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25 Years Ago Today, Pearl Jam Delivered the Greatest ‘MTV Unplugged’ Ever

Pearl Jam circa 1992 was like a rocket ship blasting towards the sky as they went from clubs in Seattle to stadiums around the world faster than a verse on "Even Flow." So when they arrived for a stripped down performance on MTV's Unplugged series, armed with tunes from their stellar debut Ten and a couple of others floating around in their live repertoire, they burned the house down in the... ...

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Greensky Bluegrass: The Modern String Quintet

“We’re not super bluegrass people,” says Anders Beck, dobro master for Greensky Bluegrass. “We’re a rock-and-roll band—we just happen to do it on bluegrass instruments.” Beck is calling from Nashville the afternoon after the group was forced to cancel a show in St. Louis and hightail it to Music City as the highways closed behind them due to an impending Midwest ice storm. It... ...

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Phish Release Select Tracks From Ben & Jerry’s Launch Show in 1997

To mark the 20th anniversary of Phish's very own ice cream flavor Phish Food from Ben & Jerry's, the band released select tracks from their launch show at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, VT. The show marked their final Burlington performance to date, although the group did play Winnoski and Coventry, VT in 2004 as well as a stop at Essex Junction in 2011. Among the tracks featured are an... ...

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“Troy Anastasio”?

Trey Anastasio took in some boxing over the weekend at Madison Square Garden and the announcer was clearly fed some bad information as he dropped a "Troy" instead of Trey. It's an understandable mistake, particularly given the gravity of the event, but still makes for a humorous moment in television. Watch below (via Live for Live Music). ...

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Eddie Vedder and Former Pearl Jam Drummer Jack Irons Reunite to Cover Pink Floyd

Former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons reunited with his old bandmate Eddie Vedder at Key Arena in the singer's native Seattle as Irons is opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers on their Getaway tour. Irons welcomed Vedder on stage to lead vocals on Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," which you can watch below as Irons plays a one-man-band type show with the accompaniment of Vedder's... ...

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Legendary Guitarist Chuck Berry Passes Away at 90

Legendary guitarist and musician Chuck Berry is reportedly dead at the age of 90. St. Charles County Police Department posted a notice on Facebook that detailed a call they received at approximately 12:40 PM today. "First responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques," the note read. Berry was identified and pronounced dead at 1:26 PM. Chuck Berry... ...

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A Drummer Soundtracking the Famed “Pepe Silvia” Scene from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ is Incredible

Drummer David Dockery spliced together a live soundtrack of one of the greatest and most memorable scenes in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and it's one of the cooler things you'll see today. While Charlie is struggling with his illiteracy working in a mailroom, he gets wrapped up in his own conspiracy theory that "Pepe Silvia" (really just mail sent to Pennsylvania) and "Carol from HR"... ...

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Mushroom: Psychedelic Soul on Wax

West Coast psychedelic-soul collective Mushroom provides porn-funking musical accompaniment to Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver’s 1971 denunciation of acid guru Timothy Leary on the 18-minute title track of Psychedelic Soul on Wax . A musical coda to Mushroom drummer Pat Thomas’ book Listen, Whitey!: The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975, this potent head trip of a vinyl/digital album... ...

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