Flashback to September 1996, and Seattle-based superstars Pearl Jam were flying high as the ultimate torch-bearers of grunge rock. The band’s first three albums–Ten, Vs., and Vitalogy–were hugely successful breakthrough records, featuring hit singles as well as classic deep cuts that would come to define the band, cementing them as one of the best musical acts that America had to offer. With the release of their fourth album–No Code–in August of 1996, the band was still riding their wave of success, even amongst constant fighting between the band members.On September 20th, 1996, Pearl Jam stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman in support of No Code. They performed “Hail, Hail”, the rocking lead single from the album, and delivered a truly memorable performance. The band was ferocious, with Eddie Vedder showcasing his immeasurable talent as a singer and frontman, while new drummer Jack Irons pounded away on the drums. Guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard played off each other perfectly, creating one of the best dual-guitar sounds in all of rock. The band was at the top of their game on the Letterman show, still possessing the explosive live energy that made them so popular in the first place, and that continues to attract hordes of fans to their shows to this day.Thankfully, Pearl Jam shared a video of the band’s performance of “Hail, Hail” on the Late Show, which you can watch below. Enjoy Pearl Jam in their prime!Pearl Jam – “Hail Hail” – 9/20/96 – The Late Show with David Letterman[Originally published 9/20/17]
View Comments The stage adaptation of Rick Riordan’s young adult fantasy novel, featuring a book by Joe Tracz and direction by Stephen Brackett, began performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 23. The show opened on April 4. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through May 6. Carrie Compere costars alongside a cast also including George Salazar, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Jonathan Raviv, Kristin Stokes and James Hayden Rodriguez.Riordan’s bestselling novel The Lightning Thief follows Percy Jackson (McCarrell) on a fantastical journey across the United States in search of Zeus’ lightning bolt. The story has been adapted into a film series with Chris Columbus at the helm and Logan Lerman playing the role of Jackson. Chris McCarrell Kristin Stokes Star Files Rob Rokicki’s rock score for the off-Broadway musical The Lightning Thief, starring Les Miz fresh face Chris McCarrell, will receive an original cast recording on the Broadway Records label. The album will be released on June 30. Chris McCarrell in ‘The Lightning Thief'(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)
SERBIA: The government formally converted Serbian Railways into a joint stock company 100% owned by the state on May 26. ZS is now a holding company for four subsidiaries which are responsible for infrastructure, property, passenger operations & rolling stock maintenance and freight operations & rolling stock maintenance.Interaction between the subsidiaries and with the government are now based on contracts setting out responsibilities and liabilities, while the state is committed to funding infrastructure maintenance and enhancement and will provide subsidies for specified passenger services. ZS Director General Milovan Markovic said the restructuring ‘according to all European standards’ will not lead to job losses or a decline in working conditions, but should bring ‘many positive effects’ including improved efficiency and service quality and closer alignment with the market. The changes follow a review of the state railway which was launched by the Ministry of Infrastructure & Energy in 2009.
It said that it was advising students to continue their preparations for “these crucial examinations as they will be held at a later date in accordance with the advice of the competent authority guided by Ministry of Health officials”. Bahamas has recorded 153 confirmed cases of the virus and 11 deaths. “But as a country we have to do what is right and necessary. If we do not take these measures now, we will pay a higher and deadlier price later,” he added. Last Sunday, Minnis said that he understood the “frustration and the disappointment of many Bahamians and residents that may ensue as we re-implement certain restrictions. The Ministry of Education said that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis had on Sunday announced the lockdown of the island of Grand Bahama until August 7, due to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. The ministry said that in an effort to ensure the safety of all concerned and to protect the integrity of the national examinations, “the 2020 sitting of the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations is temporarily suspended effective immediately until further notice”. NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas has suspended national school examinations following a spike in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country in recent days. CMC
Jason Forde says Eamon O’Shea has a refreshing approach to the game… Tipp sharpshooter Jason Forde has praised Eamon O’Shea following his return to the Tipp senior hurling backroom team in a support role.The Kilruane McDonagh’s man has once again linked up with Liam Sheedy – O’Shea coached Tipp to the All Ireland victory in 2010 when Sheedy was last in charge.He also managed the Premier from 2013 to 2015.