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On “Lightning Bolt,” Pearl Jam’s 10th studio album, the Seattle group isn’t content to rest on its laurels. The 12 songs here — all anchored by Eddie Vedder’s often stirring, always impassioned vocal delivery, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard’s fine, sharp guitar playing, and drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Jeff Ament’s sturdy rhythm section —are well delivered, with taut, strong musicianship. By now, after more than 20 years, it’s not a surprise that the band finds itself so easily in the pocket on the Brendan O’Brien-produced set. Even though the band stretches out of its usual heavy, mid-tempo, groove here a »
Get a glimpse of what went into creating Pearl Jam’s new album, “Lightning Bolt,” in this 9-minute short promo piece directed by famed photographer Danny Clinch. The five band members—Eddie Vedder, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Jeff Ament—field questions from Clinch, director Judd Apatow, “Portlandia” star/musician Carrie Brownstein, surfer Mark Richards and paralyzed NFL safety Steve Gleason. “If you’re paying attention to what’s going on on the planet, I feel like I can find something to be angry about pretty quick,” Vedder says, addressing the album’s sometimes confrontational tone (as exemplified in first single, “Mind Your Manners.” “Everyone’s kind »
King of Hearts Productions will release the documentary feature "I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney", on DVD, February 19, 2013, focusing on 25 years of performing by the influential Seattle Washington 'grunge' band 'Mudhoney':
"...'I'm Now' follows Mudhoney's 25-year career, from early beginnings in the Pacific Northwest through the band's most recent world tour. Testimonials from friends, music industry veterans and musicians include Stone Gossard & Jeff Ament ('Pearl Jam'), Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon ('Sonic Youth'), Kim Thayil ('Soundgarden'), Jonathan Poneman ('Sub Pop') and the band themselves..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney"...
- Michael Stevens
3 items from 2013
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