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Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam

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Famous as :

Grunge music band

Birth Name :

Mookie Blaylock

Birth Date :

1990

Birth Place :

Seattle, Washington, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Ten" (1991)

Biography


Marking their comeback to recording industry smoothly with single “World Wide Suicide” peaking on the top spot of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks, Pearl Jam seems very ready to continue showing their dominance in the mainstream rock music judging from their hectic schedule of live performance for the rest of 2006. In support of their eponymous album, the band has already arranged a worldwide tour covering European and Australia which is slated to kick off on November 7 at Acer Arena in Sydney while preparing to commence the second leg of their U.S. tour by June 23 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As for that in Europe, the group set to start on August 23 in Dublin, Ireland to wrap on September 30 in Athens, Greece after going around countries like Belgium, Spain, and Germany among others. Apart from this, there are also appearances at Summerfest on June 29-30 in Milwaukee alongside Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers plus those at two U.K. festivals namely Leeds and Reading festivals by late August, all certainly would bring great excitement to their dear fans.

Regarded as one of the Big Four of grunge music alongside Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, Pearl Jam in fact has a long history concerning its origin which can be traced back to the mid-eighties upon the arrival of a punk band called Green River in Seattle music scene. A synthesis of several local acts, Green River sadly did not exist long in the circuit yet it had brought together two talented guys, Jeff Ament (born on March 10, 1963 in Havre, Montana) and Stone Carpenter Gossard (born on July 20, 1966 in Seattle, Washington), to stick to each other when they decided to take separated way with the troupe's 3 other members. Joining Malfunkshun vocalist Andrew Wood to form Mother Love Bone, they afterwards worked hand in hand to finally gain a recording deal from PolyGram Records, but a tragic incident struck before their first effort was even released as Wood was found dead from a heroin overdose in March 1990.

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Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon's 'Imagine' at Concert Following His Anti-War Comment

July 22, 2014 04:45:11 GMT

For the first time in his career, 's frontman covered 's classic "Imagine" during a live concert. The singer, appearing at the Super Bock Super Rock festival in Portugal late last week, was accompanied only by an acoustic guitar when playing the track.
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Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Launches Anti-War Rant During Concert in England

July 17, 2014 08:15:30 GMT

launched an anti-war speech during his band 's recent concert at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in England. The vocalist was performing his song "Daughter" with a wine bottle in hand when he stopped singing to voice his opinion about wars.
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Video: Pearl Jam Sings 'Frozen' Soundtrack 'Let It Go' During a Gig in Italy

June 23, 2014 01:46:05 GMT

covered "Let It Go" during a recent concert in Italy. Taking the stage at Milan's Stadio San Siro, the band launched into the soundtrack of Disney's hit movie "" during an extended riff on their own hit "Daughter".
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Pearl Jam Brings Out Arcade Fire's Win Butler to Cover Neil Young's Song at Australian Show

February 04, 2014 07:25:38 GMT

brought out 's vocalist Win Butler for the final song at Big Day Out Festival in Perth, Australia. The rockers joined forces to perform a cover of 's 1989 track entitled "Rockin' in the Free World".
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Pearl Jam Scores Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Lightning Bolt'

October 24, 2013 02:26:21 GMT

's "" has debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200 chart. Nielsen Soundscan reports that the rock band's latest release dethrones last week's first placer, ' "", after selling 166,000 copies in its first week.
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Pearl Jam Announces New Album, Releases New Single

July 12, 2013 02:08:09 GMT

's countdown clock hit zero on Thursday, July 11, with the band announcing their new album, "", would arrive on October 15. Set to drop via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records, the follow-up to 2009's "" is produced by Brendan O'Brien, who has worked with the band on their eight previous albums.
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Pearl Jam Announces Fall North American Tour

July 09, 2013 04:13:57 GMT

has announced that they will hit the road for a two-leg, 24-date North American tour this fall. The first leg of the tour is set to kick off at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center on October 11 and wrap up in New Orleans on Nov. 3 at the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience.
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Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan Form New Band

March 02, 2013 02:28:46 GMT

's guitarist Mike McCready and former ' bassist Duff McKagan have formed a still-unnamed new band. The two guitar players have signed up a drummer, Barrett Martin formerly of the Screaming Trees, and are looking to select more than one vocalist.
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Pearl Jam Confirms Performance at Jay-Z's Made in America Festival

May 22, 2012 04:20:55 GMT

have personally confirmed their participation at 's Made in America Festival. Shortly after their name was included in the line-up that was posted on the music festival's Facebook page, the -fronted rock band tweeted, "Pearl Jam will officially be joining the lineup for Jay Z's first ever #MadeInAmerica festival."
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Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam to Headline Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta

April 25, 2012 07:34:02 GMT

This year's Music Midtown festival in Atlanta will feature performances by such rock bands as and . On Tuesday, April 24, the festival's organizers confirmed that the two veteran groups are all set to headline the upcoming 2-day concert to be held at Piedmont Park, Atlanta on September 21 and 22.
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Pearl Jam, Maroon 5 and More Donate Tracks for Green Cause

March 02, 2011 04:04:47 GMT

and are among the bands who have donated tracks to a new music initiative to benefit eco-friendly causes. The rockers join , and the in lending exclusive music to the Patagonia Music Collective website, which will offer fans more than 20 songs for $0.99.
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Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Opens Skateboard Park in Hometown

October 15, 2010 06:47:51 GMT

star Jeff Ament has opened his very own skateboard park in his hometown of Big Sandy, Montana. The bassist funded the $40,000 project earlier this year and building on the recreation site was completed on Tuesday, October 12.
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Mark Wahlberg Retracts Decision to Retire at 40

August 14, 2010 04:34:28 GMT

Actor regrets promising to quit Hollywood at 40, insisting he only made the retirement vow because he was feeling overworked. The "" star became known for his wild lifestyle after making the transition from rapping as Marky Mark to acting, and once declared he'd turn his back on his career when he reached the age milestone.
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Justin Bieber Is First in Bizarre Concert Cancellations Poll

August 14, 2010 03:52:56 GMT

Teen sensation has received an unlikely honor - he has topped a list of the most bizarre concert cancellations. The "Baby" hitmaker's show in Sydney, Australia in April was axed by police over safety fears when thousands of young fans descended on the area and hundreds became "distressed" amid frenzied scenes.
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Nominees of Classic Rock Roll of Honor Awards Announced

August 14, 2010 03:37:20 GMT

, , and are leading the nominations for the Classic Rock Roll of Honor awards, with two nods each. Rock legends KISS and former guitarist Slash are both nominated in the prestigious Album of the Year and Band of the Year categories.
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Pearl Jam's Hiatus Statement Misinterpreted

July 13, 2010 04:33:41 GMT

Rockers stunned fans at a Portuguese music festival on Sunday, July 11 by declaring the concert would be their "last in a long time". The "Alive" hitmakers were performing at the Optimus Alive festival in Lisbon at the weekend when frontman left devotees shocked and confused when he announced the band was going on an indefinite hiatus - without giving any further explanation.
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Pearl Jam Spend $200,000 for Haiti Relief Effort

January 29, 2010 06:53:28 GMT

Rockers are to donate $200,000 to the Haiti earthquake relief effort. Charities Partners in Health, Doctors Without Borders and The Lambi Fund of Haiti will be among the agencies benefiting from the cash, according to the band's website.
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