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Top 10 Facts - Pearl Jam
12.01.2015
Fact #1

Pearl lam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass).

Fact #2

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament's previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl lam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991.

Fact #3

But did you know that Kurt Cobain really, really hated everything Pearl lam stood for?

Fact #4

Members of Pearl lam and Soundgarden got together as Temple of the Dog to make a tribute album to one of their Seattle friends.

Fact #5

Vedder has inducted four icons into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: the Doors in 1993, Neil Young in 1995, the Ramones in 2002, and the recently departed R.E.M in 2007. For the Doors induction he sang three songs with the band at the ceremony.

Fact #6

"Life Wasted," from the self-titled 2006 disc, was written by Vedder in the car while leaving his friend lohnny Ramone's funeral. The pair were the best of friends, and the late guitarist's favorite Pl song was "Corduroy" from Vitalogy.

Fact #7

"Elderly Woman Behind The Counter in a Small Town" has such a long title because Vedder claimed he was "...fed up with one-word titles."

Fact #8

To date, the band has sold nearly 32 million records in the U.S. and an estimated 60 million worldwide.

Fact #9

While Nirvana had brought grunge to the mainstream in the early 1995 with Nevermind, Pearl lam's debut Ten outsold it in the United States,and the band became "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s" according to AllMusic.

Fact #10

In a 2005 USAToday reader's poll, Pearl lam was voted the greatest American rock band of all time. In April 2006, Pearl lam was awarded the prize for "Best Live Act" in Esquire's Esky Music Awards.

Fact #11
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