A Pearl Jam fan had his nose broken by PJ's bass man Jeff Ament last week. It was not some on stage scuffle, or even a back stage rock and roll incident though.. It was actually a what the fan describes as a rough game of basketball. Well that's.. Still.. Kind of exciting. Right?
Sherif Hassan tells Australia's Triple J that Ament actually broke his nose during the pick-up game in New Zealand, which also included Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. Hassan says Ament made up for the broken nose by giving him and some friends tickets to the event and backstage passes. He says the injury didn't bother him as much after he spent some time hanging out with New Zealand singer Lorde between shows and got a shout out from Eddie Vedder during Pearl Jam's performance.
Kids down unda are tough!
We love the new song "I Believe" by Basic Vacation. We love it so much that we want to give you a free download!
From: Glasgow, Scotland
A lot of people struggle with the pronunciation think that it's "chu-vur-ches" which is hilarious to me and baffling at the same time.
Previous band names:
The Runner Up choice was Shark Week.
"The Mother We Share" as their first single
We just wanted to go with what we felt was our strongest song or our most immediate song perhaps. Or even the song that best represents the sound of our band for the first time.
"Under The Tide"
I like that song a lot! It's an unusual choice. It doesn't have Lauren on lead vocals...Lauren writes most of the lyrics in the band so I never ask her what the songs are about. I have a feeling that it's a really sad story behind that song, but what it's actually about I have no idea.
Switching between lead vocalists
In terms of Martin being on lead vocals for that song, we never really plan out thinking, "Ok this is gonna be Martin's song, this is gonna be Lauren's song". We tend to kind of have both of them sing - whichever one feels right for the song - and that'll be the one that we end up going with. The song "We Sink" which is the second track on our album - that was going to be Martin on lead vocal right up until the last minute and then we decided to go with the Lauren version. I think it's good that we have two really good singers in the band as well because we get to vary things up a bit.
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As the resident punk/ska nerd, not to mention the 90's at Noon guy.. It's officially my job to let the kids know when a ska show rolls through town. Reel Big Fish will be stopping in SLC tomorrow night on their "Don't Stop Skankin'!" tour. It will be nice to see them do a full set since they were only allowed the standard 30 minutes when they were here for Warped in the summer.
Also, I'm stoked to see my friends from Suburban Legends open up the show! If you've been to Disneyland in the last few years, you might have caught SL in Tomorrowland. They're one of the bands that gets to rise up on the Tomorrowland Terrace stage and rock the kids with punk versions of Disney songs, and mad choreography :) All of which we'll see tomorrow night at The Murray Theater. Oh! and our local pals The Anchorage will be there! We saw them at the X96 Nightmare Before Xmas last month!
I can't wait to skank with the kids! And by "skank" I mean "Stand in the back and eat nachos"
See you there!
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