Scans: Pearl Jam, Rolling Stones, Madonna, Everclear, R.E.M.

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder joined the Rolling Stones

Wednesday on the final night of the two bands' four-night stand at the Oakland Coliseum

in California for a duet with Mick Jagger on the Stones' "Waiting for a

Friend"... Speaking of Pearl Jam, the band kicks off a world tour in support of its fifth

album with concerts in Maui, Hawaii on Feb. 20 and 21. Heather Davis, a spokeswoman

at Epic Records, said that Feb. 3 has been confirmed as the release date for the album, but

maintained that the tentative title Yield is still subject to change. Meanwhile, the

disc's first single, "Given to Fly," is now slated to hit radio airwaves in early January... In

other Stones news, Rolling Stone magazine has added an "S" to its name for the

upcoming cover story on the band, marking the first time the magazine's name has been

changed specifically for a cover feature...

After nearly 16 years with only one manager, Freddy DeMann, Madonna has

made a management change and signed with Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch of New

York-based Q Prime Management, whose client roster includes Metallica,

Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and Veruca Salt. Burnstein said the pair were

recommended to the Material Girl by her hot Maverick Records A&R man, Guy O'Seary,

and that, like all his clients, managing the diva's career will be a "unique challenge.

Madonna carries with her the incredible force of what she's built up over the last 14 years."

Burnstein revealed that the artist's next album is finished and due for a March 1998 release

and that it was "a big step forward for her."...

A 23-year-old Everclear fan suffered a spinal injury at the band's Nov. 14 show

in Boston's Paradise Theater when New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe and

several teammates did a stage dive during the band's set. Singer Art Alexakis

released a statement on Tuesday in which he said, "We had no idea that Drew and the other

Patriots were going to come on stage and not in our wildest dreams did we ever think that

they were going to stage dive." The band ended the show after the incident and Alexakis

said, "While we have the utmost respect for Drew, the New England Patriots and the

management of the Paradise, we cannot condone any actions which put the safety of our

fans in jeopardy." The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Bledsoe and the

two other Patriots will not be charged in the incident, and that the investigation had shifted

to the club itself, which could lose its license if it is found to have been responsible for the

injuries...

"Free Arthur Lee" is the name of the new single by soul revolutionaries

The Make-Up. The band is demanding an appeal for Lee, the former leader of the

quintessential L.A. '60s band Love, who has been incarcerated since 1996 for

firearm possession violations... Sub Pop Records has inked a deal to draw upon the marketing

resources of Sire Music Group. The first artists to reap benefits

from the arrangement will be Sebadoh and Sunny Day Real

Estate, both of whom have new releases slated for 1998... So you

didn't get enough of that crunchy, grrl-powered R&R with the new Joan

Jett collection Fit to Be Tied? Then mark your calendars for

Jan. 25, when Lookout Records releases The Donnas' American

Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine. The band's sophomore disc features 10

cuts of guitar-driven gusto, including "You Make Me Hot" and "Gimme My

Radio"... Those who haven't kept up with Pizzicato 5's series of

12-inch remix EPs can play catch-up at the end of January when Matador

releases The Remix Album. The collection features more than a dozen

retooled cuts from the Happy End of the World album, including

pieces by The Automator, Gus Gus and Oval...

Neo-psychedelic monsters The Brian Jonestown Massacre are reviving

the art of the answer record. Their latest release is a self-released

single called "Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth," an instrumental

response to the Dandy Warhols' "Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth"...

The condition of country legend Johnny Cash, currently hospitalized

for treatment for pneumonia and Shy-Drager syndrome, has been upgraded from "serious

but stable" to "stable and improving"... Although neither band's management will confirm

or deny it ("we want it to be a secret surprise for fans" said one insider), R.E.M.

and Pearl Jam are joining forces this Christmas season to put out a joint holiday

single for their fan clubs. The single features a new R.E.M. song, "Live for Today," the

last effort with recently departed drummer Bill Berry, while Pearl Jam contribute

the new song "Happy When I'm Crying"... SST Records will release an archival live

album from Henry Rollins-era Black Flag entitled Live '84

(Jan. 27). The 19-track album features previously-unreleased versions of "The Process of

Weeding Out," "Slip It In," "Six Pack," "My War," "Nothing Left Inside" and "Forever

Time"...

Jane's Addiction's Nov. 22 ENIT date at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic

Auditorium will feature a DJ set from the Funky Techno Tribe from 2-6 a.m., as well as

multi-culti live music and DJ's in the "Raktavasa Room," including sets from the Ali

Khan Band, Yasir and Beyond Race, augmented by the usual

"performance artist dancers, snake dancers, belly dancers, puppeteers." Other "rooms" set

up at the all-night event include the "Jam Room," "The Beach" and the "Genie Bottle

Room," where free manicures and pedicures will be offered...

Finally, Insane Clown Posse rapper Violent J (Frank Bruce)

lived up to his name on Nov. 16 when the clown-faced MC jumped into the crowd at

Albuquerque, N.M.'s The Zone and got into a scuffle with what the ICP's people are

calling an "overzealous" fan. The Associated Press, however, reported that Bruce

was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly smacked the fan 30 times with his

microphone. The rapper was held for four hours and released on $5,000 bail and ordered

to return for a future hearing.

(ATN's Senior Writer Gil Kaufman and Staff Writer Chris Nelson compiled this

report.)

[Fri., Nov. 21, 1997, 9 a.m. PDT]