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July 11, 2013 | By August Brown
Four years after its 2009 album, "Backspacer," Pearl Jam is ready for a follow-up. The quintet today announced its new full-length studio album , "Lightning Bolt. " The album is scheduled for an Oct. 18 release on Monkeywrench Records/Universal Republic. "Backspacer" collaboratior Brendan O'Brien returned to produce "Lightning Bolt," and its first single,  "Mind Your Manners," is being released today at digital outlets. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts The double-time, punky tune,  which recalls a lot of the classic hard core that preceded and influenced the band's '90s heyday, suggests that Pearl Jam isn't remotely close to mellowing (well, except when Eddie Vedder picks up his ukulele)
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November 25, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
A toast to Imagine Dragons for snagging the award for alternative artist at the American Music Awards. The band's rendition of "Demons" at the annual show, best described as a combo dubstep-rock-Blue Man Group tribute, was truly alternative -- part Nickelback, part Vegas spectacle. The entertainment and the song suggested a brand of rebellion akin to ordering a McRib at McDonald's instead of a Big Mac. Their gig during Sunday night's broadcast of the worst music award ceremony of the year -- no small feat -- offered ample evidence.
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October 23, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
"Lightning Bolt" has powered Pearl Jam to the top of the chart. The latest album by the veteran band -- which The Times' Chris Barton recently described as "an efficient machine of solid but safely nostalgic rock" -- enters the Billboard 200 this week at No. 1, reflecting sales of 166,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Pearl Jam's second consecutive chart-topper (following "Backspacer" in 2009) and fifth overall, though the album's "launch is the smallest debut frame for any of Pearl Jam's studio releases," wrote Billboard's Keith Caulfield . PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times "Still, it's the largest debut week for any rock album since last November," Caulfield added, when Phillip Phillips sold 169,000 copies of "The World From the Side of the Moon.
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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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September 26, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Pearl Jam, as with all musical acts in 2013, knows that creating buzz around a new project requires a constant churn of fresh content: songs to stream, videos to watch, smartphone apps to amuse oneself with while one waits in line at Whole Foods. But leave it to these grizzled alt-rock iconoclasts to remake the lowly informercial as a thing of almost-value. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat Working with A-list rock photographer Danny Clinch, Pearl Jam has put together what it's calling a "short film" about "Lightning Bolt," a new studio disc due Oct. 15. And it's kind of compelling!
NEWS
July 5, 1996 | Associated Press
A lightning bolt struck seven people, seriously injuring one man, minutes after lifeguards began clearing the beach because of a severe thunderstorm. Beth Harmon and her husband, Donnie, were scurrying up the beach when the bolt knocked them down Wednesday. The lightning stopped her 43-year-old husband's heart, Beth Harmon said, but doctors revived him. He was listed in guarded condition Thursday. Five other people were treated at the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2007
"The Lightning Thief" Rick Riordan Perseus (Percy) Jackson finds out he's a half-blood, which means he's half-human and half-god. His mother sends him to a camp named Camp Half-Blood. There he trains as a warrior. Percy's father is a god too. At camp, his father (Poseidon, the Sea God) claims Percy as his son. Little does Percy know that soon he will go on a heart-bending quest to find Zeus' master lightning bolt.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lightning killed two Boy Scouts and injured a third as they huddled under a tree on a camping trip in the Uinta National Forest in northeast Utah, officials said. The lightning bolt struck a pine tree that members of Boy Scout Troop 329 from Brigham City, Utah, were huddled under during a storm, the Scouts told authorities.
NATIONAL
December 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Nearly a year after the Sago Mine disaster that killed 12, state investigators have concluded that the mine explosion was caused by a lightning bolt that ignited methane gas underground, a union official said. The mine's owner, International Coal Group Inc., has argued since March that lightning was to blame for the Jan. 2 blast, a theory that critics of the company have disputed.
SPORTS
September 27, 1991
A lightning bolt hit a light standard at Westminster High Thursday night, darkening the stadium and forcing the postponement of Westminster's nonleague football game against Anaheim Servite. The strike occurred on the visitors' side of the field 30 minutes before kickoff. Referee Jim Patterson called the game immediately as players, coaches, cheerleaders and boosters ran for cover to two nearby locker rooms. There were no injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
"Lightning Bolt" has powered Pearl Jam to the top of the chart. The latest album by the veteran band -- which The Times' Chris Barton recently described as "an efficient machine of solid but safely nostalgic rock" -- enters the Billboard 200 this week at No. 1, reflecting sales of 166,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Pearl Jam's second consecutive chart-topper (following "Backspacer" in 2009) and fifth overall, though the album's "launch is the smallest debut frame for any of Pearl Jam's studio releases," wrote Billboard's Keith Caulfield . PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times "Still, it's the largest debut week for any rock album since last November," Caulfield added, when Phillip Phillips sold 169,000 copies of "The World From the Side of the Moon.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Pearl Jam, as with all musical acts in 2013, knows that creating buzz around a new project requires a constant churn of fresh content: songs to stream, videos to watch, smartphone apps to amuse oneself with while one waits in line at Whole Foods. But leave it to these grizzled alt-rock iconoclasts to remake the lowly informercial as a thing of almost-value. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat Working with A-list rock photographer Danny Clinch, Pearl Jam has put together what it's calling a "short film" about "Lightning Bolt," a new studio disc due Oct. 15. And it's kind of compelling!
SPORTS
August 12, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Usain Bolt actually needed encouragement from the crowd to strike his famous "lightning bolt" pose after reclaiming the 100-meter world title on Sunday. Maybe that's because the usually ebullient Jamaican runner has found a new gimmick. An incredible photo has surfaced, showing a bolt of lightning striking overhead at the IAAF world championships in Moscow just after Bolt crossed the finish line in 9.77 seconds, well ahead of American runner-up Justin Gatlin (9.85). The race took place in a heavy downpour, which led to a slow start by Bolt, the two-time reigning Olympic champion and world record holder in the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By August Brown
Four years after its 2009 album, "Backspacer," Pearl Jam is ready for a follow-up. The quintet today announced its new full-length studio album , "Lightning Bolt. " The album is scheduled for an Oct. 18 release on Monkeywrench Records/Universal Republic. "Backspacer" collaboratior Brendan O'Brien returned to produce "Lightning Bolt," and its first single,  "Mind Your Manners," is being released today at digital outlets. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts The double-time, punky tune,  which recalls a lot of the classic hard core that preceded and influenced the band's '90s heyday, suggests that Pearl Jam isn't remotely close to mellowing (well, except when Eddie Vedder picks up his ukulele)
SPORTS
August 11, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
LONDO  - If Usain Bolt was already a legend after completing his second consecutive Olympic sprint double during these London Games, what exalted status has he reached now after running an astonishingly fast anchor leg to help Jamaica set a world record and win the 400-meter relay? The final race on the Olympic Stadium track added to the legend that is Bolt. He was a blur Saturday as he took the baton from Yohan Blake and flew to the finish line, bringing it home in 36.84 seconds.
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June 19, 2011 | By Nicole Borgenicht
Churbin, a tall jet-black stallion stood by the fence and whinnied. He had gotten his name from a little girl called Sally. She thought he looked like a cherub. Her dad said, " 'Churbin' sounds masculine. That's what we'll name him!" But now, Churbin was alone. He circled the corral, whinnied, listened and waited. He had not eaten in days and he felt like crying. During that last week, every night after dinner, Sally sat on the corral fence talking to Churbin and feeding him carrots.
NEWS
October 3, 1987 | United Press International
More than 100 townspeople began rebuilding Nantucket Island's oldest home Friday after a lightning bolt shattered the chimney and blew off part of the 301-year-old building's roof, officials said. Lightning struck the chimney of the Jethro Coffin House on Thursday, scattering bricks more than 100 yards away.
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March 21, 1988 | Associated Press
A lightning bolt struck the minaret of a vacant mosque Sunday and sent it toppling onto the home of the building's caretaker, killing one woman and seriously wounding a child, police said. A police spokeswoman said the mosque, which was abandoned during the 1948 Middle East War and now sits in an exclusively Jewish suburb of Tel Aviv, looked run-down and was badly battered during heavy winter rains.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2010 | By Jennifer James
Boston, 1711. It was the middle of the night. A terrible fork of lightning illuminated the small room and moments later deafening thunder boomed. Five-year-old Ben's brothers and sisters ran for cover. But Ben didn't run. He gazed at the sky in fascination. Off in the distance, lightning had struck a house. Josiah, Ben's father, came into the room and saw the house burning. He said solemnly. "It is the will of God." "Our neighbors house is burning and it is the will of God, father?
SPORTS
February 21, 2010 | By Steve Lowery
In its nearly 50 years, St. Michael's Abbey in south Orange County has welcomed scores of men who believe they were called to the priesthood. Most often they are young men who've prepared for this much of their academic lives. Occasionally, they are professionals who've chosen St. Michael's path that leads away from the world -- what adherents call "the hidden life" -- over the pleasure and glamour of their own lives. "There have been lawyers and academics," said St. Michael's Father Ambrose Criste.
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