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Foo Fighters, Haim, and More Announced on Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is bringing back the annual Ohana Festival this fall to Dana Point, CA, and he’s bringing some renowned friends with him this year. Returning to California from Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Doheny State Beach, the latest installment features Vedder headlining alongside The Killers, Haim, The Chicks, Foo Fighters, and Pretenders. Spread across 3 days this fall, Ohana Festival will also feature performances from Japanese Breakfast, Suki Waterhouse (who recently starred in ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ as keyboardist Karen Sirko), Amos Lee, and plenty more. Check out the day-by-day lineup breakdown below. Presale tickets will be… Read more »


Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder touring in June

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is hitting the road in June, lining up solo shows in six southern and eastern cities as well as three concerts in Hawaii. The 14-date trek starts June 8th in Albany, New York, and hits theaters in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta before wrapping up with shows in Maui and Honolulu from June 29th through July 2nd. Liam Finn, who was the opening act on Vedder’s inaugural solo tour last year, will return in that slot. Vedder performed alongside former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at a charity show in New York last… Read more »


Eddie Vedder doing it his "Way" with Cubs song

Chicago radio stations and sports bars have begun spinning “All the Way,” a Chicago Cubs-themed ditty written by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder at the request of Cubs legend Ernie Banks. The track, with lines like “Our heroes wear pinstripes / pinstripes in blue / give us a chance to feel like heroes too,” was recorded last month during a Vedder solo show at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. According to Pearl Jam’s Web site, “All the Way” will be available for download in the “next few days,” and may also be sold on CD and “souvenir 45 singles.” Vedder is a… Read more »


Who Concert Video Features Eddie Vedder, Noel Gallagher

The Who’s onstage collaborations with Eddie Vedder, Noel Gallagher and others at a U.K. benefit concert last fall are captured in a new home video due next month. “The Who & Special Guests, Live at the Royal Albert Hall,” which also features Bryan Adams, Paul Weller, Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones and violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy, will be released September 25 on DVD and VHS, according to producers of the project. The two-disc (or two-tape) set will include bonus material such as rehearsal footage and a performance of “Pinball Wizard” that can be viewed from multiple angles. Filmed at London’s famed… Read more »


Vedder, Beck Join Tenacious D's Tsunami Benefit

New York – Tenacious D will be joined by such rock heavyweights as Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Beck, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age principal Josh Homme at a Jan. 17 benefit in Los Angeles for the victims of the Asian tsunami. The Wiltern Theatre event will also boast an appearance by actor Will Ferrell. Tickets are $60 and $100. The show is being organized via the new collective Music for Relief, with proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. Meanwhile, producers Quincy Jones and Jermaine Dupri have postponed the all-star recording of “We… Read more »


Vedder Rambles, Green Day Scramble As Ramones Enter Hall

A mohawked Eddie Vedder put the regal Waldorf-Astoria hotel in a punk rock state of mind Monday night when he inducted the Ramones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nearing the end of his 17-minute speech, Vedder said, “After this, I’m sure the evening will move quickly, but it’s the Ramones and it’s punk rock and I’m just about finished and I hope you’re OK with that.” The crowd’s response included some jeers and boos. “Apparently you’re not. F– you,” he replied. But overall, the night was filled with special moments – including a Talking Heads induction and… Read more »


Keys, Vedder, Chili Peppers To Usher Idols Into Rock Hall

Eddie Vedder, Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante may have grown up believing the punk axiom “kill your idols,” but on March 18 they’ll be among the presenters honoring their forefathers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. New York’s posh Waldorf-Astoria hotel will host the hall’s 17th annual induction dinner, which will air March 20 on VH1 at 9 p.m. Vedder will induct punk progenitors the Ramones – sans singer Joey Ramone, who died of cancer in April – and Kiedis and Frusciante will usher in alternative rock pioneers Talking Heads. Grammy darling Alicia Keys will do the honors… Read more »


Beck, Vedder In; Elton, Ozzy, Korn Out Of RAC Concerts

Beck, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, and Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness have been added to an already impressive list of top-shelf acts that will perform in Los Angeles on February 26 to help raise funds for the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC). However, LAUNCH has learned that Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, and Rob Zombie are no longer participating in the potentially historic night of music. Beck, Vedder, and Ness will co-headline a show at the Wiltern Theater. Playing elsewhere on the same night, for the same cause, will be the Eagles, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, and Stevie Nicks at the… Read more »


Vedder, McLachlan, Crowes Cover Beatles For 'Sam'

Eddie Vedder, Sarah McLachlan, the Black Crowes and 14 other artists will deliver their takes on Beatles classics for the soundtrack to the Sean Penn drama “I Am Sam.” The album, due January 8, also features Ben Folds, the Wallflowers, Paul Westerberg, Nick Cave and Ben Harper, among others, according to a V2 Records spokesperson. All of the covers were recorded for the soundtrack album and eight are featured in the movie, which stars Penn as Sam, a mentally handicapped father fighting to keep custody of his seven-year-old daughter, Lucy. “I Am Sam,” due in theaters December 28, has several… Read more »

Concert Reviews

Taylor Swift Brings Eras Tour To Life With 45-Song Set In Seattle

A sea of fans embellished in sequins, glitter, and cowboy hats took over the streets of Seattle this past weekend for one of the most highly anticipated tours of the summer; Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour. Since March, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter embarked on her stadium tour, delivering an intense 3-hour experience from her extensive discography. Lumen Field shattered attendance records with over 72,000 fans per night for the two sold-out shows. Leading up to the concerts, Seattle proclaimed July 22 and 23 as “Taylor Swift Weekend,” which doesn’t come as a surprise with how much tourism the pop powerhouse brought… Read more »

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