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Jeff Ament Releases “Heaven/Hell”
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Jeff Ament Releases “Heaven/Hell”

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has released his third solo album, entitled Heaven/Hell. The album came about after writing several songs that didn’t fit into the rest of Pearl Jam’s style. “I usually end up having a group of songs that goes to the band, and then there are songs that don’t feel right, or they feel too personal,” he...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Every year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of inductees tends draws the ire of music fans around the world, but this year’s list seems to be a good fit. The group leans heavy on classic rock with folk, grunge, and rap to round it out. 2017’s inductees include Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Journey, Joan Baez, Pearl Jam,...

Pearl Jam has 2016 North American Tour in the Offing
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Pearl Jam has 2016 North American Tour in the Offing

Pearl Jam’s bassist Jeff Ament and band manager Kelly Curtis earlier this month confirmed that the group plans on mounting a North American tour in 2016 in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The pair made the confirmation via a Twitter chat, and while Curtis said no dates would be announced until the beginning of the year, he did note stops...

Jeff Ament Makes Appearance on “Sweet Relief III” Charity Album
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Jeff Ament Makes Appearance on “Sweet Relief III” Charity Album

Pearl Jam bassist and all-around good guy Jeff Ament is lending his playing talents to the new Sweet Relief III: Pennies from Heaven charity album. Ament joins Joseph Arthur for a cover of the Townes Van Zandt song “If I Needed You.” The album is a compilation of artists playing cover songs with appearances by She & Him, Jackson Browne,...

Jeff Ament’s New RNDM Band Announces Album and Tour
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Jeff Ament’s New RNDM Band Announces Album and Tour

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has teamed up with singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud to form a new band dubbed RNDM. The trio is set to have a busy fall too, with the release of their debut album, Acts, on October 30, with a tour kicking off a few days later on November 2nd. Ament and Stuverud have...

Pearl Jam’s “Alive”: Isolated Bass & Drums
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Pearl Jam’s “Alive”: Isolated Bass & Drums

Based on the huge popularity of the isolated bass tracks, we’ve decided to do our second “isolated bass week”. (Check out our previous isolated bass week, after this video.) Here’s Jeff Ament‘s classic bass line on the Pearl Jam hit single, “Alive”, from the album Ten. Such a cool line, with all the right mix of awesomeness: fretless (I believe...

Mike Lull Unveils Jeff Ament JAXT4 Signature Bass
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Mike Lull Unveils Jeff Ament JAXT4 Signature Bass

Mike Lull Custom Guitars has announced the Jeff Ament JAXT4 Signature bass, to be available starting in January 2012. The Pearl Jam bassist worked closely with Lull on the specifications of the bass, which is a modified version of Lull’s T4. One of the key features to the JAXT4 is it’s oversized body, which is 20% larger than Lull’s regular...

Pearl Jam Twenty Debuts
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Pearl Jam Twenty Debuts

On September 1st, Pearl Jam and Columbia Records launched the “20 Days of Pearl Jam Countdown”, leading up to the theatrical release of Pearl Jam Twenty, debuting today. Directed by Cameron Crowe, the film features Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder, and chronicles the band’s remarkable 20 year run. Over 1,200 hours of rare and...

Jeff Ament’s Tres Mts. Debuts with New Release and Tour
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Jeff Ament’s Tres Mts. Debuts with New Release and Tour

As Pearl Jam celebrates their 20th anniversary, bassist Jeff Ament is staying extra busy with his side project, Tres Mts. The band, with Fastbacks drummer Richard Stuverud and dUg Pinnick of King’s X, is releasing Three Mountains throughout the month of March, starting with the digital format on March 8th, followed by the CD (March 15th) and LP (March 22nd)....

Jeff Ament Speaks on Pearl Jam’s Anniversary, Film and Future
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Jeff Ament Speaks on Pearl Jam’s Anniversary, Film and Future

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament revealed the band’s future, including a documentary on their time together, directed by Cameron Crowe. Crowe, whose films include Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire, is a long-time friend of the group. On the film, Ament said, “I just saw a rough cut. It was so weird seeing footage of...