Eddie Vedder is a nutty cat. I mean as far as rockstars go, I suppose he's pretty tame, but as a human being? Come on. Just this past weekend he took time out of his on stage performance to drink wine out of a audience member's shoe. Nutty! Since I don't want to get sued for using copyrighted photos of Senor Vedder. I've put my award winning* MSPAINT skillz to work.
In addition to that, recent Pearl Jam concerts have featured everything from a fan getting a haircut onstage to an impromptu cover of "Let It Go" from the hit Disney movie "Frozen." WHY? What the Hell happend to rock concerts man. You wanna drop 50 bucks to see Pearl Jam cut a dude's hair? How about last week when Channel 2 News' Sterling Poulsen introduced KISS on stage? Don't get me wrong. I love Sterling, but I do NOT want to live in a world where KISS is introduced by a weatherman.
KISS is supposed to be evil! Our news anchors and meteorologists should be warning parents about the dangers of KISS, and how Pearl Jam is sticking it to the man! But no, Pearl Jam is giving away free hair cuts and guessing your weight like the guy at Lagoon. Sigh. I digress. As I mentioned already, the latest from Pearl Jam's road tour of wackiness comes from their show on Saturday in Sweden. Vedder took a swig of wine from a shoe that a fan had thrown on stage. Vedder told the lucky fan he would "do you one better" and then poured the wine, gulped it down, and threw the shoe back as the crowd roared its approval. Im not saying that he should have taken a dump in the shoe, but c'mon!
I'll duece in the shoe once I finish this WICKED SOLO
Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron can be seen shaking his head during Vedder's beverage break, but he can't help cracking a smile by the end of it.
Here. You watch and tell me what you think.
I'm a big fan of Pearl Jam. I'm in the Ten Club, I have my import of "Ten" with Dirty Frank on it, and I was in line at Greywhale in Taylorsville for the Midnight release of "VS." back in 1993.
So my hopes are high with the new album. Even though I thought pretty much everything after Vitalogy was kinda "meh". I've heard three tracks of the new album, and I've dug 'em.
Today we have a few new details about "Lightning Bolt." Eddie and pals recently unveiled the track list for their tenth studio effort, which is due out next month. Fans are already familiar with some of the songs, including "Lightning Bolt's" lead single, "Mind Your Manners." Which we play here on X96. Pearl Jam also showed off the title track and the album closer, "Future Days," during their concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field earlier this summer. Another song, "Sleeping By Myself," showed up on frontman Eddie Vedder's 2011 solo album, "Ukulele Songs."
The "Lightning Bolt" song titles first started coming out on the band's official Twitter account along with illustrations by Don Pendleton. Bassist Jeff Ament posted a note on PearlJam.com calling the visual artist one of his favorites, adding that it's nice to go outside the circle now and then to "work/play" with other artists.
Pearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" track list:
1. "Getaway" 2. "Mind Your Manners" 3. "My Father's Son" 4. "Sirens" 5. "Lightning Bolt" 6. "Infallible" 7. "Pendulum" 8. "Swallowed Whole" 9. "Let the Records Play" 10. "Sleeping By Myself" 11. "Yellow Moon" 12. "Future Days"