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June 30, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rock 'n' roll returns to Capitol Hill today, but this time it's not over record labeling. Instead, the House Government Operations subcommittee will convene to hear testimony about how the $1-billion concert industry operates in the United States. The hearing follows a complaint filed by the best-selling band in the U.S., Pearl Jam, against Ticketmaster, the largest ticket company in the business.
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August 10, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
Pearl Jam is alarmed that an AT&T concert website pulled the plug on their stage politics, but an official with the communications giant called the incident "a major, major mistake" that runs counter to the company's policy. The Seattle rock band closed the three-day Lollapolooza Festival in Chicago last weekend, with AT&T's Blue Room handling the live webcast.
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June 8, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is perhaps the biggest pop concert summer ever: Streisand, the Eagles, Pink Floyd, the 25th anniversary of Woodstock, "Lollapalooza." But missing from the roster is America's biggest-selling band, Pearl Jam. The reason behind the Seattle quintet's MIA status is the talk of the pop music business from coast to coast. It was just over a week ago when the news broke that Pearl Jam had filed a complaint on May 6 with the U.S.
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April 13, 2007 | Randy Lewis
Pearl Jam will play what is scheduled to be the band's only U.S. concert of the year in August, topping a bill of more than 120 acts at Lollapalooza 2007, festival officials announced Thursday. The event will take place Aug. 3 to 5, once again in Chicago's Grant Park. Info: www.lollapalooza.com.
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June 14, 1995 | CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pearl Jam may have canceled its upcoming Del Mar concerts, but the band vows to play in Southern California this fall--even if that means abandoning its Ticketmaster boycott. "After this tour, we are going to reassess everything," Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis said Tuesday. "It took us a whole year to plan [these summer dates], and we're not going to go through that again. "We did want to make a point on how difficult it is to tour without Ticketmaster, and we made the point.
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June 26, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Pearl Jam, the nation's most popular rock group, abruptly canceled its U.S. tour Saturday, moments after a concert here during which singer Eddie Vedder left the stage ill. After singing seven songs with the intensity that has made him one of the most commanding rock performers in years, Vedder stunned the crowd of 50,000 at Golden Gate Park by announcing that he couldn't continue with the performance.
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June 8, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As part of its investigation into anti-competitive practices in the ticket distribution industry, the Justice Department has demanded that Ticketmaster turn over documents related to the probe. The Times learned Tuesday that the Los Angeles-based ticket agency was served late last week with a "civil investigative demand"--the equivalent of a subpoena--requiring it to turn over contracts and other pertinent records.
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September 27, 2000 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Call it the ultimate fan's ultimate dream, or a bootlegger's nightmare, but Pearl Jam has just released 25--yes, 25!--live albums. It's the latest example of how the Internet is reshaping pop music--a move that probably would have been inconceivable without the distribution capabilities provided online. The new albums are all two-disc affairs, each one a complete concert from Pearl Jam's summer tour of Europe.
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June 28, 1995
Pearl Jam has changed its mind again. The popular Seattle rock band, which canceled the remainder of its on-again, off-again tour Sunday night, on Tuesday rescheduled what were to have been the last three concerts on the tour. The band now says it will perform shows in Milwaukee on July 8-9 and in Chicago on July 10.
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April 13, 2007 | Randy Lewis
Pearl Jam will play what is scheduled to be the band's only U.S. concert of the year in August, topping a bill of more than 120 acts at Lollapalooza 2007, festival officials announced Thursday. The event will take place Aug. 3 to 5, once again in Chicago's Grant Park. Info: www.lollapalooza.com.
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May 31, 2003 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
Is Pearl Jam ready to go it alone? The iconic rock band's recent exit from Sony Corp.'s Epic Records makes it one of the biggest rock acts ever to become a free agent. Now that Pearl Jam has disclosed on its Web site that it has left Sony Corp.'s Epic Records, its record company for more than a decade, labels and other acts are watching closely to see the next move from the Seattle quintet.
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January 27, 2003 | Geoff Boucher
Watch this week for an announcement from Pearl Jam about the on-sale dates for its upcoming North American tour, but there is already some information to pass on to fans of the band: The Southern California dates will be June 2 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine and June 5 at the San Diego Sports Arena. The band plans to repeat the innovation that accompanied its trek in 2000 -- all the shows will be recorded and released as CDs.
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September 27, 2000 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Call it the ultimate fan's ultimate dream, or a bootlegger's nightmare, but Pearl Jam has just released 25--yes, 25!--live albums. It's the latest example of how the Internet is reshaping pop music--a move that probably would have been inconceivable without the distribution capabilities provided online. The new albums are all two-disc affairs, each one a complete concert from Pearl Jam's summer tour of Europe.
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September 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Pearl Jam fans will have their loyalty tested today. The rock band isn't just releasing a new album--it's putting out 25 of them. In an unprecedented attempt to beat bootleggers at their own game, the Seattle-based band is selling two-CD sets recorded live at more than two dozen concerts during a European tour earlier this summer. "We just thought it was pretty cool," said guitar player Mike McCready. "If fans have to buy bootlegs, it can cost them $50.
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December 26, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Who would have figured that two of the most affecting qualities of pop music during 1998 would be gentleness and humility? And who imagined that Pearl Jam and Alanis Morissette would be the artists who best expressed them? In the early '90s, Pearl Jam and its singer Eddie Vedder helped define grunge, the raw rock 'n' roll style whose main emotional gears are anger and angst.
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July 11, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
It's day 13 of Pearl Jam's U.S. tour, and Eddie Vedder is backstage at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, playing--not guitar, but pingpong. Grimacing as one of his returns sails out of bounds early in a match with drummer Matt Cameron, Vedder looks around sheepishly as if to say, "Just warming up." When another shot is wide by several inches, both musicians laugh so hard they bend over.
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June 15, 1995 | ROSS KERBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pearl Jam's move Wednesday to abandon its boycott of Ticketmaster Corp. could leave ETM Entertainment Network, the band's Costa Mesa ticket agency, without any clients. But executives of the start-up company that handled ticket sales for the grunge rock band's current tour say they are undaunted and that they hope to capture a significant share of ticket sales revenue around the country.
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December 26, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Who would have figured that two of the most affecting qualities of pop music during 1998 would be gentleness and humility? And who imagined that Pearl Jam and Alanis Morissette would be the artists who best expressed them? In the early '90s, Pearl Jam and its singer Eddie Vedder helped define grunge, the raw rock 'n' roll style whose main emotional gears are anger and angst.
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July 4, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
It might sound like a put-down to suggest that the lyrics to Pearl Jam's "Wishlist," the most memorable single so far this year, could have come from an elementary class homework assignment. These lines are typical of the song's almost childlike innocence: "I wish I was the messenger/And all the news was good./I wish I was the full moon/Shining off your Camaro's hood."
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February 14, 1998 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four albums, three tours and one nasty and very public fight with Ticketmaster since its last visit, Pearl Jam is finally returning to Los Angeles. The Seattle rock quintet, which has played only a handful of concerts in recent years partly because of its dispute with Ticketmaster over ticket surcharges, announced plans Friday for a 33-city summer tour of the U.S. and Canada that includes its first L.A.-area show in six years.
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