Thursday, March 29, 2007

News: Ed is SIMA Environmentalist Of The Year

"Eddie Vedder, perhaps best known for his musical talents, is also a notable force in the world of environmental advocacy. Vedder and his band, Pearl Jam, are active in many environmental causes - most notable to the surf industry are the fights to save Trestles and Hawaii's North Shore. Vedder supported the Surfrider Foundation by donating $1 from every ticket sold for Pearl Jam's L.A. shows in 2006 to the Save Trestles campaign through Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation. In addition to the Save Trestles campaign, Vedder and Pearl Jam staged a concert on the North Shore of Hawaii in December 2006 to raise money for the North Shore Community Land Trusts' "Campaign for Pupukea Paumalu" to help save the North Shore from development. Not only is Eddie a talented musician, but a true surfer at heart and his efforts to protect our waves and environment are widely appreciated by the surf industry," said Paul Naude, chairman of the SIMA Environmental Fund Board of Directors and CEO of Billabong USA. "The battles to save Trestles and Pupukea Paumalu, both part of the industry's playground, are extremely important to surfers. Eddie has not only supported the fights monetarily, but perhaps more importantly by using his and Pearl Jam's influence to bring attention to the fights when attention was needed. Eddie rallies behind numerous environmental efforts and practices what he preaches. It is an honor for the surf industry to recognize this diligent environmentalist as SIMA Environmentalist of the Year."


Monday, March 26, 2007

News: Poll, Updates

The results of the latest poll are in, with over 500(!) votes counted....

We Asked: What format should PJ release the 2007 bootlegs in?

You Voted:

mp3 downloads
FLAC downloads
mp3 & FLAC downloads
Video downloads
Physical CDs
Physical DVDs
Not At All

Be sure to check out the new poll We wanna know:
What Is The Best Opener At A PJ Concert?

Also, you may have noticed there are less updates than usual around here. This isn't because we are slacking, quite the opposite! We are currently in the process of adding more sections to the site, including a tour section, so stayed tuned...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The AR Vault: More Shows Available

We've opened yet another section of The AR Vault, and chucked in another two shows to boot...

Now Available:

1992 Ten Tour: Leg I
#2 Espande Club, Southend, UK
#3 Borderline, London, UK (Not Available, Not In Circulation)
#4 Koolkat Klub, Stockholm, SWE

2006 Avocado Tour: Leg I
#1 Air Canada Center, Toronto, ON

News: Bits And Bobs...

In case you missed them, these are the key happenings in PJ world this week...

- Ed performed with Tim Robbins' 14yr old son and his bandmates at a tiny club in NYC last weekend, joining them onstage to provide vocals on 3 songs, Blitzkreig Bop (Ramones), RITFW (Neil Young) and All Along The Watchtower (Dylan/Hendrix).

- Ed then inducted REM into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame, giving a lengthy speech before joining REM on stage to provide vocals on Man On The Moon. He later returned to the stage with all performers to sing and play guitar on People Have The Power. If you missed it, there are plenty of videos on Youtube.

- Lollapalooza chief Perry Farrell has been heard to murmer backstage that PJ and the re-united Rage Against The Machine will headline the Chcago festival at this years SXSW Festival.

Monday, March 12, 2007

News: 10Club Competition


"You've heard Pearl Jam's version of "Love Reign O'er Me", now go see the movie!
In conjunction with Sony Pictures, the Ten Club has acquired a small quantity of tickets to admit you and a guest to the premiere screening of "Reign Over Me" on March 22nd in the following cities only:

New York, AMC Lincoln Square, 7pm
Los Angeles, Pacific Culver 12, 7:30pm
Philadelphia, Ritz Theatres, 7:30pm
Boston, AMC Boston Common, 7pm
Seattle, Meridian 16, 7pm
Chicago, AMC River East 21, 7pm

To participate, please send an email to ... we will take the first 50 members to respond for each screening. Please write the NAME OF THE CITY in the SUBJECT LINE and include your full name, member number, address, and telephone number in the body of the email.Please enter only once and only if you are able to attend.The Ten Club will send a reply email to the movie ticket winners. If you do not get a reply from the Ten Club, then you were not successful in obtaining the movie tickets.You must be an active member as of March 12th and you must be at least 18 years of age to qualify.

Please visit Sony Pictures for more information on the movie.
Deadline for submissions is March 16, 2007 at 5pm PDT."

The AR Vault: New Section Opened!

We've busted open The AR Vault a little bit further, and have begun uploading FLAC, mp3 and Artwork for The 1992 Ten Tour: Leg I!

Now Available:

#1 1992-01-17 Moore Theater, Seattle, WA


Sunday, March 11, 2007

The AR Vault: New Shows Available

Two more shows have been added to The Army Reserve Bootleg Vault:

#13 1998-03-15 Entertainment Center, Brisbane, AUS
#14 1998-03-19 Entertainment Center, Sydney, AUS

They are available to download as FLAC and/or mp3 & Artwork in the section of The Vault labeled The 1998 Yield Tour: Leg I.

This means that all available shows for that section of The AR Vault have now been uploaded. We will take a one month break from the 1998 Yield Tour in order to allow you to take in all the fantastic bootlegs the 1st Leg had to offer, before resuming Leg II in April.

In the meantime, a new section of The Vault will be opened, so keep checking back for updates!

PS: If you find any dead links within The AR Vault, get in contact and we will do our best to have the links repaired within 24hrs. The only known dead link was the mp3 for the 1995-11-02 show, but this has now been repaired.

Enjoy, BWR

News: Poll Results

The results of last weeks poll are as follows...

Who Would You Most Lke To Support PJ In 2007?
Incubus 7%
Sonic Youth 4%
My Morning Jacket 9%
Interpol 2%
Kings Of Leon 7%
Alice In Chains 16%
Chris Cornell 30%
Tool 6%
Smashing Pumpkins 10%
The White Stripes 8%

I find it interesting that of the 3 bands in the poll that are confirmed as support acts, only one gained over 5% of your vote. Interpol, who have been confirmed for multiple venues, gained a measly 2% of your vote.

We have a new poll up as well, so get voting!
This weeks question is What format should PJ release the 2007 Bootlegs in?

News: AOL To Webcast Hall Of Fame Show

AOL will show a webcast of the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony tomorrow, starting at 8.30PM ET. The show will feature Ed inducting R.E.M. into the hall.

Ed performed in 1993 when he inducted The Doors, and again in 1995 with Stone & Jeff when they inducted Neil Young. Ed has performed in the past with R.E.M. so keep your fingers crossed for a surprise performance!

To view the webcast, go to

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The AR Vault: New Show Available

1998-03-12 Entertainment Center, Sydney, AUS

Is available to download in mp3 & FLAC with custom made Artwork.

To download, select the 1998 Yield Tour: Leg I in The Vault, go to show No. 11, and enjoy :)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The AR Vault: New Show Available

1998-03-11 Entertainment Center, Sydney, AUS

Now Available To Download in FLAC, mp3 as well as Artwork.

Select the 1998 Yield Tour: Leg I section of the Vault. It is Show #10.


News: PJ Named In 200 Definitive Albums Of All Time

The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame has named PJ in it's list of the 200 Definitive Albums Of All Time.

Ten made #11 on the list, which named The Beatles 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band at #1. In a move sure to generate discussion, Nirvana's 'Nevermind' was just above PJ at #10.

In contrast, Rolling Stone named Ten at #207 in their 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time four years ago.


Monday, March 05, 2007

News: Our Favourite Shows

Hey all, i'd just like to take a moment to explain how this project will work in a little more detail...

Given To Cast is a Podcast dedicated to Pearl Jam. It contains informative and reliable News, Song Of The Week, Trivia questions for fans, Mail from fans, and lots of Rarities.

Now we've joined forces for the first time to bring you Our Favourite Shows (and yes, i know Americans don't spell it with a 'u'!).

Here fans can send a request for a bootleg of a show that means something special to them, and Mario will choose one and play the best bits of the show during his podcast. If you like what you hear, you can then head over to The Army Reserve and download the show in full in either FLAC or mp3 format, with show specific artwork.

To make a request for one of your favourite shows, e-mail either: or

To download the podcast or the shows, go to: or

This project is dedicated to, who we hope to see back online soon!

News: New Podcast Available

The latest episode of Given To Cast, the fantastic podcast dedicated to all things PJ is now available!

Go to to download the episode now.

It contains:
The Week in Review
Song Of The Week - Man of the Hour - Bridge School
Trivia Winner
Rare Song - Save It For Later -cover
Our Favourite Shows - Show #2 Dallas, Texas, Reunion Arena, July 5, 1998

To download the full bootleg of this weeks 'Our Favourite Show', go to or click on the link in the Vault section.

News: 2006 Holiday Single Download

You can now download the 2006 Holiday single in all its glory here at The Army Reserve!

Just select FLAC or mp3 from the menu to your right and enjoy!


Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Vault: New Show Available

1998-03-09 Entertainment Center, Sydney, AUS

Is now available for download in FLAC & mp3 format. The bootleg comes with custom made Artwork crafted in The Army Reserve.

The show can be accessed from the 1998 Leg I section of the vault, Show No. 9


News: Site Updates

As you may have noticed, The Army Reserve has been getting something of a makeover recently, and as such things have been a bit scrabbled.

From now on, all bootlegs will be posted in The Bootleg Vault. Links to the vault can be found to your right. Curently there are only two sections, but more will appear over time. Every time a new show is available, we'll let you know here on the homepage, but the links for download will be in the Vault.

New shows coming soon....


Saturday, March 03, 2007

News: Last Call For Bootlegs


"Friday, March 9th will be the last day to order bootlegs through
Stay tuned to for updates on live Pearl Jam shows in the future. Customers will have 30 days from date of purchase to complete the download process."

Friday, March 02, 2007

News: Poll Results

The votes are counted, and the results are in from our most recent Poll. We asked you whether you thought Ed should join The Doors for their 40th Anniversary Tour, and it was a close call...

Yes - 53%
No - 47%

Our new poll s now up and running, and we want to know who you would most like to see support PJ on the road this year. We've included confirmed support acts, as well as bands being rumoured, and fan favourites, so take your pick. If you have any oher bands in mind, then leave a comment, and we can add them to our final results.


News: Ed @ Rn'R Hall Of Fame, Lollapaloza Update

Lollapalooza Update:

"Pearl Jam will return to its Lollapalooza roots by serving as one of the headliners for the 2007 edition of the event, which will be held Aug. 3-5 in the city's Grant Park. The news was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by sources to
Pearl Jam's rise to fame was cemented by its performances on the 1992 Lollapalooza tour, which was concurrent with the ascent of its debut album, "Ten."
Frontman Eddie Vedder hails from the Chicago suburb Evanston and has frequently made special appearances solo and with the band in the Windy City.The Lollapalooza date is expected to be part of a handful of North American shows on the back of a previously announced European tour that begins June 8 in Lisbon."


"Several superstar artists have signed on to induct artists into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a March 12 ceremony in New York. Jay-Z will induct Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will induct R.E.M. and the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards will usher in the Ronettes. Patti Smith will be inducted by reclusive Rage Against The Machine vocalist Zach de la Rocha."


Thursday, March 01, 2007

News: PJ To Rock Lollapalooza?

"The major headliner for year three of the retooled Lollapalooza concert will be none other than the band that became the breakout superstar of the old Lollapalooza back in 1992: Seattle's godfathers of grunge, Pearl Jam.
The three-day concert will take place in Grant Park from Aug. 3-5, and Lollapalooza promoters don't plan on announcing the 130-band lineup or putting tickets on sale for several weeks, until late March or early April. They declined to comment on any of the acts Wednesday.
Nevertheless, three concert industry sources confirmed that fans may expect Evanston native Eddie Vedder and his band to perform on Chicago's lakefront as part of a U.S. tour that will follow a European jaunt that has already been announced in June, and which includes several major music festivals."