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Alternative PEARL JAM biography approved by the band.

“We never wanted anyone to write the official band biography, and we still feel that way. But if you choose to write your own interpretations, based upon all the things that we have experienced together and about what has happened, I would like to participate in any way that I can. I think that would be an interesting read and an important story to tell.”

— Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam.

About the book

PEARL JAM The More You Need – The Less You Get is a road movie in book form, packed with tales from the balconies to the backstages of dynamic and unique concerts, from Barcelona and Berlin to Hawaii, New York, London and Buenos Aires. You get both a unique rock’n’roll narrative with behind-the-scene reports and a warm, touching story of how international rock stars and relatives are forever tied to a tragedy that has inspired new insights and a wide range of deep and loving relationships.  

Danish rock musician and journalist Henrik Tuxen has followed Pearl Jam since the very beginnings of the Seattle scene of the early 90s and has known the band personally since 1996 as a fan, friend and journalist. He later became a liaison between the band and many of the nine families who lost a child during the band’s concert at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival on June 30, 2000, which Tuxen witnessed from the stage. Now Tuxen generously shares previously unpublished interviews, photos, insights and personal anecdotes of his firsthand interactions with the band. This is Tuxen’s alternative Pearl Jam biography including photos from private collections, but many, including the cover photo, were provided courtesy of Pearl Jam.

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Henrik Tuxen’s new and alternative Pearl Jam biography includes photos from private collections, but many, including the cover photo, were provided courtesy of Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam 2013. Photo @ Danny Clinch / Universal Music Group.

Pearl Jam 2013. Photo @ Danny Clinch / Universal Music Group.


Reader reviews

“A must read for Pearl Jam fans or just music fans in general. Henrik takes the reader on an insightful and personal look at Pearl Jam's history and fans across the world.”

— Michael on Amazon

“Henrik's book and writing style are much like Pearl Jam's music in that you feel a true connection to the author and his words. His stories are told in manner that's respectful to the band, and with the utmost respect regarding the Roskilde incident and the families and friends of those who were killed. Despite his incredible access to the band over the years, you can tell he's as much a fan as the rest of us, and not only of Pearl Jam, but of rock and grunge music in general.”

— Cindy on Amazon


Olivia - Peace, Love and Harrison

Well, a truth with modifications. There's no new Pearl Jam album available, and I'm actually quite fine.

But it should be fair to say, that there will be a new album. The band has been in the studio recording. Have they just started out? Is an album half-baked or done, mixed and ready for release? Who knows? I don’t.

This has been the longest wait ever in the history of Pearl Jam. The early hit albums, was more or less bashed out, based on the punk mantra, 'don't overthink it'. In later years the gaps has extended, but never six years or even longer.

Read more …

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Danish Radio with Henrik Tuxen

Henrik Tuxen & Josh Hommes, June 2017. Munich.

Henrik Tuxen & Josh Hommes, June 2017. Munich.

First interview April 18, 2019

𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 incl. all members on four albums in a row ... OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief. Then three times 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐤: 1998 extensively on the phone, 1999 NYC and 2005. L.A. and 𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐡 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞/𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐎𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐀𝐠𝐞, L.A. 2005, Berlin 2013 and Munich 2017.

Playlist: RADIOHEAD Bullet Proof I Wish I Was BRODY DALLE Don't Mess With Me QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Feet Don't Fail Me IGGY POP Break Into Your Heart QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE A Song For The Dead JOSH HOMME Cruel, Cruel World U2 Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix) BECK Sexx Laws BECK Loser JENNY LEWIS Just One Of The Guys THE VERVE Lucky Man RADIOHEAD Electioneering RADIOHEAD I Promise RADIOHEAD Airbag RADIOHEAD Knives Out

Program 1 > isten (DANISH)

Henrik Tuxen & Foo Fighters, Stockholm 2017.

Henrik Tuxen & Foo Fighters, Stockholm 2017.

Second interview April 19, 2019

𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐬 in Chicago, 2x London and 3 x phone interview from 1998-2005. Mr. Britpop 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐚𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫 in Stockholm 1998. And 𝐅𝐨𝐨 𝐅𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 10 shows, 4 interviews (3 of them with 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐡𝐥) in Paris 2002, Copenhagen (2005), London (2014) and Stockholm 2017.

Playlist: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Zero HÜSKER DÜ Whatcha Drinkin' NIRVANA Tourette's FOO FIGHTERS Times Like These FOO FIGHTERS La Dee Da PULP Mis-Shapes JARVIS COCKER Cunts are still running the world PULP Pencil Skirt BILLY CORGAN My loy (m.o.h.) MYRKUR Juniper THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Where Boys Fear To Tread SEX PISTOLS Liar SMASHING PUMPKINS Crestfallen SMASHING PUMPKINS Perfect THE CURE Boys Don't Cry BLONDIE Heart Of Glass.

Program 2 > listen (DANISH)

Henrik Tuxen & Damon Albarn, London 2014.

Henrik Tuxen & Damon Albarn, London 2014.

Third interview April 20, 2019

𝐌𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚! Main focus K𝐢𝐫𝐤 H𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐭, Roskilde Festival 1999, and 𝐋𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐔𝐥𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 San Fransisco 1997, Copenhagen 2016 and small interviews and talks here and there. Followed by an interviewed w/ 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐫 from 1997-2015. All together six interviews, two of them solo interviews with 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐧, both London, 2003, and 2014 (Photo) Henrik Tuxen met his teenage crush Debbie Harry and her classy companion Chris Stein at Top of the Pops in London 1999, when Blondie after a 17 year hiatus, went to #1 on the British Chart with Maria.

Playlist: Spilleliste: SUEDE Everything Will Flow MARILYN MANSON The Dope Show BLUR B.L.U.R.E.M.I. BLUR Coffee & TV BLUR Out Of Time BLONDIE Maria BLONDIE One Way Or Another R.E.M. Crush With Eyeliner METALLICA Fuel METALLICA Dyers Eve TOM WAITS Jockey full of bourbon METALLICA Stone Cold Crazy METALLICA For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live Roskilde 2013) AUDIOSLAVE I Am The Highway THE NATIONAL The Rains Of Castamere.

Program 3 > listen (DANISH)

Henrik Tuxen & Chris Cornell, Copenhagen 2016.

Henrik Tuxen & Chris Cornell, Copenhagen 2016.

Forth interview april 21, 2019

𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐥 from 1999 Seattle to Copenhagen (2016, photo). Just 13 months prior to his passing. Also two interviews with 𝐁𝐞𝐧 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 (#Soundgarden) and 𝐓𝐨𝐦 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨 #Audioslave, and something like 10 shows all together, Chris solo, Audioslave and Soundgarden, from one of the greatest voices and artists in my lifetime. Badly missed. Britpop favorites interviews from the '90is, decade when they sat the pace. Main focus 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 (Suede) in Copenhagen 1999. Lots of fun, lots of interviews with the kings of melancholy - and not without a sense of humor - 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐬, between 2013-2017.

Playlist: CHRIS CORNELL You Know My Name ELASTICA Connection SUEDE Metal Mickey SUEDE I Don't Know How to Reach You LIAM GALLAGHER Bold PAVEMENT Range Life THE NATIONAL The Day I Die THE NATIONAL I Need My Girl BOOKER T. JONES Representing Memphis SOUNDGARDEN Black Hole Sun TEMPLE OF THE DOG Hunger Strike THE STOOGES Search And Destroy M.A.C.C. Hey Baby SOUNDGARDEN Rusty Cage BOB DYLAN Song To Woody CHRIS CORNELL Wave goodbye LED ZEPPELIN Immigrant Song

Program 4 > listen (DANISH)


FIFTH Interview April 22, 2019

4 x Noel, one time Liam between 1999 and 2014 (photo London). Never a dull moment with the Notorious Gallagher Brothers. Still a sucker for 𝐎𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬. 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞. Brightest global philosopher in current rock, Matt Bellamy, solo interviews Denmark 2012, 2016 and L.A. 2015 (picture). Also f2f Dom , L.A. and Chris twice on the phone.
𝐋𝐞𝐝 𝐙𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧. Eternal childhood heroes. Robert Plant , Jimmy Page (London 1998, main focus) and various times Jimmy Page 2014 (picture London)

Playlist: OASIS Hello COURTNEY BARNETT Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party MUSE Mercy MUSE Ruled By Secrecy FRANZ LISZT Liebestraum S 541, Notturno As-dur MUSE Madness MUSE Muscle Museum LED ZEPPELIN Immigrant Song LED ZEPPELIN Communication Breakdown LED ZEPPELIN Good Times Bad Times MOBY Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? EMINEM My Name Is OASIS Rock 'N' Roll Star NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Ballad Of The Mighty I (Radio Edit) OASIS Half the world away LIAM GALLAGHER I Get By BEADY EYE Flick Of The Finger OASIS Songbird

Program 4 > listen (DANISH)

More anecdotes from the road - and behind the scenes

by Henrik Tuxen

Words: Henrik Tuxen. Photo: Charlotte Mai Jacobsen

Words: Henrik Tuxen. Photo: Charlotte Mai Jacobsen


Henrik Tuxen had a chance to chat with radio host @acidpalace the Rob in Boston, September 3, 2018. Tune in...