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Side Projects

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Current side project status

5h has traditionally not tracked side projects in depth, simply because we had to draw a line somewhere. Please do not expect detailed reporting on side projects as we feel it falls outside our competency and purview. Some side project appearances do get included in the Concert Chronology if we feel they meet our guidelines.

NOTE: We are no longer reporting non-music activities of any band members unless it some kind of major, huge deal. That includes surfing, baseball games, or anything else. Sorry.


Doug Pinnick from King's X stated in a recent interview that he is going into the studio with Jeff this summer. Apparently they have recorded/are recording/will record more, but it's not done. Pinnick says, "It's atmospheric and mellow ... it's not a real aggressive record at all, but I'm real proud of it" (more on the BraveWorlds site.)

Jeff played bass as a special guest with David Garza at Garza's show at the Showbox in Seattle on June 20th.

Jeff appeared on the Sonics playoff game pre-game show on Thursday, April 18th, on KJR AM Radio in Seattle. He talked about a lot of things, most of which we took for gross generalities & not the gospel truth about exactly what was up with the record. (It was a sports show, not a music show after all.)

1/02: Another "not exactly a side project," an interview with Jeff appears in the independent film Dogtown and Z-Boys.

While not exactly a side project, Jeff appeared at a Celebrity All-Star Softball game in Seattle on July 8th. You can see the press release here.


Matt plays drums on 10 of the 11 songs on the recently released album A Flower in the Battlefield by female Japanese singer/guitarist AYA (site is Japanese). Other notables involved: Kim Thayil on lead guitar, Krist Novoselic and John McBain (Monster Magnet) on bass, Glenn Slater (The Walkabouts) on keyboards with Adam Casper producing. This recording is selling in Japan and Europe (or at least Germany), and can be found on Amazon. Most of the songs are Japanese but there are some English lyrics and six songs have English titles.

Matt appeared with Nickelback singer/guitarist Chad Kroeger, Saliva frontman Josey Scott, and guitarist Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Dead Man to record a song (in the end he's not in the video) on the forthcoming soundtrack to Spiderman; the album will be released on April 30. You can read the news story here.

The fabulous Wellwater Conspiracy released its third album, The Scroll and Its Combinations, on May 22. WWC played two shows in NYC in early May. They also played a benefit show at the Showbox in Seattle on July 9th with a special guest vocalist, and wrapped up a short, west coast tour at the end of August. For the most up-to-date tour dates and other WWC information, visit Carolyn has all the scoop you need (unofficial sites RULE!). Finally, please remember that the only member of Pearl Jam who is in Wellwater Conspiracy is Matt Cameron. Ed is not a member.



Brad tour schedule just released on the Brad mailing list:

10/12 - Slim's: San Francisco, CA
10/13 - El Rey: Los Angeles, CA
10/15 - Belly Up Tavern: Solana Beach, CA (not Selma Beach)
10/16 - Bash On Ash: Tempe, AZ
10/18 - Stubb's BBQ: Austin, TX
10/19 - Numbers: Houston, TX
10/20 - Gypsy Tea Room: Dallas, TX
10/22 - Cotton Club: Atlanta, GA
10/23 - Ziggy's: Winston-Salem, NC
10/25 - TLA: Philadelphia, PA
10/26 - 9:30 Club: Washington, D.C.
10/27 - Paradise Rock Club: Boston, MA
10/28 - Bowery Ballroom: New York, NY
10/31 - The Phoenix: Toronto, Canada
11/1 - St. Andrews Hall: Detroit, MI
11/2 - The Metro: Chicago, IL
11/3 - The Vogue: Indianapolis, IN
11/4 - Minneapolis, MN ***
11/6 - Colorado (Denver/Boulder)***
11/7 - Salt Lake City,UT ***
11/8 - Big Easy: Boise, ID
11/10 - Dante's: Portland, OR
11/11 - Seattle, WA ***

***these dates are not yet secured.
Keep an eye on for more details.

Brad's third album, Welcome to Discovery Park, was released August 13. Sound files from the first radio single ("La, la, la") and a b-side (It Ain't Easy) along with the full track listing and cover art can also be found there.The album can be ordered here.

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A few in-store appearances followed:

Lots of Brad press ... including, Toronto Sun/CANOE, Seattle Weekly and Billboard (includes Stone's speculation on the new PJ album release timeframe).

Steve Turner (Mudhoney) recorded a solo album in Studio Litho summer 2002. Stone is playing bass and is executive producer. (Steve on vocals and acoustic guitar with Dan Peters on drums.) For more info, see Johnny Sangster's website.

Stone's solo album, Bayleaf [see cover artwork above], was released on Epic on September 11. Stone was on NYC radio in April discussing this and other issues, you can read the interview here.


At the July 27 Heart concert at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, CA, Mike jumped on stage and accompanied them on guitar for two songs in their first encore: "Barracuda" and "Black Dog." Ann Wilson introduced Mike along the lines of: "We have a special guest from Seattle. We saw him walking on the street in Los Angeles ... Mike McCready from Pearl Jam!" Obviously Mike enjoying himself, jumping up during "Barracuda" and trading guitar solos at the end of "Black Dog." Go, Mike!! :)

Mike has apparently done some work with the Wallflowers on their forthcoming album; read the news story here.

A really cool outtake from a rehearsal/jam session from last summer with Mike (on lead vocals!) and Stone on guitar has been 'leaked'. Check out the fabulous and download "Powerless."

Six Stillwater songs featuring Mike on guitar are featured on the director's cut release of Almost Famous, released December 4, 2002. (Stillwater was the fictional band that was featured in the movie.)

Additionally, Mike did work with Nancy Wilson for the soundtrack of the movie Vanilla Sky, also released in December. We still don't know how much of Mike's work appears on the soundtrack CD.

Mike made an impromptu appearance on 11/3 at the Long Beach Dub Allstars and Falling Idols show at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, CA. Mike appeared with the LBDA playing guitar on "Every Mother's Dream."

The Rockfords are currently on hiatus. For more information, tune in to

Mike appeared as part of a Jimi Hendrix tribute at Street Scene in San Diego on September 8, where he performed "Machine Gun" along with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox from the original Band of Gypsys. You can see photos of the rehearsal at this web site.

Mike has been telling fans that he is currently working on some songs for a possible solo record ... no other information aside from the fact that he compares it to Exile On Main Street in terms of feel. He did do some work with Ozzy Osbourne, but none of it made Ozzy's album, unfortunately.


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updated: New info on the Ramones tribute album ... As originally reported, Ed has recorded the Ramones' "I Believe In Miracles" with Seattle punk rockers Zeke for the forthcoming Ramones tribute album slated for a November 5 release. A limited edition/initial pressing release will include a bonus track: Ed/Zeke performing "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)." See the complete track list and story at Toronto Sun/CANOE or MTV.

The America: A Tribute to Heroes telecast received six Emmy nominations. Relevance? Ed sang "Long Road," backed by Mike McCready and Neil Young at this simulcast telethon broadcast September 21, 2001.

Ed popped up for the encore of Neil Finn's Seattle show July 9. More in the the CC.

Ed played a great acoustic set, and sang one song at the Stooges tribute as part of All Tomorrows Parties festival at UCLA. You can read more about it in the CC.

Information about Ed's recent solo appearance at the Wiltern is in the CC.

Ed has contributed his amazing cover of the Beatles' "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" to the soundtrack of I Am Sam. The I Am SAM DVD includes a discussion of the soundtrack and Ed's (and the other artists') participation in the process as a part of the special features.

This has about as much to do with Pearl Jam as Jeff playing baseball did, so we include it with that caveat: there were photos of Ed surfing and playing guitar in an old issue Surfer Magazine. If you can't find (or aren't interested in) the magazine, you can see the photos online here.

The Who concert at the Royal Albert Hall at which Ed appeared in November 2000 has been released on DVD. Ed performs a few songs and also is featured in backstage and rehearsal footage.

According to the Neil Finn Fan Club site, there will be a live CD *and* a DVD of the Auckland shows earlier this year (at which Ed appeared), which will be released in Australia in November. The tracklistings are on the site above. The U.S. release date for the CD and DVD is slated for February 26, 2002.

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