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Pearl Jam

About

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. The band's lineup consists of founding members Jeff Ament (bass guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), Mike McCready (lead guitar), and Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), as well as Matt Cameron (drums), who joined in 1998. Keyboardist Boom Gaspar has also been a touring/session member with the band since 2002. Drummers Jack Irons, Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, and Dave Abbruzzese are former members of the band. Pearl Jam outsold many of their contemporaries from the early 1990s, and are considered one of the most influential bands of the decade, being dubbed as "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s".Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament's previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with their debut album, Ten, in 1991. Ten stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for nearly five years, and has gone on to become one of the highest-selling rock records ever, going 13× platinum in the United States. Released in 1993, Pearl Jam's second album, Vs., sold over 950,000 copies in its first week of release, setting the record for most copies of an album sold in its first week of release at the time. Their third album, Vitalogy (1994), became the second-fastest-selling CD in history at the time, with more than 877,000 units sold in its first week.

One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, Pearl Jam's members often shunned popular music industry practices such as making music videos or participating in interviews. The band also sued Ticketmaster, claiming it had monopolized the concert-ticket market. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having "spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame."Pearl Jam had sold more than 85 million albums worldwide by 2018, including nearly 32 million albums in the United States by 2012, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 in its first year of eligibility. They were ranked at No. 8 in a reader poll by Rolling Stone magazine in its "Top Ten Live Acts of All Time" issue. Throughout its career, the band has also promoted wider social and political issues, from pro-abortion rights sentiments to opposition to George W. Bush's presidency. Vedder acts as the band's spokesman on these issues.

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July 26, 2022

Pearl Jam return to stage as Eddie Vedder recovers from vocal issues

The band closed out their 2022 European tour in Amsterdam, where they treated the crowd to some live rarities and covers The post Pearl Jam return to stage as Eddie Vedder recovers from vocal issues appeared first on NME.

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July 26, 2022

Pearl Jam return to stage as Eddie Vedder recovers from vocal issues

The band closed out their 2022 European tour in Amsterdam, where they treated the crowd to some live rarities and covers The post Pearl Jam return to stage as Eddie Vedder recovers from vocal issues appeared first on NME.

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July 26, 2022

Eddie Vedder Shrugs Off Throat Issues as Pearl Jam Return for European Tour Closer

After being forced to cancel three gigs, the band successfully returned to the stage in Amsterdam

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July 25, 2022

Pearl Jam Cancel Remaining 3 Dates on European Tour Due to Eddie Vedder’s Vocal Issues

Vedder has been struggling with throat issues since the band's shows in wildfire-whipped Paris.

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July 24, 2022

Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival Cancels ‘Encore Weekend’

Pearl Jam also calls off another European gig due to Vedder's ongoing throat issues

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July 24, 2022

Pearl Jam cancel third consecutive show due to Eddie Vedder’s vocal issues

"Ed is regretfully still without a voice and unable to perform" The post Pearl Jam cancel third consecutive show due to Eddie Vedder’s vocal issues appeared first on NME.

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July 21, 2022

Pearl Jam cancel show after Eddie Vedder’s throat is damaged by dust and smoke from France wildfires

"There’s just no throat available at this time" The post Pearl Jam cancel show after Eddie Vedder’s throat is damaged by dust and smoke from France wildfires appeared first on NME.

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July 20, 2022

Pearl Jam Cancels Vienna Concert After Eddie Vedder’s Throat ‘Damaged’ From Europe’s Heat Wave

Singer unable to perform "due to the extreme circumstances at the last outdoor site outside of Paris (heat, dust, and smoke from the fires)," band says

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July 17, 2022

Eddie Vedder ejects fan from Pearl Jam gig for fighting: “No violence allowed”

According to reports, a woman punched a fellow concertgoer at the band's Zurich show after growing frustrated with him filming the gig The post Eddie Vedder ejects fan from Pearl Jam gig for fighting: “No violence allowed” appeared first on NME.

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July 10, 2022

See Pearl Jam Bring Out Johnny Marr to Cover Neil Young Song in London

The Smiths guitarist also joins band for concert-ending performance of the Who's "Baba O'Riley" at Hyde Park gig

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July 10, 2022

Watch Johnny Marr join Pearl Jam on stage at BST Hyde Park

The Smith's legend joined the band on stage for 'Throw Your Hatred Down' The post Watch Johnny Marr join Pearl Jam on stage at BST Hyde Park appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

The Smile’s ‘A Light for Attracting Attention’ Tops Alternative Albums, Hits Top 10 on Album Sales Chart

Also in the top 10 on Top Album Sales: Drake and Logic debut, while Pearl Jam and Prince return with Record Store Day Drops.

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June 24, 2022

Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam and more react as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

“I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are" The post Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam and more react as Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2022

Watch a terminally ill Pearl Jam fan join the band onstage

One of the wheelchair-bound fan’s last wishes was to see Pearl Jam perform The post Watch a terminally ill Pearl Jam fan join the band onstage appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2022

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Ani DiFranco Team for Song Supporting Abortion Rights

"Ani's fierce melodic independence and her visceral in-the-moment vocal performance took this track to a much higher plane," Gossard says

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June 15, 2022

BST Hyde Park announce details of 2022 Open House series

In between gigs from the likes of The Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam, Hyde Park will host a series of workshops, film screenings and more The post BST Hyde Park announce details of 2022 Open House series appeared first on NME.

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June 15, 2022

Watch Post Malone’s emotional cover of Pearl Jam’s ‘Better Man’ on ‘Howard Stern’

Malone said the song reminds him of his brother, who "introduced me to Pearl Jam in a big fucking way" The post Watch Post Malone’s emotional cover of Pearl Jam’s ‘Better Man’ on ‘Howard Stern’ appeared first on NME.

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June 14, 2022

Watch Post Malone Cover Pearl Jam’s ‘Better Man’ on ‘Howard Stern’

Singer said the track reminds him of his brother Jordan, who's a Marine. "I’ve just been thinking about that a lot lately," he said

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June 8, 2022

Pearl Jam announce Johnny Marr, October Drift and more as BST Hyde Park support

Other acts on the line-up include Fatherson, Temples and LIFE The post Pearl Jam announce Johnny Marr, October Drift and more as BST Hyde Park support appeared first on NME.

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May 18, 2022

Pearl Jam Cancels Shows in Sacramento & Las Vegas Due to COVID-19

The band's bassist, Jeff Ament, has tested positive in the wake of drummer Matt Cameron missing shows in Oakland and Fresno, Calif.

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May 18, 2022

Pearl Jam Cancel Final U.S. Tour Dates After Jeff Ament Tests Positive for Covid

"Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection," band says after Sacramento and Las Vegas gigs nixed

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May 18, 2022

Pearl Jam cancel US tour after Jeff Ament tests positive for COVID-19

"We are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows" The post Pearl Jam cancel US tour after Jeff Ament tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on NME.

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May 18, 2022

Chad Smith and Matt Cameron apologise to Foo Fighters for Taylor Hawkins touring comments

Having previously told Rolling Stone that Hawkins had said he "couldn't do it like this anymore" with the Foo's level of touring, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummers have distanced themselves from the article The post Chad Smith and Matt Cameron apologise to Foo Fighters for Taylor Hawkins touring comments appeared first on NME.

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May 18, 2022

Pearl Jam joined on-stage by founding drummer Dave Krusen for the first time in 31 years

The band have been recruiting drummers to play on their current tour as Matt Cameron recovers from COVID The post Pearl Jam joined on-stage by founding drummer Dave Krusen for the first time in 31 years appeared first on NME.

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May 18, 2022

Chad Smith and Matt Cameron Apologize to Foo Fighters Over Quotes About Taylor Hawkins

The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummers distanced themselves from a Rolling Stone article, where they discussed Hawkins’ privately expressed concerns about Foo Fighters’ touring schedule

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May 17, 2022

Pearl Jam Reunites With Original Drummer Dave Krusen and Performs ‘Ten’ Classics in Concert

He was a surprise fill-in for Matt Cameron at the band's Fresno show.

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May 17, 2022

The Who’s Manager Talks ‘Very Emotional’ Return to Cincinnati, What He Said to Pete Townshend Before Show: Exclusive

Bill Curbishley tells Billboard that Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was "very upset" that COVID prevented him from joining the band on stage during Sunday's show.

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May 17, 2022

Pearl Jam Reunite With Drummer Dave Krusen to Play ‘Ten’ Classics

Krusen — who played on the band's debut album before leaving the group — was one of three ringers the band asked to fill in for the Covid-positive Matt Cameron

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May 17, 2022

Taylor Hawkins’ friends claim he was uncomfortable with Foo Fighters’ touring schedule before his death

The band's representatives have denied claims that Hawkins addressed such issues, while Hawkins friends in Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers said that the drummer had told them: “I can’t do it like this anymore" The post Taylor Hawkins’ friends claim he was uncomfortable with Foo Fighters’ touring schedule before his death appeared first on NME.

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May 17, 2022

Taylor Hawkins Expressed Discomfort About Foo Fighters’ Tour Schedule Before He Died, Friends Claim

“He told me that he ‘couldn’t fucking do it anymore’—those were his words,” Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron told Rolling Stone for a feature about Hawkins’ final days. A representative for the band disputed Cameron and others’ claims.

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Discs

Gigaton (Tour Edition)

July 8, 2022

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MTV Unplugged

October 22, 2020

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Get It Back

October 11, 2020

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Gigaton

March 27, 2020

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Quick Escape

March 25, 2020

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Superblood Wolfmoon

February 18, 2020

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Dance Of The Clairvoyants

January 22, 2020

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Vault 9: Live in Seattle 12/8/93

December 13, 2019

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History Never Repeats

December 12, 2019

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Gimme Some Truth

December 11, 2019

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I Believe in Miracles

December 10, 2019

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Love, Reign O'er Me

December 9, 2019

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Santa Cruz

December 8, 2019

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Falling Down

December 7, 2019

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Santa God

December 6, 2019

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Jingle Bells

December 5, 2019

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Angel

December 4, 2019

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Don't Believe in Christmas

December 3, 2019

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Someday at Christmas

December 2, 2019

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Can't Deny Me

March 13, 2018

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Let's Play Two (Live / Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

September 29, 2017

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Lightning Bolt (Commentary Version)

January 1, 2013

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Lightning Bolt

January 1, 2013

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Ole´

October 4, 2011

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Backspacer

September 19, 2009

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Pearl Jam

May 2, 2006

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Pearl Jam (2017 Mix)

May 2, 2006

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Riot Act

November 8, 2002

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Binaural

May 16, 2000

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Last Kiss

January 1, 1999

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Yield

February 17, 1998

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Given To Fly

December 22, 1997

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No Code

August 6, 1996

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Merkin Ball

December 5, 1995

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Not for You

January 1, 1995

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Vitalogy

November 22, 1994

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go

October 25, 1993

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Vs.

October 19, 1993

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Ten Redux

August 27, 1991

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Ten

August 27, 1991

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Jeremy

January 1, 1991

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Even Flow

January 1, 1991

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