Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), Jeff Ament (bass guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), and Mike McCready (lead guitar). The band's current drummer is Matt Cameron, formerly of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998.
Formed after the demise of Ament and Gossard's previous band Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten. One of the key bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, Pearl Jam was criticized early on—most notably by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain—as being a corporate cash-in on the alternative rock explosion. However, over the course of the band's career its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make music videos and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having "spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame."
Since its inception, the band has sold over thirty million records in the U.S., and an estimated sixty million worldwide. Pearl Jam has outlasted many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade. Allmusic calls Pearl Jam "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s."
Spectacular show! 37 songs, almost 3 1/2 hours. Energy unbelievable. I was way up high in the arena but everyone near me was rocking with the band. Could have cut a few of the covers. The only songs missing that I would have loved were Rear View Mirror, Yellow Ledbetter and more from the self-titled Pearl Jam album.
one of the times i saw pearl jam i cant even remember the name of the place, it was a downtown seatle bar/restaurant , it was on the water! now to give you a hint about how long ago this was it was 1 year or so before the first album came out! that was just an awesome show everybody worked their majick it has been about twenty years since, and i am still a hugeFAN!
what an awesome show!i love Pearl Jam!band of horses came on 1st..couldn't hear some of the words but they sounded good!Pearl Jam came on around 9pm..and boy did they put on a show!sound could've been a little better..but overall very good show!the only songs they didn't sing were:"Black","Jeremy",and"Daughter"..keep up the good work guys!i own the greatest hits cd.