Pearl Jam Biography

Pearl Jam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), Mike McCready (guitar), and Eddie Vedder (vocals). The band's fifth and current drummer is Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998.

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament's previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, over the course of the band's career, its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make music videos, giving interviews and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having "spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame."

To date, the band has sold more than 31.5 million records in the U.S, and an estimated 60 million worldwide. Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic referred to Pearl Jam as "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s."

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Eddie Vedder covers John Lennon's 'Imagine' live following anti-war comments

The Pearl Jam frontman played the song during a solo show in Portugal

  • Jul 21, 2014

Eddie Vedder responds to controversy over anti-war comments

Pearl Jam singer quotes John Lennon in statement in which he defends his anti-war speech

  • Jul 17, 2014

Fans react to Eddie Vedder's anti-war speech at Milton Keynes gig

His words have been branded an 'anti-Israeli diatribe' but have also gained support

  • Jul 16, 2014

Pearl Jam thank local authorities for letting in band member without passport at Open'er Festival

Elsewhere, Afghan Whigs played 'Across 110th Street' in honour of the late Bobby Womack

  • Jul 4, 2014

Eddie Vedder drinks wine from fan's trainer – watch

Sweaty concoction glugged during Pearl Jam show in Stockholm

  • Jun 30, 2014

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Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt

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Sirens

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Amongst The Waves

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Just Breathe

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Pearl Jam Reviews

Pearl Jam - 'Lightning Bolt'

Pearl Jam - 'Lightning Bolt'

The quintet’s 10th album tries to experiment, but there’s something very ‘mopey American teenager’ about ‘Lightning Bolt’

  • Oct 14, 2013

Pearl Jam : Sydney Entertainment Centre

Grunge stagers grow old gracefully

  • Mar 2, 2003

Pearl Jam : Riot Act

Mystic comeback from Eddie Vedder's Seattle veterans

  • Nov 12, 2002

Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre

Just because Pearl Jam lost a few battles doesn't make them sell-outs - just another band...

  • Nov 2, 2000

Chicago UCI Pavilion

He murmurs a final salute, "Vote Proud", and disappears into the wings.

  • Oct 27, 2000

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