Pearl Jam has had a busy past few days.
For starters, they dropped “Can’t Deny Me,” their first new song since 2013. The protest track was released exclusively to their Ten Club fan club members on Saturday (March 10.) with this tease shared on the band's social media accounts:
CantDenyMe. #PearlJam https://t.co/BeEtn8Flr2
Preston & Steve debuted the song early this morning thanks to MMR's resident Ten Club Member, Nick McIlwain. If you missed it, Pierre will play the song again during his long block of Pearl Jam this afternoon.
In other Pearl Jam news: Guitarist Mike McCready has been tapped by the charity MusiCares to receive their Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his work in helping those seeking treatment for addiction and substance abuse.
Per GRAMMY.com, McCready will receive the award at the MusiCares Concert For Recovery, which is taking place on May 10. So far, a number of big names have been booked for the show including Slash, Duff McKagan, Mike Ness, Chad Smith and Nancy Wilson.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles. (She received an A.)