On Tuesday, December 20, it was announced that legendary Seattle rock-band Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They will join fellow Seattle music groups Heart, The Ventures, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana in the Hall. The Seattle music titan first emerged as a household name in the early 90’s and have not slowed down since, producing 10 studio albums, touring 38 countries, and playing 968 shows during their career. Below are five pieces of media that epitomize their energy and approach to making music.
Published on the day of the induction, this Seattle Times article by Charles R. Cross explored why Pearl Jam is unlike other Seattle bands and how central Seattle is to the band’s identity.
In this 2015 interview with Stephen Colbert, Eddie Vedder discussed the role activism plays in the band’s music. In 2006 Pearl Jam started The Vitalogy Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on community health, arts and education, the environment, and social change.
Pearl Jam has always known how to rock the house, and this performance was no exception. And oh how we miss that hair.
After 26 years together, Pearl Jam shared some fun facts about their debut album.
Where it all began. Ten was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle and reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1992.
The incoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class were voted on by 900 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. The induction will occur on April 7, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York. Tickets will go on sale in January and the event will be broadcasted on HBO. Congratulations to Pearl Jam on their upcoming induction that reflects their momentous career of music making. Seattle could not be prouder!