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Like Nirvana, Pearl Jam came out of the early-‘90s Seattle music scene that gave birth to the decade’s alternative-rock revolution. But where Nirvana spiked their punk with classic-rock riffs, Pearl Jam sheltered their classic-rock muscle in punk-rock fury. Frontman Eddie Vedder helped the other members of the band pick up the pieces of their previous group, Mother Love Bone, after their singer died. Vedder was smarter, sharper and a better singer than most of his alt-rock peers, which helped drive their debut album, ‘Ten,’ to the top of the charts. For the next few years, Pearl Jam were untouchable, debuting at No. 1 with a string of records. But by the end of the decade, Vedder and the band started to get more contemplative, and the music turned less anthem-sized. They’ve become a more ambitious group in the process, while maintaining some of their rock ‘n’ roll toughness.

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Danny Clinch, PearlJam.com

Pearl Jam Reportedly Planning New Album for 2016

Pearl Jam fans may not have to wait much longer for a follow-up to the band's 2013 Lightning Bolt LP.

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YouTube

Watch Guns N’ Roses and Pearl Jam Vets Team Up to Pay Tribute to Iggy Pop and the Stooges

Some of Seattle's finest got together to help raise money for a local landmark over the weekend, putting together a killer little pickup band and paying tribute to Iggy Pop and the Stooges with a one-of-a-kind rooftop concert.

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Jason Merritt / Jason Oxenham, Getty Images

Robert Plant Teases Pearl Jam About Lifting Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’

It's no secret that the guys in Pearl Jam are Led Zeppelin fans, or that their 1998 single "Given to Fly" owes an obvious debt to Zeppelin's "Going to California."

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Troy Augusto, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Concert Ends in Tragedy at Roskilde Festival

On June 30, 2000, every band's worst nightmare came true for Pearl Jam.

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Reprise

20 Years Ago: Neil Young Teams Up With Pearl Jam for ‘Mirror Ball’

Neil Young bridged the generations when he used Pearl Jam as his backup band on 1995's 'Mirror Ball.'

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

21 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Sue Ticketmaster

Pearl Jam had never been more popular than they were in early 1994.

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YouTube

There’s a Fight Brewing Over Temple of the Dog’s Master Tapes

A&M Records is suing the owner of a Seattle facility where the grunge classic 'Temple of the Dog' was recorded, trying to reclaim the master tapes.

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Denton Country Crime Stoppers
Denton Country Crime Stoppers

Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese

An arrest warrant has been issued for Dave Abbruzzese, who drummed with Pearl Jam from 1991-94.

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Epic

20 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Prove Grunge Isn’t Yet Dead With ‘Vitalogy’

Pearl Jam's third album, 'Vitalogy,' was released Nov. 22, 1994.

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Joe Wolfe
Joe Wolfe

Eddie Vedder Makes Good on 22-Year-Old Promise to Fan

In 1992, Pearl Jam fan Joe Wolfe, who attended the rising band's show at the Cincinnati club Bogart's, ran into several of the group's members at a local movie theater during a screening of 'Wayne's World.'

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