Jeff Ament

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    The Ten Best Grunge Bands

    A couple of weeks ago, Pearl Jam played the American Airlines Center and rocked the hell out of the place. But after all of these years, can anyone still call Pearl Jam a grunge band? As someone who was in college when the grunge sound came wallowing out of Seattle, I can attest to the greatest of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    How Midlake Retained Their Identity as a Band When They Lost a Lead Singer

    Eric Pulido sounds excited and apprehensive at the same time. His band, Midlake, is about to open some high-profile shows for Pearl Jam (including one last week at American Airlines Center) and there is also a new Midlake album, Antiphon, that hit streets a few weeks back. But it is the band's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    20 Years Later: The 15 Best Albums of 1991

    ​In last week's edition of our regular feature, The Conversation, Pete Freedman and Daniel Hopkins debated on whether 1991 or 1994 was the greatest music year of the '90s. It was an interesting read for sure. And, since this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of both Nevermind and The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Listomania: Ranking the 10 Best Seattle Grunge Bands of the '90s

    ​On December 31, 2009, when Chris Cornell tweeted that the "Knights of the Soundtable" would "ride again," fans assumed 2010 would become known as the year of Soundgarden, finding the '90s grunge legends reforming and regaining their once dominant form. Disappointingly, they were only half right; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Listomania: Top Five Lead Singer Switcheroos

    Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?​In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Today in Music News: Jeff Ament Is Still Alive, Kanye Blogs Against Twimposters, Stringer Bell Gets Musical

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, May 14, 2009... Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and another employee of the band were attacked outside of a recording studio in Atlanta. I guess this ruins their chances of ever recording in Detroit. When Kanye blogs, people listen. After railing ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Rodman and Vedder, Together Again

    Maybe you've heard stories about the time Dennis Rodman "sat in" with Pearl Jam during a Dallas show in 1998. Yeah -- it really happened on July 5 of that year at Reunion Arena, if I have my dates and arenas right. Two years before he signed on as a Dallas Maverick, Rodman joined the band for some 4 ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 12, 2001

    The Man Who

    Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys

  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Un-rock Star

    Fired Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese seeks life after fame in North Texas