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It’s a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn’t find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.
When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.
Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and Silverchair are taking the simplest elements of Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam and melding them into one homogenous thing.
You don’t hear Metallica complaining about Pearl Jam.
I used to be obsessed with Pearl Jam, but I love having pink hair and kind of looking like a Barbie.
Everybody got away from what Pearl Jam are supposed to be.
The artist that had the biggest impact on me was Michael Jackson. He was my Elvis and Beatles. When I was 15, I listened to a lot of Sinatra, but my jean jacket didn’t have, ‘I love Frank’ on it, it had, ‘I love AC/DC’, ‘Guns N Roses’, ‘Pearl Jam’. I thought Eddie Vedder was the second coming.
With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it’s hard to get up the courage to say, ‘Can I sing this part,’ or, ‘I want to play guitar.’
I idolised bands like Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins, who wanted to reach as many people as they could.
When we’re not doing any Pearl Jam stuff, that’s when I’ll probably think of doing something else, whether that be scoring – hopefully more opportunities will come – or doing a solo thing.
I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven. In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam.
With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it’s hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.
I’ve seen a lot of Pearl Jam shows, and the only reaction I’ve ever seen is the audience being completely supportive and loving every moment.
I’ve always loved music videos – I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam. My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.
Pearl Jam sit down and have conversations about Kiss all the time on tour.
Any conversations we hear about ‘So who are Pearl Jam marketing to?’ are despicable.
My dad loves Pearl Jam so I had to like them as well.
After Mad Season, I started writing my own music for Pearl Jam and brought it in. ‘Given To Fly’ came out of that, and so did ‘Faithful’ – those were on ‘Yield,’ which came after Mad Season.
It’s how you define yourself. It’s not Nirvana or Pearl Jam: it’s, ‘Do you watch ‘Portlandia’ or ‘Amy Schumer’?’ It relates to a specific sense of humor. And, ‘Do you know the hidden gems?’ Like, if you knew the Pixies in the ’80s.
In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians.
Pearl Jam doesn’t just sing about issues they care about. These guys walk it like they talk it.
The group disbanded prematurely in 1983, but its records made a sizable mark: Mission of Burma became a band’s band; leaving noticeable impressions on the likes of Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo.
I think the singer in Pearl Jam should eat some Pearl Jam! He cannot sing to save his life! And the guitar player needs to seek help.
We may take breaks and do other things, but we feel we’ll ultimately have Pearl Jam as a family.
Someone told me, ‘When you go see Pearl Jam, it’s going to be a spiritual experience,’ and it was. It was my first time seeing them live, and I’ve been a lifelong fan. Eddie Vedder’s voice is a million times better live, and I couldn’t believe the passion he put into every single song.
In the early days of Pearl Jam, we were caught up in such a whirlwind that I was just trying to keep my head on straight and play music. I didn’t have the kind of confidence that other guys in the band did.
Growing up, I was a little hippie kid. I went to some good concerts… Amnesty International with Bob Dylan and Tracy Chapman… The best concert I ever went to was this one at the Cow Palace my freshman year in college on New Year’s Eve. It was Pearl Jam opening for Nirvana opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers.
A lot of my friends loved Pearl Jam, so whenever I’d hang out with them, that was usually what CD – not album – back then, it was what CD, maybe even tape, but what CD was playing.
And if I’m honest about it, I was obsessed with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. This is like ’92, right in the throes of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I think I probably wanted to be Kurt Cobain.
We’re charging what we’re worth and we don’t think we’re worth $22.50. We take a lower cut than Pearl Jam.