Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017 announced

Back in October, the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced. The lengthy list mostly included first-time nominees and others who have been nominated for the honor before. On Tuesday (Dec. 20), the official list for the class of 2017 was announced. Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, and Chic’s Nile Rodgers will be inducted into the Ohio-based museum in the spring of 2017.

Rodgers will receive the prestigious ‘Award For Musical Excellence’ while, sadly, this will mark the 11th time Chic has been snubbed for the honor. “It’s sort of bittersweet. I’m quite flattered that they believed that I was worthy, but my band Chic didn’t win,” Rodgers said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “They plucked me out of the band and said, ‘You’re better than Chic.’ That’s wacky to me. I am flattered and I think it’s cool, but I feel like somebody put me in the lifeboat and told my family they can’t get in.”

In a stunning twist, this year marked the first time inductees Tupac and Pearl Jam were eligible to be nominated for the honor. In order to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a nominee’s first recording (or debut album) must have been released at least 25 years ago. The inductees beat out the likes of Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, The Cars, Jane’s Addition, and more. The inductees were selected by more than 900 voters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which includes artists, historians and music industry professionals.

For the past five years, fans have been able to cast their vote with the “fan ballot.” Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, and Yes won the fan ballot this year alongside The Cars.

The 32nd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to take place on April 7, 2017 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Like past years the ceremony will air on HBO at a later date. Ticket details will be announced in January.

Activision Release New Guitar Hero Live Song Titles

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Now that everyone knows Guitar Hero Live will be heading our way in the Fall (no official release date), the people behind the video game, Activision, have been revealing the titles and artists to be featured on the new installation of the guitar-centric game.

Today, a new wave of song titles which includes tracks from Chevelle, Rise Against, A Day to Remember, and more were released. Those newly added songs can been seen below in bold while the previously released tracks are listed below that.

GUITAR HERO LIVE TRACK LIST (Wave 3):

Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Tenacious D – “Tribute”
Beartooth – “I Have A Problem”
Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”
Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time”
Soundgarden – “Been Away Too Long”
Anthrax – “Got The Time”
Architects – “Gravedigger”
Chevelle – “The Clincher”
A Day To Remember – “Right Back At It Again”

Royal Blood – “Little Monster”
Marilyn Manson – “Disposable Teens”
Killswitch Engage – “In Due Time”
Marmozets – “Move Shake Hide”
Of Mice & Men – “Bones Exposed”
Deftones – “Diamond Eyes”
Vista Chino – “Sweet Remain”
Bring Me the Horizon – “Shadow Moses”
Mastodon – “High Road”
Trivium – “Strife”
The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling”
Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Gary Clark, Jr. – “Don’t Owe You A Thang”
Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
The Killers – “When You Were Young”
The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
Pierce The Veil – “King For A Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
The Rolling Stones – “Paint It Black”
Skrillex – “Bangarang”
The War On Drugs – “Under The Pressure”
Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
Judas Priest – “Breaking The Law”
Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
System of A Down – “Chop Suey!”
Alter Bridge – “Cry Of Achilles”
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
Broken Bells – “Leave It Alone”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”
The Pretty Reckless – “Going To Hell”

Pearl Jam Cover ‘Frozen’ Track at Recent Gig

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Just when you thought you have heard every single cover of “Let it Go” from the hit Disney animated film, you really haven’t. This weekend a new cover of the infectious and quickly-becoming-annoying track was released onto the internet and the people behind the cover of the song might shock you; Pearl Jam.

Yes, the Eddie Vedder-fronted band played a portion of the award-winning song as an extended version of their song, “Daughters” during a gig at Stadio San Siro in Milan, Italy this past Friday. Watch the fan shot video below.

Frozen is currently hitting the high waves and breaking records for the Disney company, while parents are still shelling out thousands for merchandise.

As for Pearl Jam, the band are scheduled to perform at this year’s Austin City Limits festival alongside Eminem, OutKast, Belle & Sebastian, The Replacement, Calvin Harris and many more.

Austin City Limits 2014 Line-up Revealed

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Outkast can now add another music festival to their schedule, The Austin City Limits Music Festival which is set to take place in October. 

The line-up for the yearly festival which will be celebrating its 13th was unveiled earlier today with headliners Outkast, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris.

Organizers also announced the diverse list of performers that will also be making up the bill such as Lana Del Rey, Foster The People, The Replacements, Major Lazer, The Avett Brothers, Spoon, The Head and the Heart, Belle & Sebastian, Lorde (only performing on weekend two), Zedd, CHVRCHES, Juanes, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop, Paolo Nutini, Sam Smith, KONGOS, Temples, Ana Tijoux, Hozier, MØ, Zoé, Interpol, AFI, CHVRCHES and the Gaslight Anthem.

The full list of artists to make up the bill can be seen below on the festival’s official flyer below. 

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The 13th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to take place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas for two weekends; Oct. 3-5 for weekend one and Oct. 10-12 for weekend two. 

For those interested in going, three-passes go on sale beginning today at 10 a.m. central time on the festival’s official website.  

Fan Gets Broken Nose During Pearl Jam/Arcade Fire Game

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What happens when two of the world’s biggest band come together for a pick-up basketball game? Apparently, someone comes out losing with a broken nose.

During this weekend’s Auckland installment of the Big Day Out Festival, Pearl Jam fan Sherif Hassan revealed that during a particularly aggressive game of pick-up basketball, he suffered a broken nose. According to him, it was the last play of the game which included Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament.

In an interview with Triple J radio, Hassan explained what happened during that game.

“[Jeff Ament’s] aggressive, I’ll tell you that much. He broke my nose.” He added “it was actually the last play of the game. All I heard was Win [Butler] going off about how the rules are rubbish down here, and throwing balls around and chucking a bit of a hissy fit.”

But it looks like the broken nose might have been just fine for Hassan who got an impressive consolation prize thanks to his injury. He got to go backstage at the festival and meet Lorde, Major Lazer, Mac Miller and even got a shout out from Eddie Vedder.

But then again, Butler has a rough history with basketball and that should have been warning enough.

Voodoo Festival Line-Up Revealed

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New Orleans’ famed Voodoo Experience has officially released the full line-up for this year’s three-day festival.

Fans of the festival were already aware the Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam would be headlining this year’s festivities after organizers revealed the first 15 acts making up this year’s line-up in honor of the festival’s 15th anniversary (which is this year if you didn’t catch the drift).

Originally,  Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Calvin Harris, Desaparecidos, The Gaslight Anthem, Boys Noize, Afrojack, Alkaline Trio,Cults, Big Gigantic, and Robert DeLong would be joining NIN and Pearl Jam, but now,  Dr. John, George Porter Jr., Matt & Kim, Cults, Beats Antique, Rudimental, Reignwolf, Anamanaguchi, Allen Stone, SAVOY, New Found Glory, Dirty South, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Shovels & Rope, Hockey, LP, Moon Taxi, ZZ Ward, Those Darlins, Ruby Amanfu and more will be rounding out the line-up.

The festival will take place during Halloween weekend, aka November 1st – 3rd, at New Orleans’ City Park. Tickets are currently on sale, so if you’re feeling the line-up head on over and get yours soon at the festival’s website.

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Pearl Jam to Release New Album in October

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Yesterday, Pearl Jam revealed that they will be releasing a brand new album titled, Lightning Bolt. This album will be the first that the band as released since 2009’s Backspacer.

The band announced the news through their website which not only revealed the name of the album, but also the first single from it, “Mind Your Manners.” Fans of the band could actually start pre-ordering the album, which isn’t due to hit shelves until October 15 through their website as well (if you want, you can check that out here).

This announcement should not come as much of a surprise to die-hard fans, because back in May, guitarist Mike McCready teased that a new album was currently in the works. While being interviewed during the “Bob & Groz Radio Show,” the guitarist said the following, “I’ve been told by the powers that be I can’t say anything yet because we are just mixing it right now.” He followed it up with, “[The powers that be] are basically the five of us and our manager, we sit down and talk about — honestly, we don’t have a date for it yet.”

This new bit of information just added tot he news they had released a few days before which included word that they would be heading out on a North American tour staring in mid-October.

For now, you ca listen to “Mind Your Manners” and tel us what you think about Pearl Jam’s return from their longest drought to date.