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Pearl Jam will finally be consummating Eddie Vedder’s lifelong love affair with the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field, announcing a special show at the Illinois stadium on July 19 (a second concert at London, Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens that’s not quite as stocked with symbolism will happen three days prior)…
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Eddie Vedder spoke about class today. At a fundraiser for President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida, the Pearl Jam frontman took Republican candidate Mitt Romney to task for the toxic remarks he made about the “47 percent” of citizens who don’t pay income taxes, saying they are “entitled” and “dependent upon government” and don’t “take personal responsibility and care for their lives…
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April 30, 2012 in Music News
For his contribution to the Every Mother Counts 2012, a charity compilation for the maternal health advocacy campaign of the same name, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder penned “Skipping,” a honeyed acoustic ballad that shares both a tone and melodic temperament with previous non-album material like early fan club single “Let Me Sleep (It’s Christmas Time)” and 2003′s “Man of the Hour…
Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and awareness campaign headed by model-turned-activist Christy Turlington Burns to increase education and support for maternal and child health, is slated to release its second charity compilation album May 1, and as Antiquiet points out, its track list is not to be messed with. Thirteen of the 19 songs are unreleased tunes from artists like Patti Smith, Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, Cedella Marley, and Beck. The ones that have already been heard are just as good, though, with contributions from David Bowie, Sade and Lauryn Hill. It’s going to be released via Starbucks, to make picking up your socially conscious adult contemporary mixtape as easy as stepping out for your daily grande triple-shot, extra hot, no-foam latte.
The first Every Mother Counts compilation featured tracks from mothers only (including Ani DiFranco, Madonna, Rosanne Cash, Dixie Chicks, Carla Bruni, and, um, Gwyneth Paltrow), so this one is branching out significantly with gentlemen paying their dues to the people who brought them into this world. Did we mention it’s International Women’s Day? And that March is National Women’s History Month?
Every Mother Counts Vol. 2
(* indicates a previously unreleased track):
Bono and the Edge – “Original of the Species” (acoustic) *
Eddie Vedder – “Skipping” *
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell – “Pretty Day” *
Faith Hill – “Wish for You ”
Sade – “The Sweetest Gift ”
Lauryn Hill – “I Remember ”
Rita Wilson – “Baby I’m Yours” *
Diana Krall – “Don’t Fence Me In” *
Seal – “Secret ”
Dave Matthews Band – “Sister” (live) *
Sting – “Fragilidad”
Alanis Morissette – “Magical Child” *
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “Mother” *
David Bowie – “Everyone Says ‘Hi’ ”
Cedella Marley – “Get Up Stand Up” *
Beck – “Corrina, Corrina” *
Rufus Wainwright – “Instead of the Dead” *
Patti Smith – “Somalia” *
Coldplay – “Yellow” (acoustic) *
Eddie Vedder invites you to tiptoe through the tulips with him. After focusing on his main band last year with a 20th anniversary bash, a Cameron Crowe documentary, and a new song, the Pearl Jam frontman will be heading back out on his own again in support of Grammy-nominated 2011 full-length Ukulele Songs.
A 13-city spring solo tour will take Vedder through theaters from Las Vegas, on April 11, to Orlando, Florida, on May 16, plus a stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 3. Joining him once again will be Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, of folk-rock duo the Swell Season and rootsy rockers the Frames. (Hansard has also been known to perform on occasion with Brooklyn-via-Idaho folkie and Stephen King-approved novelist Josh Ritter, whose So Runs the World Away you might also love.)
Tickets for the New Orleans Jazz Fest are on sale now. All other tickets for Vedder’s upcoming tour will go on sale on February 3, though eligible members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club could buy them through a presale starting yesterday.
April 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
April 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
April 16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Audotorium
April 19 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
April 22 – Houston, TX @ Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
April 25 – San Antonio, TX @ Lila Cockrell Theatre
April 27 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
April 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Music Hall at Fair Park
May 3 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 8 – Jacksonville, FL @ Moran Theater
May 10 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts
May 16 – Orlando, FL @ Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Earlier this fall, famed film director/music journalist/grunge nerd Cameron Crowe premiered Pearl Jam 20, his feature-length documentary that both fawns over and follows the Seattle rock icons through their 20 years as a band. After a short engagement in select theaters and a nationally televised premiere last week on PBS, Crowe is now sharing a complimentary music video for “Not for You,” a bristling standout from 1994′s Vitalogy. Culled mostly from grainy archival footage from Peej’s homegrown, anti-Ticketmaster tour of the mid-’90s, it’s a fan-tailored snapshot of the band just as they began really accelerating away from the mainstream crush that made frontman Eddie Vedder so uncomfortable. Check it out at IMDB.com.
Before you go, flip through photos from SPIN’s backstage perch at Pearl Jam’s 20th Birthday Bash.