SOUNDGARDEN's upcoming appearance on the PBS concert program "Live From The Artist's Den" will premiere in July. Although an exact broadcast date has not been set, a teaser for the show's sixth season indicates that a slew of new concerts from SOUNDGARDEN, MUMFORD & SONS, THE KILLERS and others will all make their debut that month. A crew from the Emmy-nominated series filmed SOUNDGARDEN's February 17 concert at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, the last gig of a three-night stand there, with that night's set featuring 28 songs from all eras of the band's career.
The band will begin a new leg of North American tour dates this Friday in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Tom Morello will be paying tribute to someone he calls a "war hero turned peace hero" next month.
The Rage Against the Machine guitarist is set to headline the musical portion of "A Tribute to Tomas Young," May 19 in Kansas City at an event celebrating the life of the Iraq war vet who was paralyzed from the chest down less than one week after he was deployed back in 2004.
Young has since become an anti-war activist, and he recently announced plans to end his life in May by removing the feeding tube that's been keeping him alive since November.
Morello says Young is an "inspiration," adding that his voice "thunders louder for peace and justice than one-thousand exploding drones.”
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard spoke with Seattle music website Guerrilla Candy and revealed that the band's new studio album is almost finished.
Gossard told the site, "It's almost done and as far as what it sounds like, it sounds like Pearl Jam. You're going to hear some rock songs and you're going to hear some quiet songs and you'll hear some song in between. That's all I can really say about it because we aren't talking about it yet, so it doesn't make much sense for me to say anything."