Found this on Techdirt. I'm not a big Pearl Jam fan, but this article is pretty interesting. Sounds like they really get it when it comes to giving away music for free, and providing DRM-free downloads of their music.
Great news! Greg Howe will be joining Derek Sherinian's awesome prog band Planet X! This info has just come out in the last few days. Word is Greg will not be able to commit to the band until 2007. Not sure how this will effect the new Planet X album that is in the works. Allan Holdsworth and Brett Garsed will apparently both appear on the album, but Sherinian mentioned on his message board that the new guitarist (who we now know to be Greg Howe) will be featured on the album as well. Per Derek, a status report on the album will be coming at the end of the month. Here are some links I've found with more info:
Saw this on the Steve Morse site, and in this Mike Varney profile piece on studioexpresso.com. Jeff Richman is producing another tribute album for the Tone Center label. This time it's a Steely Dan tribute including Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Al DiMeola, Steve Lukather, Jimmy Herring, Jay Graydon, Elliot Randall, and others. I love Steely Dan. This should be awesome!