MAKE YOUR PHONE ROCK WITH EXCLUSIVE TONES FROM PEARL JAM'S UPCOMING STUDIO ALBUM, BACKSPACER, ONLY FROM VERIZON WIRELESS

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Beginning this week, fans who love legendary rock band Pearl Jam can find exclusive ringtones and ringback tones only at Verizon Wireless.  Verizon Wireless is giving customers a sneak peak of Pearl Jam's much-anticipated new album, Backspacer, before it is released on Sept. 20, 2009.  One exclusive ringtone and ringback tone will be available from VZW Tones or at www.vzw.com/mp3 for download and purchase each Thursday leading up to the album release, with the final three songs available the week of Sept. 17, 2009.
 
The new exclusive Pearl Jam ringtones and ringback tones from their forthcoming album, Backspacer, will be released as follows:
 
·         Available Now: "The Fixer" and "Got Some"
·         Aug. 6: "Amongst The Waves"
·         Aug. 13: "Just Breathe"
·         Aug. 20: "Gonna See My Friend"
·         Aug. 27: "Supersonic"
·         Sept. 3: "Force of Nature"
·         Sept. 10: "Speed of Sound"
·         Sept. 17: "Johnny Guitar" / "Unthought Known" / "The End"
 
At the dawn of the '90s, Pearl Jam came together to form one of the most influential bands of the modern era.  Beginning with their iconic debut album, Ten, in 1991 and continuing through to today, the quintet have consistently combined the perfect amalgam of punk aesthetics with anthemic, classic rock sounds, and in the process have created one of the most respected catalogs in rock history.  For the past 18 years, Pearl Jam has remained a relevant cultural and political force, having completed countless international tours and selling over 60 million records worldwide.
 
For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.  For information on Pearl Jam, visit www.pearljam.com.
 
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