By at 11:45 AM Monday, May 18th 2009


Conan O’Brien + Pearl Jam = Awesome

Pearl Jam, Music


We don’t make a habit of covering late-night talk shows, but the highly-anticipated June 1st premiere of The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien just got a whole lot cooler: Pearl Jam will be the show’s very first musical guest.


Pearl Jam is expected to play material from their yet-untitled ninth studio album, which is currently getting the finishing touches and is expected later this year. The band has held a near-exclusive loyalty to David Letterman for several years when playing the late-night talk show circuit, partially due to Dave’s authority-bucking tendencies and genuine love of the band.

Here’s one example – an awesome rendition of PJ’s Hail Hail on Letterman’s commercial-free broadcast in 1996:

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If that piqued your interest, check out this spot-on version of Save You, another (and more recent) Letterman clip, from the band’s Riot Act album.

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Since we’re on a roll, here’s a clip of PJ frontman Eddie Vedder (yup, blonde hair, earring & all) singing Heart To Hang On To with Pete Townshend.

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I’ll be in the Philippines on June 1st, but my TiVo’s all up in this action. Be there.


Meanwhile, On The Internet...

  1. GameJerk says:

    This is one of those times when life conspires to make me a happy boy. Thank you world.

  2. Ryan says:

    Am I allowed to say this? Will I get banned from Antiquiet, and the rest of any music discussion? Can I say I don’t like Pearl Jam? And I’m not going to put on a spectacle by saying “I HATE PEARL JAM!”, but I just seriously can’t stand one of their songs past 15 seconds of hearing that partially-open-mouth-singing d-bag.

  3. I look forward to your Creed reunion piece on RaRaRyan. ;)

  4. zoopster says:

    That is truly awesome.

  5. GameJerk says:

    hmm. Now I hate all people named Ryan. Thanks a lot!

  6. Josh says:

    D-bag? Yeah, you can go ahead and kill yourself now, thanks.

  7. Ryan says:

    Woooo! Look at the OUTcry. At the end of the day, I guess it’s totally worth it to assassinate myself because of Mr. Spiderbat.

  8. Ryan says:


  9. Ricardo says:

    great fuckin news

    PJ = my favourite band

  10. I second that shit with a superjump high-five.

  11. Joe Canaduh says:

    Ryan you fucking clown….you wouldn’t know good music if your i.q. hit triple digits.

  12. cody barker says:

    jealousy is such an ugly emotion PJ for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Akoatzin says:

    Pearl Jam and specially my only GOD Eddie Vedder for life
    and Ryan if you hate Pearl Jam why are you here idiot.

  14. cody barker says:

    eddie vedder is the greatest front man since “THE BOSS” gotta love em

  15. luvis says:

    holy mother of PEARL JAM!
    That was just what the Dr ordered.

  16. Pat Sullivan says:

    Pearl Jam = God. Song last night = eh, i wasnt super diggin it, and i didnt think Eddie was all that fired up.

    Ryan = Super Douch.

    1st time on this site. Looks pretty cool.

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