originally posted March 8, 2006
First of all, check out merz's money MP3 Pearl Jam post...
The brand spanking new Pearl Jam single is available for free MP3 download on their official site (link below), and I've been listening to it non-stop. It's pretty badass, and things look good for the 8th studio album.
The song sounds like some songs off of Yield and Vitalogy. As Eddie Vedder has mentioned in recent articles, one can definitely hear some punk influences, as well as some sweet Who-inspired touches.
To be completely honest, "World Wide Suicide" is probably Pearl Jam's best lead single in more than a decade.
Pearl Jam could bust a move up the Letter Never Sent Best Bands of All Time list after this new studio record, we'll just have to wait and see.
download new PJ here ----> http://bootlegs.pearljam.com/wwslogin.aspx
One of the gentlemen in charge of online promotion for the new Pearl Jam record got in touch with me with the album cover artwork.
Here it is:
My Morning Jacket will open on the first leg of the tour.
Public on-sale dates and ticket information will be announced in local markets in the coming weeks.
Leg One of Pearl Jam's 2006 World Wide Tour follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
May 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 10 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 12 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena
May 13 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
May 16 Chicago, IL United Center
May 19 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
May 20 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
May 22 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
May 24 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
May 27 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
May 30 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
June 1 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
June 3 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
also... the below is reprinted from the following Rolling Stone article:
Out: May 2nd
"A couple of rock songs, a couple of ballads -- it's not rocket science," says Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard about the band's new disc. Not that he wants to undersell the hard work the band put into its eighth studio album, and its first studio record for Clive Davis' J Records. Pearl Jam entered Seattle's Studio X in November 2004, each member armed with ideas. After whittling about thirty songs to sixteen working tracks, singer Eddie Vedder took the rough sketches and wrote lyrics for them. "That took a while," says Gossard, "but it was worth the wait: He wrote some beautiful lyrics for this record." The title, Pearl Jam, reflects the group's most collaborative effort yet: It produced the album together, along with Adam Kasper; each member will receive writing credits; and, for the first time ever, guitarist Mike McCready contributes lyrics, to the album closer, "Inside Job."
The boys are also bracing for a yearlong world tour, to kick off in late spring. "All of our new stuff is so much fun to play," says Gossard, on a break from rehearsing the album's first single, "World Wide Suicide." "I can't wait." (AUSTIN SCAGGS)