I read about this a bit and it's not as bad as it sounds. I still find it sad, but they also included a lot of small music shops as part of the deal.
With that said... when I saw this ad on hulu.com for the first time, the site of Pearl Jam dancing in front of a target logo shocked the shit out of me. I worked at Target when I bought the first Pearl Jam album. Never did I think the 2 would meet.
I can't blame them for selling their record through target as well as other stores. Since nobody is buying cd's anymore, this is the ONLY way to sell a large number of them.
However, I don't really like their music, their combining their music with all of their political grandstanding and I, as many, have not dug them since 10.
I have a feeling that these yahoo's will be our generations version of U2---no good albums for a LONG time yet they keep cranking them out, the media goes apeshit jones over them and they tour every year and for some reason it's treated like a big deal.
I would not be uspset in the least bit if either of these bands NEVER put out another song, ever.
I live in fear of a combined U2/Pearl Jam Tour--The Media would not know what to do with themselves and the result would be several old hipster rock editors from Rolling Stone Magazine (another dinosaur) heads would explode in glee. Actually, a few less rock maganzines around might be a good thing.