Eddie Vedder

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    The Eleven Greatest Record Store Performances, Part Two (The Top 5)

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. Welcome back, my friends. When I last left you, I was discussing my favorite record sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Six Reasons Your Band Should Not Play Longer Than 20 Minutes

    Imagine you're on a date and you're telling a story. It's a long one, but you know it's a winner. Everyone always loves this story. Three quarters of the way to the punch line, you notice a shift in your date's behavior. She's glancing at the door, bouncing her leg or messing with her hair. Does she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Pearl Jam - Arena, Glendale - 11/19/13

    Pearl Jam concerts are different. It's not just a typical bunch of guys up on stage cranking out rock songs; even in Arena it's an intimate, more personal affair. Artists talk about the energy that flows between audience and stage, and that's what's so obvious here. The bands cares; the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Phoenix Suns' New Season Ticket Program Bundles Michael Buble, Michael Beasley

    This feels a little like Barnes and Noble offering combined subscriptions to Teen People and Adbusters because they're both in the magazine section, but I guess I can't fault the Phoenix Suns and US Airways Center for trying something new: The team is now offering a season ticket package that combin ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012
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    November 28, 2012

    Bon Jovi, The Growlers, and Daniel Johnston (Rescheduled) Coming to Phoenix

    What is Bon Jovi up to these days? The New Jersey-based band is about to partake in the 12-12-12 fundraiser benefit show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy alongside Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl. Jon himself worked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Eddie Vedder, Comerica Theatre, 10/4/12

    Eddie Vedder @ Comerica TheatreEddie Vedder lists his tools. In the booklet handed out to concertgoers at last night's packed performance, the Pearl Jam frontman laid out a detailed list of gear he'd be using during the evening: guitars, ukuleles, amplifiers, a modified kick drum made from a Coron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
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    October 23, 2012

    Johnny Depp to Play With Alice Cooper; Here's His Five Coolest Rock Moments

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas--even though Halloween is still just around the corner. As grocery stores begin to stock their Christmas crap decorations, the last show announcements of the year trickle in. Historically, the line up for Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding gets announced eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Five Songs We Would Have Loved to Hear Eddie Vedder Play Tonight

    With a voice that has withstood the test of time (20 years of rock and roll to be exact), Eddie Vedder is still one of the greatest singers of our day. One thing we particularly love about him is his ability to make it big as a crossover artist in his own right. Let's be real: Most grunge guys don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Lisa Kasanicky, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Lisa KasanickyKasanicky is the founder of Arizona Spa Girls and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Girlfriend Getaways.  When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Uh, sadly, NPR but I'll switch it to 103.9 FM if the topic puts m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Incoming: Death Cab For Cutie, Good Old War, Portugal. The Man, Eddie Vedder and More

    ​When he's not making up stories about what he listens to while he's busy being a hardcore runner, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie makes plans for the future. Recently, he has carried out plans to go through with his divorce and go on an international tour. The latter is great news for Phoenix ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Pearl Jam Twenty Screening Presented by X103.9 and PBS Channel 8

    ​Nearly every piece I've read about Pearl Jam's 1991 release Ten turning 20 has been some variation on the "this makes me feel old riff." And it makes sense. I didn't buy Ten when it first came out, but I wound up with a copy of it a few years after (courtesy of my mother, believe it or not). The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Mercury Records Will No Longer Produce Physical Singles

    ​Mercury Records is moving forward with technology and sticking to digital downloads. With a few grand exceptions, the label has decided it will be doing away with producing their singles on compact discs and vinyl due to a significant decline in sales, according to Telegraph.Now that the digital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Travis Barker Calls His Critics Nazis

    ​Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is not responding well to those who have critiqued his new solo album, Give the Drummer Some, according to Spinner.Many fans of his work with Blink-182 have recently expressed that they don't particularly care for his solo work. Barker responded by calling his crit ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011
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    November 4, 2010

    Weezy: Free At Last!

    ​Weezy is finally a free man, according to Pitchfork.Lil Wayne, whose real name is Wayne Carter, was imprisoned at New York City's Riker's Island for having a loaded gun on his tour bus in Manhattan in 2009. He pleaded guilty when he was charged.He was only required to serve eight months of his ye ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2010
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    September 20, 2010

    Bruno Mars Arrested in Vegas for Drug Possession

    ​Hotel security found narcotics in Bruno Mars' bathroom Sunday, according to SPIN. He was arrested at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Apparently he's discovered that it's not so easy being in the spotlight all the time.The breakout hitmaker is scheduled to release his new album Doo-Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    John Legend and The Roots Perform at the Miss Universe Pageant?

    As Idolator points out, John Legend and The Roots are typically known for their socially conscious music. So it was a bit surprising to hear that Legend performed the music for the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant. The performance featured the skinny girls in heels performing choreography that was more li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Eddie Vedder Sings Karaoke in Mesa Hotel

    Turns out I should go to my neighborhood hotel bars more often! Yes, that's Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder doing U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" at the Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn in Mesa. Vedder was in town for the Chicago Cubs 2009 Fantasy Camp, according to Stereogum.Two thoughts: First, E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Dodge Theatre Dumps Ticketmaster, Other Live Nation Venues To Follow

    The Internet age has finally done what Eddie Vedder couldn't: Break Ticketmaster's stranglehold on concert ticket sales.Starting now, tickets to Dodge Theatre will be available only through Sarita Ray, public relations coordinator, says Cricket Wireless Pavillion, the mega-promoter's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    What’s Selling: Rockzone Records

    By Benjamin Leatherman Rockzone Records, 1721 East Warner Road in Tempe, isn’t your typical music store. It’s more of a haven for vinyl junkies like our music columnist Steve Jansen, who prefer their sounds to flow from an old-school needle and groove instead of some new-fangled iPod or CD play ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 6, 2008
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    November 8, 2007
  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Highwire Fiction

    In a Crowded Room

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    The Black Moods

    Laurel Canyon

  • Music

    November 3, 2005


    Buy it, drive it, work it

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Pearl Jam

    Lost Dogs (Epic)

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Cat Power

    You Are Free (Matador Records)

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Plan 9 From Outer S.F.

    The Phenomenauts fancy themselves as space-being guerrillas, invading the indie world in their '83 Dodge van

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Pearl Jam

    Riot Act (Epic)

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Mill Stones

    Seventh annual New Times showcase sells beer, inspires an imitator and hosts a middle-finger salute

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Accidents Will Happen

    A new split CD and a bizarre Web site raise eyebrows

  • Culture

    April 12, 2001

    The Man Who

    Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Here Comes the Sickness

    Surviving the big grunge blowup, Mudhoney takes a final bow before hanging it up for good . . . sort of

  • Music

    November 9, 2000


    Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline (Virgin)

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Rock and a Hard Place

    Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Shut Up, Jeremy!

    Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man.

  • Culture

    October 5, 2000

    Rock and a Hard Place

    Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Reggae, Esé

    The Rasta Farmers plant their first CD

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Suffer Safari

    Another funk-rap-metal morph disturbs the peace

  • Music

    April 23, 1998

    High Wattage

    Punk godfather Mike Watt contemplates the connections between his life and that of his father

  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    Public Image

    New releases by Pearl Jam and Ani DiFranco play hide-and-seek with self-invented myths

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    September 19, 1996
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    September 22, 1994
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    November 3, 1993
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