April 19th, 2014

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin at Easy Street Records in Seattle for Record Store Day 2014.

(Source: instagram.com)

October 8th, 2013


5 Moments To Watch For In Judd Apatow’s 50-minute Interview With Pearl Jam

  • 9:38 Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard on Eddie Vedder’s lyrics. Gossard: “He’s on a tear right now. He’s got a lot of words.”
  • 19:15 Judd Apatow discusses the parallels between young music geeks and comedy geeks: “I felt like the Blind Melon video with the Bee Girl – that’s what coming to Los Angeles was like.”
  • 27:38 Mike McCready on his roots in the Spandex-wearing Seattle teen-metal band Shadow: “That’s how we learned.”
  • 46:08 Judd Apatow on the Pearl Jam song he’d request and how the band takes him to “the crying place.”
Reblogged from NPR Music
August 21st, 2013

Easy Street's 25th Anniversary celebration continues with a very special event - a Shadow reunion show & record release party! Formed circa 1982, Shadow features Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Danny Newcomb, and brothers in rock Chris and Rick Friel. They’ll be taking the stage to celebrate the release of a new 10-inch single featuring two classic Shadow anthems that haven’t been heard in 30 years! Taking an already outer-limits event into the stratosphere, they’re also bringing Sweet Water with them! Take a ride on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Time Machine with Shadow and Sweet Water August 27th at 7pm - it’s free and all-ages!

April 2nd, 2012

Mike McCready’s band Shadow and Duff McKagan’s Loaded performing Mad Season’s “River of Deceit” in Costa Rica Friday.

January 4th, 2012


Solid footage of Shadow’s reunion. Listen to how extremely different Mike’s parts are compared to what he currently does with Pearl Jam. 

Reblogged from PearlJamblr
December 28th, 2011

Shadow’s Mike McCready and Rick Friel play a reunion show at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern last night. (Photo: © Anna Knowlden)

August 24th, 2011

Trailer for the forthcoming documentary The Hash After the Bash: The Untold Story of Seattle Rock ‘N’ Roll, featuring Duff McKagan, plus past and present members of Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, Brad, Shadow, Candlebox, Goodness, Hammerbox, Green Apple Quick Step, the Fastbacks, the Posies and more. (Background here.)

April 8th, 2011


Original Shadow Reunited!

The original lineup of Mike McCready’s pre-Pearl Jam, glam-metal band Shadow, all together again.

Reblogged from Mike McCready PJ
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