What’s going on with rock’n’roll?
What’s the meaning of the phrase “what’s the matter with rock’?
It seems like a meaningless question, but it’s really the answer to one of the most pressing questions of our time: what’s going to happen to rock and roll?
I’ve always felt that, as a cultural entity, rock and roller’s death has been a long time coming.
There are some aspects of rock’roll’s death that seem to be irreversible, like the dissolution of its music scene.
But the other, more recent, death blow to rock’nerddom came in 1998, when the first-ever National Public Radio broadcast of The Velvet Underground & The Spiders From Mars, the album that ushered in the punk rock movement, was pulled off the air after its recording sessions were compromised by an infectious disease.
But there are other, less tangible ways in which rock’ners demise has been gradual.
In 1997, the first major album to ever feature rock’ing bassist James Hetfield, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, was released.
Two years later, it would be the first to feature rock star Justin Bieber.
And just this month, a record label, Universal, announced that it would no longer be selling the catalogs of the band, leaving its future in limbo.
It was an all-too-common experience for young bands to find themselves under new ownership, often due to financial constraints and/or corporate changes.
But with rock’s decline comes an allure for new fans, and it’s an alluring one for some of the genre’s most established names.
One of the more promising names in the rock world is none other than Pearl Jam, whose members have been reunited for years and have released their sixth studio album, The Endless River, since last October.
And while Pearl Jam’s current lineup is a little more established than its previous two albums, Pearl Jam is still a relatively young band.
As the band’s new frontman Dave Grohl said on NPR’s All Things Considered on October 17, “We’re in a very good place now.”
“But, yeah, we’ve been working hard and we’ll be ready to go.” “
We’ve been doing some touring, so I don’t think we’ll go out there and do our best,” Grohl told the New York Times’ Jon Lott on October 20.
“But, yeah, we’ve been working hard and we’ll be ready to go.”
What are Pearl Jam doing touring for?
Grohl, who played on the band since 2007, told Lott that the band had a “special time” in 2015 when it played five dates at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.
“It was an incredible place to play,” he said.
“The vibe was incredible.
And then in New Jersey, we had a lot of good shows there, too, and we were playing the Garden.
And it was the first time in forever that we had the Garden and the Biergarten on the same night.”
Grohl explained that Pearl Jam played a handful of dates in Europe, including two shows at the Pétrus in Berlin and two at the Haus der Haus in Paris.
“There was a lot more energy, a lot greater energy,” he added.
“And I think that’s why we’re playing so many shows now in Europe.
We don’t want to disappoint people.”
What will Pearl Jam do in the U.S.?
The band’s headlining tour will kick off in early 2017.
But while the band is playing dates across the country, Grohl and co. will also be taking the stage at several events in the nation’s capital, including the Democratic National Convention.
Grohl noted that they’ll also be performing at a number of high-profile concerts across the nation.
“I think that we’ll play a lot in Washington,” he told Lotte Magazine’s Emily Nussbaum in February.
We’ll definitely do some things in the city, and I think we’re looking forward to it.” “
So, we’ll definitely be playing a lot.
We’ll definitely do some things in the city, and I think we’re looking forward to it.”
Are Pearl Jam and their new tour really ready to return to the spotlight?
Grohn told Lotto Magazine that he feels like Pearl Jam can finally get back to the “serious” stuff that made them so popular as a band.
“You know, we played all of our shows and we’ve really done all of these shows since the beginning of time,” he continued.
And we want to continue to go as far as we can”
This is just the next step for us.
And we want to continue to go as far as we can