Pearl Jam has teamed with Fox Sports to let them use 48 Pearl Jam songs for this month’s World Series coverage. The coverage airs October 23-31 on Fox and will feature the group’s music throughout November as Artist of the Month across all Fox Sports properties.
The deal includes all 12 tracks from their new album, “Lightning Bolt,” plus 36 songs from the Pearl Jam catalog spanning all the band’s albums, with the exception of 2002′s “Riot Act.”
Catalog highlights include “Animal,” “Better Man,” “Black,” “Blood,” “Corduroy,” “Daughter,” “Even Flow.”
Many people know that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and has become close friends with Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck as well.
Pearl Jam’s songs will be featured in all types of music beds during the World Series, from opening teases and commercial bumpers to montages, as well as additional promotional inventory across Fox prime-time and cable networks in November.