Pearl Jam

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Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam in 2006, left to right: Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard
Pearl Jam in 2006, left to right: Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard
Background information
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, grunge, hard rock
Years active1990-present
LabelsEpic
Associated actsSoundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Wellwater Conspiracy
WebsitePearl Jam Homepage
MembersJeff Ament
Stone Gossard
Mike McCready
Eddie Vedder
Matt Cameron
Past membersDave Krusen
Matt Chamberlain
Dave Abbruzzese
Jack Irons

Pearl Jam is an American alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington. They formed in 1990. They were an important part of the grunge (or "Seattle sound") movement of the early 1990s, along with bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains. Pearl Jam has sold around 85 million records worldwide in 2018 and are usually named one of the greatest bands of the 90's.

After fellow Seattle band Mother Love Bone's lead singer, Andrew Wood, passed away around 1990, remaining members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament went to look for a singer and a drummer for a new band. They came across Jack Irons which he soon passed on to Eddie Vedder, who worked at a gas station and occasionally surfed. He then recorded vocals for the songs "Alive", "Once", and "Footsteps". After he sent the demo to the members, Eddie flew up to Seattle and joined the band.

The band is made up of lead singer Eddie Vedder, guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard, bassist Jeff Ament, and drummer Matt Cameron. Along with keyboardist Boom Gaspar and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer as touring members. The band had five drummers, which were Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese, and Jack Irons. Matt Cameron has been Pearl Jam's drummer since 1998.

List of albums[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • 1991 - Ten
  • 1993 - Vs.
  • 1994 - Vitalogy
  • 1996 - No Code
  • 1998 - Yield
  • 2000 - Binaural
  • 2002 - Riot Act
  • 2006 - Pearl Jam
  • 2009 - Backspacer
  • 2013 - Lightning Bolt
  • 2020 - Gigaton

Compilation albums[change | change source]

  • 2003 - Lost Dogs
  • 2004 - Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003
  • 2011 - Pearl Jam Twenty

Live albums[change | change source]

  • Live on Two Legs
  • 2004 - Live at Benaroya Hall
  • 2006 - Live in NYC 12/31/92
  • 2006 - Live at Easy Street
  • 2007 - Live at the Gorge 05/06
  • 2007 - Live at Lollapalooza 2007
  • 2011 - Live on Ten Legs
  • 2011 - 9.11.2011 Toronto, Canada
  • 2011 - Vault #1 Moore Theatre 1992
  • 2012 - Vault #2 Vic Theatre, Chicago 2007
  • 2013 - Vault #3 Constitution Hall, Washington D.C. 9/19/1998
  • 2015 - Vault #4 Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, WA 5/10/2000
  • 2015 - Vault #5 Alladin Theatre, Las Vegas 11/30/1993
  • 2016 - Vault #6 Great Western Forum 7/13/1998
  • 2016 - Live at Third Man Records
  • 2017 - Let's Play Two