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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Everyone's gone super-political this week (except Courtney Love, naturally). We saw Killer Mike biggin' up Bernie Sanders and RZA backing Hillary Clinton. We heard Thom Yorke talking shit about Tony Blair and watched MIA's refugee-focused video, as well as…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

This week is an insanely exciting one for Smashing Pumpkins fans, old and new alike. Tomorrow, Dec. 9, sees the release of latest album, Monuments to an Elegy, and, just two days later, Billy Corgan and co. are playing…
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Music, All Shook Down Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Eddie Vedder Gets Angry, and Conor Oberst Gets Vindicated

Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Eddie Vedder Gets Angry, and Conor Oberst Gets Vindicated

"43 Bumper Stickers and a "YOLO" license plate, Bring along my coupon book whenever I'm on a date."Lyrics from "Tacky", Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Pharrell's "Happy". The video features Margaret Cho in yellow lederhosen -- yay! "At some point…
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Music, All Shook Down Awkward! The Top Five Most Uncomfortable Grammy Moments

Awkward! The Top Five Most Uncomfortable Grammy Moments

This Sunday, Rihanna and Chris Brown are both going to be present at the always-prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. It's been just three years since they both were forced to drop out of the show last minute, due…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and wearing long johns to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Eddie Vedder packed two nights on the local stop of his solo tour, and understandably so: The two-hour set ran through Pearl Jam faves, film songs, and Vedder's new ukulele stuff. He performed mostly alone, save for a…
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Music, All Shook Down Eddie Vedder Plays the Soulful Surfer Boy at the Paramount Theatre (Photos + Setlist)

Eddie Vedder Plays the Soulful Surfer Boy at the Paramount Theatre (Photos + Setlist)

Eddie Vedder Glen Hansard July 11, 2011 @ Paramount Theatre, Oakland (See a full slideshow from Eddie Vedder in Oakland.) Way better than: Eddie Vedder's all-ukulele record (Ukulele Songs, it's called). Nothing against the four-stringed instrument that resulted when…
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Music, Hear This Pierced Arrows

Pierced Arrows

New kids on the block have taken my place/Walking on my grave," Fred Cole screeched in his last band with his wife, Toody, the mildly legendary garage-rockers Dead Moon. He has a right to those lyrics — he turns 62…
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Music, All Shook Down Eddie Vedder Performs at Zellerbach April 7

Eddie Vedder Performs at Zellerbach April 7

Eddie just keeps on cruisin'. Pearl Jam seems to age like fine wine throughout the years and his work on the Into the Wild soundtrack is all the rage these days. Go see Eddie Vedder at Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium…
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Music, All Shook Down Bridge School's Vedder, Flea Sing-along Canceled

Bridge School's Vedder, Flea Sing-along Canceled

What a bummer. ASD was all ready to relive the '90s with a performance from Flea and Eddie Vedder at this year's Bridge School Benefit. Alas, they've bowed out and are replaced by My Morning Jacket. From PR: Eddie…
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Music, Bouncer

Bouncer

As Johnny Ramone lay dying, he was surrounded by his closest friends: Eddie Vedder, Vincent Gallo, and Lisa Marie Presley. Gazing up in his pre-oblivion stupor and seeing a mishmash like that, he could have perhaps believed he was on…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Any self-respecting, semi-intelligent person would be ludicrous to admit he likes Andrew W.K. Clearly the party-loving rocker is made from the same amorphous stuff that causes frat boys to chug, moon, hit, haze, pledge, cheat, and pass out. If you…
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Culture, Stuff The Man Who

The Man Who

Paul McGuinness has never thought of himself as a teacher of life lessons, so it comes as a bit of a surprise for him to hear it relayed that Kelly Curtis considers him an adviser--hell, a mentor. It comes as…
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Dining, Side Dish

Side Dish

Must Have Been a Dirty Ice Cube Here's hoping that you are fully recovered after seeing Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam at Shoreline this Halloween. For those not yet recovered, Halloween was last night. Remember the last time Pearl Jam…
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Reviews

Smashing Pumpkins Adore (Virgin) Like Don Quixote and his windmill, the leading lights of alternative rock defined themselves by what they were fighting. To varying degrees and with distinct stylistic differences, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder, Trent Reznor, and Smashing Pumpkins'…
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Calendar, Night&Day

The Fellows Who Love Music

On the inside of their most recent album, A Tribute to Music, there's a photo of an ecstatic Scott McCaughey, the leader of the Young Fresh Fellows, jumping off a stage -- and about to crash face first onto an…
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Suspicious Minds

Eddie Vedder is bad. I know that because I read it in Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone, which is good, says Eddie Vedder is bad so he must be bad. Eddie Vedder is a rock star. Rock stars are good because…
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Beer-Soaked Lambs

The week before the election, I spoke to a friend who had just returned from Kansas -- Lawrence, not Russell -- where he and his wife were invited to the house of America's crank laureate. He says that William Burroughs…
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