Pearl Jam to Be Subject of Weeklong Tribute on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Pearl Jam will become the latest artist to be saluted with a week-long tribute by NBC's Late Night withJimmy Fallon. The series of shows will take place from Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25 and will celebrate the release of the group’s Lightning Bolt album, which hits stores on October 15. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will kicks things off on Monday with a performance of "Footsteps," supported by members of The Avett Brothers, while Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold will tackle Pearl Jam’s hit "Corduroy" with a number of “special guests” on Tuesday. Country star Dierks Bentleywill team up with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Late Night house band The Roots for a special performance on Wednesday night, while Pearl Jam will take the stage to perform tracks from Lightning Bolt on Thursday and Friday nights.
Other artists who've received similar tributes on Fallon include Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and Bruce Springsteen. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET.
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STP Guitarist Dean DeLeo Says Chester Bennington Was His Only Choice to Replace Scott Weiland
Choosing the replacement for former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland may seem like a daunting task, but for Dean DeLeo, it was an easy decision. The guitarist says Linkin Park frontmanChester Bennington was his only choice to be the group’s new lead singer.
“It wasn’t even discussed,” he tells ABC News Radio. “I brought up Chester’s name, we reached out to him. There was no one else’s name on the table, this belonged to him. It really did.”
DeLeo says that Bennington’s vocal range was one of the main reasons he was chosen for the job, especially since the guys want to perform a wide variety of career-spanning tracks during their concerts. “I knew there was a lot of songs in our catalog that we were unable to play anymore just because of Scott’s range that Chester would just be able to…really, really do justice to,” he explains. “I also knew how creative and talented the guy was.” Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington put out their debut EP, High Rise, last week. DeLeo says he was hoping to put out a full-length album for their first release, but Bennington’s schedule didn’t allow for it. “To write and record 10 or 12 songs is gonna take about six weeks,” he notes. “We didn’t have it. We only had about three or four, so you gotta really manage the time that you have, especially with Chester’s other job. If we had six or eight or ten weeks we would have done a full album, but we didn’t.”
According to the industry website Hits Daily Double, High Rise is likely to debut in the #11 slot on theBillboard 200 albums chart, selling 13,000 to 15,000 copies. The Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be released on Wednesday.