Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Rolling Stone's web site (which is where this photo comes from) reports that Eddie Vedder is contributing a new song, "No More," to Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran. the soundtrack to Body of War, a documentary about a paralyzed twenty-six-year-old veteran Tomas Young, who served in Iraq for less than a week before he was shot and severely injured, and his subsequent crusade to question the war (money from the soundtrack to Iraq Veterans Against the War).The version on the album will be one that Eddie recorded with the great Ben Harper at Lollapalooza last summer. There's a live version of this song available as a bonus track on the iTunes version of Eddie's Into The Wild soundtrack, but Ben isn't (singing) on that version. As I previously mentioned, he's also doing a song for an upcoming documentary based on Howard Zinn's A People's History Of The United States.

Meanwhile, the other members of Pearl Jam (including touring keyboardist Boom Gaspar) recorded "Barack Around The Clock" (with Stone Gossard on lead vocals) and posted it to their web site. It was up earlier today, but has since come down, they probably didn't have the publishing rights to post it, even for free (as it was to the tune of the early rock and roll classic "Rock Around The Clock.")

With all this stuff going on (plus the fact that Stone is going to be doing a Brad album this year), I was glad to find out that they're going to be playing Bonnaroo this summer.

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