Quotes from Stephen King interview with The Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour in Paris. It’s a popular name in Australia, and there a lot of people with that name there who have been doing crimes: Stephen Kings who have set houses on fire and Stephen Kings who are bank robbers. What I (also) see more and more are obituaries where so and so died at age 89 and he was a ‘big fan of Stephen King novels.’”—-SPECIAL GUESTS—-“Jill Biden showed up at a public event that I did. One time, I’m doing a reading in Seattle, and I’m looking at the crowd, 70-80 people. And I’m looking at this guy in the front row and he’s wearing workout pants, with a stripe down the side, and sneakers.
Houston Concert Watch 2/17: Nathan Quick, Patti Smith and More
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Tonight, front man Eddie Vedder will perform a virtual concert for the 34th annual Tibet House US Benefit concert. The folksy, bluesy rock and roll singer's most recent release "Southern Miles" combines just about everything the Houston native does well. Patti SmithLive-Streaming – 19 FebruaryWhen Patti Smith moved to New Jersey at the tender age of 9, she felt like an outcast. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first performance together, Smith and Lenny Kaye will live-stream a performance via Veeps on Friday night.houstonpress.com
Given to Vote: Pearl Jam gets political again during hiatus
Pearl Jam fans who answered FaceTime calls from the rhythm guitarist got something extra for taking a vote-by-mail pledge — the latest offering from the band in a career full of activism and advocacy for political causes. Gossard offered free tickets to the next Pearl Jam show in that person’s city. “They were really happy when I told them I’d get them into the show,” the 54-year-old Gossard with a laugh. McCready and Gossard said Philadelphia has long been the home of Pearl Jam’s most fervent supporters. Gossard says his campaign promise of a few free tickets will be kept — as long their fans take the pledge.
Pearl Jam's 'Gigaton' boldly goes to the Red Planet, has 'Apollo' launch on SiriusXM
For the last 30 years, Pearl Jam has traversed the globe bringing a signature grunge rock sound to the masses. The show will air live on SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio (Channel 22) . Pearl Jam band members (from left) Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Boom Gaspar. But I certainly did gather that "Gigaton" is an emotional-political journey that is quintessential Pearl Jam, with an out-of-this-world twist this time around. Editor's note: After this story posted, Pearl Jam announced that they've postponed their tour due to the global health crisis.space.com