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August 9, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Want to see Pearl Jam's only non-festival show this year? Montana Sen. Jon Tester has you covered. The Democrat, who is in a tough reelection battle against Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg this fall, is offering 100 tickets to the sold-out Sept. 30 show in Missoula. Tickets were $250 a pop on the senator's campaign website, www.jontester.com , Thursday. Turns out Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is a fellow native of Big Sandy, where Tester has his family farm, and is a longtime friend of the senator's family, the campaign said.
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November 24, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Here's something that doesn't happen often in a musical climate overrun with less hearty breeds. A God's honest arena rock band, Pearl Jam, gigging a sold-out concert in an actual arena and illustrating  the ways in which a perfectly healthy beast can thrive in its natural habitat.  Appearing at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Saturday for the first of two nights in support of its heavy, confident new album, "Lightning Bolt," the five-piece Seattle...
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November 21, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
“Did you see Maroon 5 on 'Saturday Night Live'?” Jeff Ament asked the other day. The Pearl Jam bassist wasn't looking for an opinion on Maroon 5's performance last weekend; instead, he was sharing his incredulity over the L.A. group's all-orange wardrobe - the same look Ament has been going for in RNDM , his new power trio with singer-guitarist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. “I wouldn't have cared if they were good,” he went on. “But the song [wasn't good].” Ament can rest easy: Beyond that shared color choice, RNDM stands little chance of being confused with Maroon 5. On “Acts,” its recently released debut, the band rockets through a dozen leanly propulsive art-rock cuts full of sharp grooves and the atmospheric vocals Arthur has honed over the course of his acclaimed solo career.
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November 21, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
“Did you see Maroon 5 on 'Saturday Night Live'?” Jeff Ament asked the other day. The Pearl Jam bassist wasn't looking for an opinion on Maroon 5's performance last weekend; instead, he was sharing his incredulity over the L.A. group's all-orange wardrobe - the same look Ament has been going for in RNDM , his new power trio with singer-guitarist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. “I wouldn't have cared if they were good,” he went on. “But the song [wasn't good].” Ament can rest easy: Beyond that shared color choice, RNDM stands little chance of being confused with Maroon 5. On “Acts,” its recently released debut, the band rockets through a dozen leanly propulsive art-rock cuts full of sharp grooves and the atmospheric vocals Arthur has honed over the course of his acclaimed solo career.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011 | KENNETH TURAN, FILM CRITIC
Rock documentaries made by fans of the band fall into two categories: They either exclude nonbelievers or draw them into the fold. "Pearl Jam Twenty" starts out exclusionary but opens the gates before it's through. Writer-director Cameron Crowe, whose idea it was to examine the celebrated Seattle-based band in time for its 20th anniversary, is no ordinary fan. His films include "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," and he has the Matt Damon-starring "We Bought a Zoo" due for December release.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Here's something that doesn't happen often in a musical climate overrun with less hearty breeds. A God's honest arena rock band, Pearl Jam, gigging a sold-out concert in an actual arena and illustrating  the ways in which a perfectly healthy beast can thrive in its natural habitat.  Appearing at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Saturday for the first of two nights in support of its heavy, confident new album, "Lightning Bolt," the five-piece Seattle...
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June 7, 1996 | SARA SCRIBNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie Vedder's struggles with fame have been well chronicled, but what do the other members of Pearl Jam do when success overwhelms them? Bassist Jeff Ament resorted to a mental trick. "For a while I was wearing a rubber band around my wrist," he says. "Whenever I would find myself speculating too much about what was going to happen, worrying about the future, I would snap the rubber band and say, 'Right now!' The rubber band reminded me that I should be living for the moment."
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August 20, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Cadillac Tramps, last week was one of Shakespearean proportions: first a comedy of errors, then all's well that ends well. At some point in the middle of it, the road-weary band must have thought about trading its kingdom--or it least its much-abused 1985 Dodge Ram touring van--for a Lear jet. The unlikely series of events began to unfold on Aug.
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May 1, 1994 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
It's eight days after the suicide of Kurt Cobain was discovered and Eddie Vedder's voice still trembles as he tries to put into words his confusion and sadness. "When I first found out, I was in a hotel room in Washington, D.C., and I just tore the place to shreds," says the brooding lead singer of Pearl Jam and the artist whose impact on a new generation of rock fans has been most often compared to Cobain's. "Then I just kind of sat in the rubble, which somehow felt right . . .
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October 13, 1991
THE LAST WORD: Our Euphemism of the Month goes to the Seattle band Pearl Jam. According to a history of the group just penned by bassist Jeff Ament, the end of Pearl Jam's forerunner Mother Love Bone came about when singer Andrew Wood "left to go do his solo album." That's a unique way of saying that Wood had died of a drug overdose in April, 1990.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Want to see Pearl Jam's only non-festival show this year? Montana Sen. Jon Tester has you covered. The Democrat, who is in a tough reelection battle against Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg this fall, is offering 100 tickets to the sold-out Sept. 30 show in Missoula. Tickets were $250 a pop on the senator's campaign website, www.jontester.com , Thursday. Turns out Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is a fellow native of Big Sandy, where Tester has his family farm, and is a longtime friend of the senator's family, the campaign said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011 | KENNETH TURAN, FILM CRITIC
Rock documentaries made by fans of the band fall into two categories: They either exclude nonbelievers or draw them into the fold. "Pearl Jam Twenty" starts out exclusionary but opens the gates before it's through. Writer-director Cameron Crowe, whose idea it was to examine the celebrated Seattle-based band in time for its 20th anniversary, is no ordinary fan. His films include "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," and he has the Matt Damon-starring "We Bought a Zoo" due for December release.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1996 | SARA SCRIBNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie Vedder's struggles with fame have been well chronicled, but what do the other members of Pearl Jam do when success overwhelms them? Bassist Jeff Ament resorted to a mental trick. "For a while I was wearing a rubber band around my wrist," he says. "Whenever I would find myself speculating too much about what was going to happen, worrying about the future, I would snap the rubber band and say, 'Right now!' The rubber band reminded me that I should be living for the moment."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Cadillac Tramps, last week was one of Shakespearean proportions: first a comedy of errors, then all's well that ends well. At some point in the middle of it, the road-weary band must have thought about trading its kingdom--or it least its much-abused 1985 Dodge Ram touring van--for a Lear jet. The unlikely series of events began to unfold on Aug.
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