Tonight's mystery artist once referred to today's pop music as being crap with a high fructose content.   Can you guess who that might be or his band?? This was an interesting interview with Rolling Stone Magazine and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Funny too because more than once Vedder has been accused of producing commercial content and Curt Cobain even accused him of being a sell out after the success of their album 'Ten' Still as a song writer you can't doubt his talent as one of the forces behind the band and his success on other musical projects so I'm going to give his opinion merit.  This is the total quote from the interview:

RS: I take it you're not into much new pop music, then.
EV: These pop songs almost feel like tabloid journalism, in a way. It's crap that people seem to like. And I don't know if it has meaning. I don't know if one of the pop songs of the summer has any fiber in it. People are consuming it, and is it healthy? I don't know. Maybe it's some kind of way of taking themselves away from their problems. Maybe there's some healthy property or some restorative property that I'm not receiving. It seems like it has a really high fructose content.

Tonight's featured song "Better Man" was written by a Eddie Vedder while he was still in High School.  The song was first performed with his then band Bad Radio.  Wikipedia cites the song as the eleventh track on Pearl Jam's third studio album, Vitalogy (1994).  Despite the lack of a commercial single release, "Better Man" reached the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and spent a total of eight weeks at number one. Here it is done live.

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