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Riffs: Pearl Jam Review, Barenaked Colonel, Van Halen Petition

June 18, 2008

Rockin'', Votin'', And Bootleggin''

from Virginian-Pilot

Last night, at their tour''s fifth stop, Virginia Beach, Pearl Jam delivered a rockin'' show with an intro from the Kings of Leon. Here''s PJ''s review. Before the show, Pearl Jam rocked the vote as well. Along with HeadCount.org, the band pregamed with a voter registration session. Check it out here. And finally, in one last piece of wackiness, Pearl Jam has teamed up with Verizon to sell recordings of their concerts DRM free. This is the link.


Colonel Robertson

from Kingston Whig-Standard

Ed Robertson, one of Barenaked Ladies'' singer/guitarists, has been asked to serve as Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces Transport and Rescue Squadron. Apparently, he has quite a military history: "Now I''ve passed the naval, the army, the air force, and the search and rescue technician physical tests," Robertson said. Here''s the scoop.


Michael Anthony Petition

from JAY

Despite Van Halen''s recent record-breaking tour, some of the band''s fans are not satisfied with certain personnel changes. One gearhead started a petition urging VH to bring back long time bassist Michael Anthony. Although this particular petition is 99,984 signatures away from its 100,000 goal, "The VH Faithful" hope to eventually return Anthony to his rightful place: next to Eddie, Alex, and Dave.