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The Black Circle Has Stopped Spinning

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In 1995, Pearl Jam toured in support of their third full length, Vitalogy. Though the album wasn't the traditional send up to the band's unparalleled Ten, it was to be an otherwise ordinary tour of the best that grunge rock had to offer, save for one looming message: Ticketmaster is the devil.

Thirteen years later, that well-intentioned boycott is deader than a mummy as lead singer Eddie Vedder and Ticketmaster prepare for an upcoming Wiltern show where a single ticket price could dent your wallet to the tune of $90.

If pop is dead, so is any hope of circumventing the world-wide ticket broker.