Monday, March 15, 2010

MusicMonday: Pearl Jam on SNL / Free Downloads!

Pearl Jam Announces Tour, Performs on Saturday Night Live

The musical guest on this weekend's Saturday Night Live was Pearl Jam! The band, who just last week announced a May tour (see stops here), performed "Just Breathe" and "Unthought Known" from Backspacer. And they also appeared in a funny Twilight Zone sketch. Click the video screens below to view the great performances -- compliments of NBC.
  • March 22 update: well, NBC finally caught on and pulled down the clips -- this is just another reason why everyone hates NBC now!
  • March 23 update: Pearl Jam’s performances from SNL are now available on iTunes -- "Just Breathe" @ and "Unthought Known" @

    Free Downloads

    Here are this week's free offerings:
  • HeadCount and the NRDC Action Fund have teamed up with Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Jack Johnson and many other top acts to offer a free 17-track Best of Bonnaroo download compilation here.
  • Download the album Love from Angels & Airwaves (featuring Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 and Box Car Racer) for free here.
  • The Landmark Music Spring 2010, the new digital compilation featuring 10 new songs, is now available for download here! Compiled with the help Filter Magazine, the new edition of Landmark Music features songs by AM, Black Gold, the Iranian rock band Hypernova, Karen O and The Kids (from the soundtrack to the movie Where The Wild Things Are) and more. You can select individual tracks for download or take the entire playlist for your personal collection.
  • Get your free download of the new Gaelic Storm song "Raised on Black and Tans" from their forthcoming CD Cabbage here.
  • Blake Shelton's "Delilah" is available from Walmart here (just enter code: DELILAH).
  • While Carly Simon still holds out on the identity of the "You're So Vain" inspiration, she has revisited another hit (the Oscar-winning "Let the River Run" from Working Girl). The new slowed-down version has a slightly-altered title "Let the Riverrun" and is available for free download from Walmart here.
  • And remember to keep checking in with Smashing Pumpkins -- as they continue to roll out dozens of free songs. They now have a total of three new tunes available on their site here.

And don't forget to continually check the following sources for more free downloads -- new songs covering all genres are added frequently. Just click on the links below and enjoy some new tunes.

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