that the end of recording their next album is in sight.
A new supergroup is in the works, Rolling Stone reports, and it features Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and onetime Screaming Trees' drummer Barrett Martin. The as-yet-unnamed unit still needs a vocalist, but the search is on for singers to help them crystallize their ideas and form some new ones.
'Ten,' the debut album from Pearl Jam, has reached sales of more than 10 million copies. Only 21 other albums have sold more copies since 1991, when Nielsen SoundScan became the music industry standard for tracking point-of-sale purchases.
Before he was 'Alive' with Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder was a struggling singer just hoping to catch a break. But, as with most success stories, there's always a link to the pre-fame days. In this case, Vedder's pre-Pearl Jam demos have been uncovered and posted online by Antiquiet.
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