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.
Stone Gossard on 'Rock Is Dead': 'Who Knows and Who Cares?'
Pearl Jam guitarist discusses long-running controversy and looks back at grunge's effect on metal.
Eddie Vedder Returns to Performing After Damaging Vocal Cords
Pearl Jam had been forced to cancel shows while the frontman recovered.
Pearl Jam Announces Intimate Show at New York's Apollo Theater
Show was first scheduled to happen in March 2020.
Pearl Jam Cancel Two Shows After Jeff Ament Gets COVID-19
Bassist's positive test comes less than a week after drummer Matt Cameron was sidelined by COVID.
Original Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Sits in at Concert
With Matt Cameron still sidelined with coronavirus, the band's first drummer stepped in.
Josh Klinghoffer and Fan Fill in on Drums at Pearl Jam Concert
Band's touring guitarist split drumming duties with a local musician following news that Matt Cameron tested positive for COVID-19.
Pearl Jam Kick Off 2022 Tour: Photos, Videos and Set List
Concert marked band's first live performance of the year.
Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam Members Form New Band
Listen to the debut album from 3rd Secret.
Pearl Jam Have 'Recorded Some Songs' for New Album
Stone Gossard said work is underway in producer Andrew Watt's basement.