Friday, June 5, 2009

Target to release album with Pearl Jam

Rumors started this past weekend that Pearl Jam had staged a secret show at Seattle's Showbox theater Thursday night, during which they shot a Target commercial with longtime buddy and filmmaker Cameron Crowe. Now Entertainment Weekly is reporting – after interviewing Pearl Jam’s manager Kelly Curtis - that the band has established a partnership with Target for the release of their next record (titled Backspacer) which is tentatively slated to drop September 22.

Curtis, who was in Los Angeles preparing for the band's appearance on the premiere of Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show earlier this week, says he wishes this information could have stayed in the can a bit longer: "We wanted to announce this when we could talk about everything, who our partners are. It's not just via Target. They're obviously the big retail chain that we love and adore that's going to release this record. We're also going to release it through our fan club, and Target was cool enough to allow us to pick up little indie [stores], too. They're taking care of the little guy. The little guy is not their competition."

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