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.
Jeff Ament Can't Vibe With Rockers 'David Lee Roth-ing' Onstage
Pearl Jam co-founder admits he's "never gonna be the guy blowing kisses to the crowd."
Watch Pearl Jam Close Chicago Show With a Cheap Trick Cover
Band wrapped up the first of two nights at United Center with tribute to local heroes.
Could Pearl Jam's New Album Sound More Like Pop Music?
Stone Gossard hints at producer Andrew Watt's influence on 'Gigaton' follow-up.
Pearl Jam Focused on 'Different and Exciting' Things for Next LP
Stone Gossard says they have “demos for days” as sessions continue with producer Andrew Watt.
Pearl Jam Play New York City's Apollo Theater: Photos, Set List
Band visits New York City's famed venue for the first time.
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.