Pearl Jamm and the songs they love to play live

Pearl Jamm and the songs they love to play live

It’s an honor to welcome Pearl Jamm onto the stage!

Some time back Henrik Tuxen had a cozy tete-a-tete with Pearl Jamm about what song they love to play live. Join us for a special live setlist:

As a musician and a fan, the songs you like to listen to are not always the best fun to play and vice versa. Playing a song gives a different perspective to it and can bring some to life to some tunes you don't usually listen to. The songs we have chosen are based purely on which put the biggest smiles on our faces or that we personally connect to emotionally during a live performance. 

A Fresh Start. A New Beginning

A Fresh Start. A New Beginning

January, on the Western hemisphere, typically winter, ice cold, but also fresh and clear, a new breath, a new beginning. Time to evaluate, make amends, set the record straight, kill bad habits, strive for new and better ones, set a new pace, fire up the engine, and go.

Such a typical topic for a number of Pearl Jam songs, in different shapes and forms packed with anger, love, hope and dreams. Always about facing and acknowledging the past and with that moving forward for stronger ideals, goals and dreams. Not just for oneself but for all of us together, whether on a private scale, or as far as the big global agendas.

The Waiting Drove Me Mad

The Waiting Drove Me Mad

Happy birthday Eddie, Merry Christmas, and thanks to you and the band for an excellent and thrilling Pearl Jam year 2018. I've had several memorable personal meetings with band members and saw seven shows (and were at the venue for two canceled ones, Buenos Aires and London) on three different continents. A close to perfect year, except for one thing … What's happening with this new album?

One Year Today

One Year Today

A year ago today we launched a kickstarter campaign, to see if there was anybody out there, who'd be interested in reading about my history with, and passion for, Pearl Jam. After a few days Kickstarter wrote, 'you're statistically 63% likely to succeed' (oouchh!) but after just 13 days we met our goal, and people continued to donate through out the entire campaign. Thank you so much to all 250 of you out there, for believing in me and making this happen.

Homerun in Copenhagen

Homerun in Copenhagen

After a whole lotta PJ around the Globe in more than one way, I was ready for a slight break, when Anders Stokholm from Cinemateket invited me to introduce Let's Play Two, and sell some books at a music film festival in Copenhagen.

Once again it turned out to be a great and memorable night. My initial idea was to introduce the film and then hang in the bar, waiting for whoever might be interested in a book. Didn't expect much since I spotted quite a bit of familiar faces, who I knew, already had it.

Six months on the road – and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Six months on the road – and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Wouw, sitting here in hometown, Copenhagen, flashing back, slightly blown away. One day shy of six months ago since I took the plane to Santiago, Chile. Going more or less directly from the airport to venue to see Pearl Jam, and the same day I held a copy of 'The more you need – The less you get' in my hand for the first time (Stone Gossard got the very first one). Seven shows, two canceled ones (Buenos Aires, and London). Three long talks and meals with Stone Gossard on three different continents, more precisely Santiago, Seattle and Berlin. Short catch up and photos with Mike McCready, longer talk, especially concerning the wilderness of Southern Chile and Argentina with Jeff Ament, and various chats with members from crew and management. No sight of Matt and Ed this time, never met Boom.

Seattle Grunge turns 30

Seattle Grunge turns 30

Grunge. For many years an epithets no one would be associated with, especially the bands that defined it. But time goes by, and many things looks different today. That includes the perception of the genre, and the need for the same, as well as Seattle, the city and area where everything started out in the late 80s. The movement went from a small, local subculture, to a global dominant rock industry in no time, which according to sales alone, hit the absolute top, and at least according to the lexical meaning of the word, became mainstream.

Seattle August 2018

Seattle August 2018

What a week. Visiting this fine City in May, I was invited to present ‘The More You Need - The Less You Get' at Nordic Museum in Ballard August 9th, fitting perfectly with the Home Shows. I was also invited to join The Wishlist Foundation for both pre-parties, to sell, and sign the book. Furthermore I got the assignment from Danish Music Magazine Gaffa, to write a story on the Home Shows, as well as the celebration of Sub Pops 30th anniversary at Alki Beach on Saturday the 11th. So I ended up having my hands full in this week in Seattle so to speak.