Sunday, June 5, 2011

Eddie Vedder tops the hennemusic Hot 10

The Pearl Jam buzz is building as the band’s 20th Anniversary celebrations get closer each week; part of that momentum is the new music, DVD and tour by PJ frontman Eddie Vedder, who tops the hennemusic Hot 10 this week.

Vedder’s solo album, "Ukelele Songs,” and concert DVD, “Water On The Road,” were released this past Tuesday (May 31), in advance of Eddie’s US tour, which launches next week in Rhode Island.

Vedder’s new video for “Can’t Keep” – a song originally recorded for PJ’s 2002 album, “Riot Act” - took the top spot on the HH10, while news about PJ’s new album landed at #4.

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending June 5, 2011

01 – VIDEO: Eddie Vedder – Can’t Keep
02 – Rush: Neil Peart to appear on Late Show With David Letterman
03 – Chickenfoot: second album almost finished
04 – Pearl Jam: new album update
05 – Van Halen mixing new album, says Slash
06 – AUDIO: Trent Reznor covers Led Zeppelin for upcoming film
07 – Roger Waters has ‘no wish to reunite with Pink Floyd ever again’
08 – VIDEO: Linkin Park – Iridescent
09 – Metallica voted Most Influential Band Of The Past 30 Years
10 – KISS: Vinnie Vincent allowed to return home

Great news for drummers, fans of drumming, Rush fans and Neil Peart fans came in at #2, as the Late Show with David Letterman gears up for Drum Solo Week (starts Monday, June 6).

The reclusive Peart is set to make a rare solo TV appearance on Letterman Thursday, in what is sure to be a highlight of the themed week.

#3 this week confirms rock fans are keeping their eyes on the status of Chickenfoot, as we get an update on the band’s sophomore album. Due later this year, the guys have been working on the record, which guitarist Joe Satriani says “we’re hoping to mix sometime in June.” Should the band begin touring upon the album’s release, there’s still the issue of a temporary drummer for the supergroup, as Chad Smith heads back to his day job with The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Slash’s update on the Van Halen album slips from #4 last week to #5 this time, as VH fans anxiously await news about the band’s first album with David Lee Roth since 1984.

Other big items this week include a Led Zeppelin cover by Trent Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (at #6); Roger Waters dashing fans hopes of a Pink Floyd reunion (#7); a new Linkin Park video with cross-promo ties to the new Transformers film (#8); Metallica topping a Kerrang! Magazine poll as the Most Influential Band Of The Past 30 Years (#9); and, an update on former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent’s personal and legal troubles (#10).

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Eddie Vedder – Can’t Keep (2011)

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