5 Facts About Pearl Jam

  • 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 (vocals), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Mike McCready (guitar).
  • The band's current drummer is Matt Cameron, also of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998.
  • Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament'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 as being a corporate cash-in on the alternative rock explosion; however, Gossard and Ament had been members of seminal grunge band Green River.
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