Friday, April 24, 2009


*Originally Posted April 14, 2008*

It's a nice little article by Craig Rosen about the Pearl Jam frontman's solo tour. Here are some of the highlights: "In a mock presentation in the middle of his set Saturday night at the Wiltern, Eddie Vedder finally received his Golden Globe for best original song for "Guaranteed" from "Into the Wild." Vedder jokingly thanked the writers for striking so he didn't have to attend the ceremony because he was on vacation surfing on the North Shore in January." "As the frontman of Pearl Jam, Vedder was one of the most powerful and oft-imitated voices of rock in the '90s. He's already proven he can step away from Pearl Jam and stand on his own in the recording studio with "Wild." Yet the studio and the concert stage are two very different things." "While he has yet to write a song that has as much resonance as the work of his heroes, Vedder proved to be a captivating solo performer, something that's not a given for the frontman of any superstar rock attraction."

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