Newswire: Pearl Jam signs unholy détente with Ticketmaster to renovate Seattle venue

The rise of Donald Trump and his “alt-right” goons has threatened to undermine the very foundation of the United States, but as a wise man has attempted to say a few times: “He will not divide us.” These days, it’s more important than ever to bury hatchets and squash beefs, and perhaps it is with that spirit in mind that Pearl Jam has decided to do the unthinkable by joining forces with its old nemesis, Ticketmaster. According to Billboard, the two are teaming up as part of a larger alliance to take over and redevelop Seattle’s KeyArena venue, which is currently owned by AEG.

In 1994, Pearl Jam took on Ticketmaster’s exorbitant service fees and accused the company of operating like a monopoly. The band attempted to exclusively play non-Ticketmaster venus while touring behind its Vs. album, and bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard even testified …

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