Pearl Jam Songs Will Soundtrack 2013 World Series, Band Gets Tribute Week From Jimmy Fallon
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Pearl Jam kicks off its North American tour on Friday night in Pittsburgh, but the band made headlines before even taking the stage. As Billboard revealed in a cover story on Pearl Jam, the group will provide the soundtrack for this year's World Series on Fox Television, including all 12 songs on their new album, "Lightning Bolt."
"There was a period of time when we didn't license much music," Kelly Curtis, Pearl Jam's manager, told Billboard. "But for the past many years, we consider licensing requests using the same criteria we do for everything else: Do we like it? Would the fans like it? Does it provide a different forum for fans to hear the music? Is it something we can get behind? The band loves baseball, so this one was a no-brainer."
The World Series is set to begin on Oct. 23. Two days before that, however, Pearl Jam will have another national stage: "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
From Oct. 21 through Oct. 25, Fallon's talk show will celebrate Pearl Jam with a week of co
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