Pearl Jam Front-Man Sued For Altering Lyrics

Pearl Jam front-man Eddie Vedder has been sued for altering the lyrics of the track “Hard Sun”. The track, written by Gordon Peterson, was featured on the ‘Into the Wild‘ soundtrack. Peterson claims Vedder altered the key lyrics which “eroded the integrity” of the song. Universal Music is also named in the suit claiming the label licensed “Hard Sun” without Peterson’s permission.

Silverstein plan four-night Concert

Silverstein have decided to celebrate their 10-year anniversary by booking a four-night stand at the El Mocambo in Toronto, Ontario, from March 18-21. Making these shows extra-special is the information that “each night will be a specific album from start to finish, complete with a special encore of rare and old songs + some requests,” according to the band. Four-night passes are $50 CAD and available here; individual tickets are $15 CAD per night and available here.

James Owen Sullivan, Avenged Sevenfold drummer found dead

Sullivan’s body was discovered by firefighters who were called to his house around 1 p.m. local time on Dec. 28. According to Huntington Beach police Lt. John Domingo commented that it appeared the 28-year-old drummer died of natural causes. The Coroner’s Office is investigating his untimely death. Band said on their website “Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother.”

Live Nation/Ticketmaster Merger Approved in U.K

The proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster took one giant step toward becoming a reality yesterday as the U.K. Competition Commission approved of the union, which would join the biggest ticketing and artist management company with the largest concert promotions company. The last obstacle to the proposed merger is approval from Canada and the United States, where the Department of Justice is reportedly in the final round of review before finally deciding whether to allow the massive venture.