You may have seen this already if you’re a Pearl Jam fan or a Sleater-Kinney fan, but last Friday night’s encore of “Rockin’ In the Free World” at the Pearl Jam show in Portland actually featured all three members of Sleater-Kinney on stage together for the first time since 2006. Rolling Stone called it a reunion, and most other sites followed right along. And we weren’t sure what to think of it when we saw it, but the rumors seem to be swirling up as a result of some recent news hitting the airwaves today.
Janet Weiss, drummer for S-K and Wild Flag, basically announced that Wild Flag had run its course in an interview with The Skinny. Also in that interview:
It’s hard to resist asking The Question. Thankfully, Weiss takes it in good humour and laughs as she says: “Oh, you know, yeah, I wouldn’t rule it out. I don’t think we’ll be able to stay away from each other forever!”
And that was before the full Sleater-Kinney sit-in with Pearl Jam.
We know Fred (or whoever runs this Facebook page) must be excited:
But here was the kicker for us: Greg Kot has decreed that the reunion is imminent.
He typically doesn’t say something in print without being able to back it up, so I’d put the chances of this happening at strong-to-very-strong and let’s start seeing if their name pops up on the major music festivals next year. For now, it’s basically just a rumor that we’re spreading with everyone else. We’ll keep you posted as more becomes available.