One of the key bands of the Seattle-based grunge movement of the 1990s, Pearl Jam broke on to the world stage with their album, Ten, which went on to become an alternative rock classic. For over two decades Pearl Jam have been one of the most influential and popular bands on the planet, but have maintained their personal integrity by refusing the traditional trappings of rock fame. They are praised for their rejection of rock star excesses and their fearless advocacy of causes they believe in, even when they risked losing their popularity. They have sold over sixty million albums worldwide and their shows continue to sell out within hours of their tickets going on sale. Now, for the first time, the publicity shy band have decided to tell their extraordinary story, in their own words, in a book which will be heralded by fans all over the globe.
Pearl Jam formed in Seattle in 1990 and continue to be one of the most popular rock bands touring today. They are: Eddie Vedder (lead guitar and vocals) Jeff Ament (bass guitar) Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), Mike McCready (lead guitar) and Matt Cameron (drums). Their principal songwriter is frontman Eddie Vedder, whose unique voice has been described as a 'golden baritone'. He has collaborated with many bands and singers and on the soundtracks for a number of films, including Dead Man Walking and Into the Wild.