Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Shreds National Anthem At Sounders Match

We've mentioned this before, but instrumental national anthems are better than vocal performances nine times out of ten. Another example: Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before last night's MLS Cup playoff match between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC. » 11/11/14 5:55pm 11/11/14 5:55pm

Pearl Jam Fan Notes: Joe Buck Talks About The Night Eddie Vedder Made…

My homework assignment from my good friends at Deadspin was to write about my interaction with Pearl Jam and in particular Eddie Vedder in honor of their 20th Anniversary. The difficulty in this assignment is writing it without coming off like a name-dropping ass. Well for those of you who don't like me—enjoy, and for… » 9/22/11 3:45pm 9/22/11 3:45pm

The Enduring Myth Of Mookie Blaylock And Pearl Jam

Vacuous, unchecked rock lore holds that Pearl Jam—before they settled on the sploogiest name in pop music history—were first called Mookie Blaylock. Grunge's stadium heroes would have been named after a very good, but never great, NBA point guard, if only Blaylock hadn't taken notice and forced a name change. » 9/20/11 11:15am 9/20/11 11:15am

Guess Which City Is Having A Pearl Jam Bobblehead Night?

The Seattle Mariners are hosting the Rays on Friday evening, and because they already had a bobblehead night for Felix Hernandez, they have no choice but to start honoring local grunge rockers. Friday night is Mike McCready night at Safeco Field, which also happens to overlap with a benefit night for the Crohn's &… » 6/02/11 2:00pm 6/02/11 2:00pm