Pearl Jam

Bursting out of Seattle's 1990s alternative rock scene, Pearl Jam harnessed the anger and disenchantment of the era to become one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Formed in 1990 when former Mother Love Bone bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard recruited lead guitarist Mike McCready and Californian surfer Eddie Vedder, the band was quick to follow rivals Nirvana into the mainstream with debut album Ten (1991) which reached number 2 on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell over ten million copies in the US. The album’s singles “Alive,” “Even Flow,” and “Black” stand as classic Pearl Jam anthems and are regular fixtures at the band's acclaimed live shows as they continued to tour the globe. Despite boycotting Ticketmaster and refusing to make music videos, the band's popularity endured decades after their initial success, with their unique brand of melodic hard rock and Vedder's bleak, social and political lyrics. They released the chart-topping albums Vs. (1993), Vitalogy (1994), No Code (1996) Yield (1998), Binaural (2000), Backspacer (2006) and Lightning Bolt (2013). They marked their 20th anniversary with the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty (2011), directed by Cameron Crowe, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. The band released their much-delayed eleventh studio album, Gigaton, in March 2020. In 2023, the members of Pearl Jam entered the studio to record their 12th album, Dark Matter, which was scheduled for release in April 2024. The album’s first two singles – “Dark Matter” and “Running” – were released in February and March, respectively.

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