“MFC” is now officially old enough to drive: it was 16 years ago today that Pearl Jam first took the “Yield” song out for its road test, premiering it live on Feb. 20, 1998 in Hawaii. TFT now celebrates the song’s 16th live birthday with a guest post from PJ fan Rich Wilson (@RTW702) delving [...]


Pearl Jam Pictorial: West Lightning Bolt Tour Scrapbook

by Jessica Letkemann on December 31, 2013

Leg 2 of Pearl Jam’s “Lightning Bolt” tour 2013 told in photos & words by eight fans: Jessica Letkemann, Thaís Campos, Su May Ong, Aris Siliverdis, Shannon Monroe, Brian Smith, Rich Wilson & Juan C. Campos.


Pearl Jam Pictorial: Lightning Bolt Tour East Scrapbook

by Jessica Letkemann on December 23, 2013

Leg 1 of Pearl Jam’s “Lightning Bolt” tour 2013 told in photos and words by four fans: Jessica Letkemann, Rich Wilson, Su May Ong and Aris Siliverdis.


The draw of Pearl Jam’s music live is such that once it grabs you, it never lets go!   To mark his 20th Pearl Jam show anniversary, Jeff Blagg – creator of the free Pearl Jam show statistic app PJ Stat Tracker - shares a few words about his own personal PJ20 on Nov. 12th, 2013.  (Ever [...]


Electric Hollywood: Matt Cameron’s New Pearl Jam Drum Logo

by Jessica Letkemann on November 8, 2013

The new lightning logo on Cameron’s drum is reminiscent of the logo of vintage Hollywood studio RKO.


After 22 years, a Long-Lored 1991 Pearl Jam Show is Confirmed

by John Reynolds on September 30, 2013

After 22 years of rumor and vague recollection, the existence of early Pearl Jam show from September 26, 1991 surfaces. Were you there?


Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field: A Summer’s End Rewind

by Jessica Letkemann on September 2, 2013

As summer 2013 closes, my most memorable Pearl Jam moment of the season — the Wrigley Field show — has come into sharper focus with wistful memories that stretch a lot farther back than July 19.


Decoding Mike McCready’s M I K E Guitar Picks

by Jessica Letkemann on August 21, 2013

Mike McCready’s been raining M I K & E picks on Pearl Jam crowds since 2011. Here’s a look at all 16 types and what they mean. It’s elemental.


TFT10: Thanks to Pearl Jam, Thanks to our Readers

by Kathy Davis , Jessica Letkemann , John Reynolds on April 5, 2013

Ten years ago today, we asked the question: Does the world need another Pearl Jam website? We said Yes!


Jeff Ament: 50 Years By The Numbers

by Jessica Letkemann on March 10, 2013

Founding Pearl Jam member Jeff Ament turns 50 on March 10th. TFT takes a look at his life of music