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Why Was President Obama Hanging Out With Eddie Vedder?

1/5/2015 10:57am EST
Why Was President Obama Hanging Out With Eddie Vedder?
President Barack Obama closed out his Hawaii vacation by hanging out with Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder.

The President took daughters Sasha and Malia to visit with Vedder and his family in Kailua.

The Obamas rented a vacation home for their holiday trip. The family spent less than half an hour with Vedder.

Reportedly the singer is a longtime friend of the Obama family.

In 2012, Vedder performed at a fundraiser for Obama's re-election campaign in Florida.

While in Hawaii, Obama's native state, the President visited the cemetery where his mother's father is buried. Obama also visited his...

Eddie Vedder Responds To Anti-Israel Accusations

7/17/2014 8:01pm EDT
Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder has explained himself after he spoke out about the current violent situations around the world.

The Pearl Jam singer was at a concert in England last week when he had a rant about technology and war in-between songs. He said, "At the same time that something this positive is happening, not even that far away, people are f---ing dropping bombs on each other."

He continued, "I swear to f--king God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill. They're looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn't belong to them. They should get the...

Pharrell Williams And Eddie Vedder To Join Oscars Academy

6/27/2014 3:00pm EDT
Pharrell Williams And Eddie Vedder To Join Oscars Academy
Among the 12 musical names asked to join the Oscars Academy are Pharrell Williams and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Joining the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences means that the members will be able to vote for nominees.

Due to changes in the Oscar music campaign, however, the Academy has laid out rules to avoid disqualifications and campaigning for songs by its members. Last year, Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel's song from "Alone Yet Not Alone" received a nod from the Academy, but it was later disqualified after it was revealed that Broughton emailed at least 70 of his f...

Pearl Jam 'Lets It Go' In Milan

6/23/2014 4:00pm EDT
Pearl Jam Frozen
Pearl Jam is one of those bands that has international renown across the world. They have global fame and fans world round - which is, interestingly enough, a common trait they share with another entertainment superpower; Walt Disney Studios. It just so happened that last Friday night (6/20/14) those two worlds collided.

During their tour in Milan, Italy, frontman Eddie Vedder transitioned from the song 'Daughter' into a short rock-rendition of 'Let It Go' originally sung by Idina Menzel in Disney's smash hit, Frozen. Needless to say, it was a completely different experience at a Pearl Jam...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

1/2/2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...

10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

11/17/2013 1:08pm EST
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...

Eddie Vedder Performs At President Obama's Tampa Fundraiser

9/21/2012 8:59am EDT
Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder helped pull in $1.7 million for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign by performing at a Florida fundraiser on Thursday.

The Pearl Jam frontman played four songs on a mandolin for the President and 85 VIP guests, who each paid $20,000 to attend the dinner in Tampa. Vedder, who covered Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World in his short set, joked, "I can't say I've ever played that many songs in a suit before."

He also voiced his support for Democratic candidate Obama as he told how, as an unemployed young man, he signed up for a government-funded training program t...

Pearl Jam Donates Signed Guitar To Burglary Victims

12/27/2011 9:33am EST
Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder and his Pearl Jam bandmates made one family's Christmas wish come true by donating a signed guitar to replace a special memento which was stolen in a burglary.

The band handed over a signed instrument to Josh Hardy from New Hampshire in 1992 when he was dying of brain cancer and after his death; the instrument was left to his younger brother, Ben.

The precious guitar was recently stolen from Ben in a break-in and subsequently returned with the musicians' signatures scrubbed off, but the 34 year old was delighted when a special delivery from the band arrived just before Chri...

Henry Rollins Celebrates The West Memphis 3 Release

8/20/2011 9:00am EDT
Henry Rollins Celebrates The West Memphis 3 Release

Punk icon Henry Rollins is celebrating on tour in Scotland after learning the West Memphis 3 are free men in Arkansas.

The former Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman was among the celebrities campaigning for the release of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, who were jailed for the murder of three boy scouts in 1993.

The three men have maintained their innocence ever since they were jailed for life in 1994, and on Friday they were released from prison after pleading guilty to the crime during an emergency hearing.


Eddie Vedder's Friend To Walk Free From Jail After Admitting To Killing Boy Scouts

8/19/2011 8:48am EDT
Eddie Vedder
Two of the incarcerated three men Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder has been seeking justice for over the past decade are to plead guilty to killing three boy scouts in return for their freedom, according to shocking new reports.

The West Memphis 3, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, were each sentenced to life in an Arkansas prison in 1994 for the satanic killings. Echols was also sentenced to death and has been on Death Row ever since his sentence began.

The three men maintained their innocence for 17 years and their fight for a new trial was picked up by Vedder and celebriti...

'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' And He Never Should

6/29/2011 6:28am EDT
We’ve heard the story: Conan O’Brien is ousted from his life long dream of hosting “The Tonight Show” by NBC to the tune of 30 million dollars in severance and a six month gag order legally preventing him from appearing on television, radio, or the Internet.

And thus a stage show was born. The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour is the focal point of “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop”. Last Summer, Conan, his producer, his assistant, and his writers embarked on a nation wide, 44 performance stand up comedy variety show tour, a happy amalgamation of old school vaudeville and ne...

Disturbed Release Benefit Single For West Memphis Three

4/30/2011 12:30pm EDT
Rockers the Disturbed are handing over the proceeds from download sales of their new single to the families of the West Memphis Three.

The new track, "3," will be available at the group's official website and all monies from sales will benefit the Damien Echols Defense Fund, which helps cover legal fees, forensic testing, and investigative fees for the three men known as the West Memphis Three, who many believe were unjustly convicted of murder in Arkansas in 1994.

The Disturbed bandmates are among many celebrities and high-profile people who strongly believe that Damien Echols, Jason Bal...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: September

1/2/2011 1:00pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was the big winner and talking point at the MTV Video Music Awards this month - she picked up eight accolades and stunned everyone by taking to the stage in a meat dress. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz confirmed the news she was pregnant with Javier Bardem's baby, and Angelina Jolie - who visited flood-ravaged Pakistan - was named Best Celebrity Role Model in an online poll.

George Michael began his eight-week prison sentence in London after being found guilty of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and Guns N' Roses were booed and bottled offstage in Ireland a...

Michael Stipe & Eddie Vedder's New Single Leaked Online

12/21/2010 11:34pm EST
Michael Stipe
A new musical collaboration between rockers Eddie Vedder and Michael Stipe has leaked online.

"It Happened Today," which features on R.E.M.'s new album, leaked on Monday night.

Pearl Jam star Vedder has long been associated with Stipe and R.E.M. - he often appears onstage at concerts and he inducted the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

R.E.M.'s Collapse Into Now is set for release in March.

Neither Vedder, Stipe nor R.E.M. have commented about the Internet leak.

Eddie Vedder Marries In Hawaii

9/20/2010 11:35am EDT
Eddie Vedder
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a married man after exchanging vows with his longtime girlfriend in Hawaii on Saturday.

The rocker wed his model fiancée Jill McCormick in front of famous guests including actor Sean Penn and musician Jack Johnson, according to US Weekly.

It is the second marriage for Vedder, who proposed in Washington, D.C. last year - he divorced Beth Liebling in 2000 after a six-year union.

Vedder and McCormick are parents to two daughters, Olivia, six, and Harper Moon, who is nearly two.

Eddie Vedder Preoccupied By West Memphis Three Case

9/2/2010 11:00am EDT
Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder fears his personal life is suffering as he fights on behalf of three men he believes have been falsely accused of murder - because he spends so much time working on their case.

The singer is an outspoken supporter of the men known as the West Memphis Three who in 1994 were convicted of murdering three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Vedder is among a number of stars, including Johnny Depp and Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines, who believe the trio is innocent and have been campaigning for their release.

The Alive hitmaker regularly visits ...

This Weeks Gossip Wrap-up: Gisele Bundchen Gives Birth, Jessica Simpson Dating Billy Corgan, More

12/13/2009 6:15pm EST
Jessica Simpson Dating Billy Corgan
Contributing writer Erin Demchak shares the Top 10 latest Hollywood gossip on the Starpulse Scene. This week Erin discusses baby news. Amy Adams has a little one on the way and Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen just gave birth to a baby boy.

Uma Thurman and her fiance broke up, just as her and Robert Pattinson deny rumors that they are a couple. Tiger Woods continues to have more ladies coming out of the woodwork, Jessica Simpson is dating Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, both Hulk Hogan and Eddie Vedder got engaged. Check out these stories and more on this week's hottest Hollywood gossip ...

Matt Damon: 'I Don't Think Voicing A Political Opinion Is Necessarily A Contribution'

10/6/2009 9:16am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon participated in The History Channel's program "The People Speak," where Hollywood actors read and perform historical documents. He has made some political films and sometimes expressed his opinions, but he's not trying to be in your face.

"I think there are so many opinions flying around out there that it's probably impossible to change anybody's mind by going out and spouting off your opinion," Damon said. "I think when it comes to politics, people are pretty much set in what they believe. Whatever they read or hear is just going to make them believe what they believe more. S...

Pearl Jam Releases Newly Remixed & Remastered Editions Of Debut Album, 'Ten'

3/29/2009 11:07am EDT
Pearl Jam
Legacy Recordings celebrated its monumental re-issue of Ten, the breakthrough debut album from Pearl Jam, with a multi-dimensional campaign designed to surprise and delight the band's long-time fans while awakening a whole new generation to one of rock's iconic all-time classic collections.

"The original release of Ten in 1991 helped open the door on a new rock era while establishing Pearl Jam as one of the most potent and influential bands in the world," said John Ingrassia, President, Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment. "Legacy Recordings is pleased to be working with A...

Chris Cornell & Timbaland To Play Eight Shows In Support Of New Album

10/14/2008 8:06pm EDT
Chris Cornell
Throughout his storied career, Chris Cornell has clearly never been an artist that is content sitting in one creative comfort spot for too long. The versatile rocker who became a household name from his success in Soundgarden and Audioslave has teamed up with perhaps the most celebrated producer of this era: Timbaland. Scream is the result of their genre-defying sessions.

Cornell and Timbaland are set to kick off a string of eight live shows on October 17th to support the project. Scream will be performed in its entirety to mimic the experience of listening to the LP from start to fini...

Slideshow: Sexy Rock Stars Over Age 40

8/11/2008 8:54am EDT
They rock, they're hot, and they bring it - whether it's through their guitar, their vocal chords or other body parts (yummy!). These guys are over 40 and still they make fans quiver when they get on stage. Check out our photo slideshow of sexy middle aged rockers:

Jon Bon Jovi

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Anthony Kiedis

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Chris Cornell

Soundgarden, Audioslave



Fiction Plane Q&A

7/21/2008 12:59pm EDT
Fiction Plane
The band talks about Santa's Boyfriend, living in the shadow of Sting, and a little bit of politics. The members of Fiction Plane took time before their Kansas City show to talk.

Along with Snoop Dogg, they are supporting 311 on the 2008 Unity Tour. Drummer Pete Wilhoit, singer/bassist Joe Sumner, and guitarist Seton Daunt are enjoying a laid back summer of touring after their opening slot for the Police ended in April.

So, I've read that Nirvana had a big impact on you guys.

Joe: Yes.

Pete: I was already in a band by the time Nirvana was already going but they were s...

Five Must-See Concerts Before You Die

7/14/2008 10:09am EDT
Led Zeppelin
Picture this scenario: you're on your deathbed, all of your finances are in order and amends have been made in every single one of your personal relationships. Something is wrong though; something keeps persistently gnawing at your emotions of regret until you realize that, as a fan of Rock and Roll, there were too many missed opportunities throughout your life. Too many nights, watching concerts from the latest fad, instead of seeing the true greats of arena history. If only you could go back in time, perhaps forgo that night wasted on The Spin Doctors and trade that experience for a night...

Eddie Vedder Embarks on Second Leg of Solo Tour

7/2/2008 5:56pm EDT
Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder will embark on a month-long solo tour beginning August 1st in Boston and ending August 22nd in Chicago with select dates in Canada. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday, July 11, 2008 through or at Ticketmaster outlets.

The base ticket price for all shows is $75 plus additional venue, service and handling fees. There is a four-ticket limit for the public on sale.

A special, limited ticket pre-sale for current active members of Pearl Jam's Ten Club will begin at 9 am PDT on July, 7, 2008 and run through 5 pm PDT on July 9, 2008 ...

Kaki King Tours In Support of March 11 Release, 'Dreaming Of Revenge'

2/3/2008 10:30am EST
Kaki King
Kaki King returns with her fourth album after her contributions to Foo Fighters and Tegan & Sara's latest albums, and having been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Into The Wild together with Eddie Vedder.

Dreaming Of Revenge showcases Kaki King's desire to branch out with songs that feature electric and pedal-steel guitar, horns, and, for the first time, vocals. Produced by Malcolm Burn, a Grammy-Award winning musician and producer who is known for his work with Daniel Lanois, Peter Gabriel, and Emmylou Harris, Dreaming Of Revenge allows us to witness her evolution from acoustic...

Supersuckers Announce New Album Details And Confirm Jan./Feb. Tour Dates

1/20/2008 9:00am EST
Supersuckers kick off 2008 with announcing details of their new full-length album and adding more live dates. Singer, Eddie Spaghetti, will perform a special solo set backed by Jordan Shapiro on these dates and the full Supersuckers band will join them starting on January 24, 2008 in Hillside, IL.

The band is currently finishing their new album (to be released later in Spring 2008 on their label, Mid-Fi Recordings) and will be previewing new songs as well as performing their classics.

Currently untitled, the new album will, be the band's first full length recording since 2003's "...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 23

12/23/2007 3:00am EST
Eddie Vedder
Happy Birthday to "Planet of the Apes" actress/model Estella Warren (1978), Canadian singer Esthero (1978), 80s teen heartthrob Corey Haim (1971), Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (1964), southern singer Victoria Williams (1958), Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray (1956), King Crimson guitarist/music producer Adrian Belew (1949), soap-opera actress Susan Lucci (1947), U.S. General Wesley Clark (1944), Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer (1943), musician/songwriter Tim Hardin (1941; d. 1980), and Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (1940).

Neil Young Album: Chrome Dreams II Set for October 23rd Release

10/16/2007 4:31pm EDT
Neil Young
The legendary Neil Young is back with a new reord, Chrome Dreams II, out October 23rd.

You can preview FOUR FULL SONGS from the new record on Neil's offical Youtube site:

Dirty Old Man | The Believer | The Way | Spirit Road

Neil Young will begin a North American tour on October 18th in Boise, Idaho, two days after the release of his new extraordinary album Chrome Dreams II on Reprise Records. Concerts continue until December 13th in New York, including two nights at the historic Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada, the site of early legendary shows by the acclaimed singer-songw...

Two Powerfully Charged Films About The Who Come To DVD Nov. 6

10/15/2007 2:39pm EDT
The Who
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who and Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones, two exhilarating feature-length films about one of the seminal and most influential rock bands in history, produced by Spitfire Pictures in association with Trinifold Management, will be released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on DVD on November 6, 2007.

Marking 40 years since The Who's first U.S. appearance in North America, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who made its worldwide debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2007.

Spanning over four decades, Amazing Journey:...

'Runnin' Down A Dream' Chronicles The Early Years Of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

10/11/2007 8:04pm EDT
The remarkable early years of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and all that would follow are at the center of a new documentary by legendary director Peter Boganovich (The Last Picture Show) entitled Runnin' Down A Dream.

The film focuses not only on the Heartbreakers' inspiring ride to the top but the story of what they did when they got there, as artists, as a band and as people. Bogdanovich's film explores many of the underlying reasons for the band's unmatched capacity not only to endure but to thrive. Gritty, exuberant, infectious: Runnin' Down A Dream tells the Heartbreakers' stor...