Like Quiet Riot and Mötley Crüe before them, Limp Bizkit and brethren sang simple, aggressive songs about life’s easy pleasures: strippers, whiskey, nookie, bawaitdaba-de-bang-de-bang-diggy-diggy. Plus the uniform was easy to replicate: backwards baseball cap, nanny-goat patchy facial hair, jeans and jerseys from the big-and-tall store. I disagreed on principle, but every now and then, ol’ Fred Durst would get my head bobbing. Stick that up your yeah. (But I have never been able to krack the kurious kase of Korn, wherein for a brief moment, teenage jocks in Jeeps pumped their fists to songs about surviving molestation. 1998 was a weird time, folks.)
Watch Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt Palladia special, a longer cut of Danny Clinch’s short film on the band. Features Judd Apatow, Carrie Brownstein, Steve Gleason and Mark Richards.
Foo Fighters ad for their December shows in Mexico, featuring a cameo from a motorcycle-riding TV icon.
On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night: Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder talks to Jimmy about his friendship with Javier Bardem and the “environmental anthem” “Balls in Your Mouth.”
Pearl Jam play “Lightning Bolt” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, the final performance of Pearl Jam Week.
As part of Pearl Jam Week at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers performed PJ’s “Footsteps” on the show last night.
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder talks politics in this clip from Made in America, Ron Howard’s documentary about Jay Z’s 2012 music fest. It premieres on Showtime this Friday.
Watch Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein interview Pearl Jam about Lightning Bolt.