According to Spin.com, Pearl Jam will be the soundtrack to this year’s World Series. The Seattle grunge band has licensed 48 songs — including all 12 from their newly streaming Lightning Bolt — to Fox Sports for the network’s coverage of Major League Baseball‘s championship battle, running October 23 to 31.
Eddie Vedder and the gang have been known not only for a left-leaning worldview over the years, but also for eschewing corporate team-ups. Their manager Kelly Curtis told Billboard this was a natural fit: “There was a period of time when we didn’t license much music, but for the past many years, we consider licensing requests using the same criteria we do for everything else: Do we like it? Would the fans like it? Does it provide a different forum for fans to hear the music? Is it something we can get behind? The band loves baseball, so this one was a no-brainer.”