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Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam was created when band mates Jeff Ament (bass) and Stone Gossard (guitar) began playing with Mike McCreedy (guitar), recording a demo which eventually fell into the hands of Eddie Vedder (vocals/guitar). They called themselves Mookie Blaylock, but changed the name to Pearl Jam after recording, but before releasing their multi-platinum Epic debut, Ten (reportedly named for Eddie Vedder's great grandmother Pearl's famous homemade jam). Since then, the group has gone on to release a steady stream of highly acclaimed albums and perform live regularly. They've also become involved in many charities, contributing songs on compilations for various benefits, appearing at The Bridge School Benefit in San Francisco and upholding their independent values such as taking on corporate concert ticket monolith Ticketmaster. In 2000 the band began releasing official bootlegs of their own concert recordings, a practice that continues to this day. Their seventh studio album, Riot Act was released in 2002.   Pearl Jam are pictured here on June 16th, 2003 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

selected discography:
Riot Act (2002)
Binaural (2000)
Live on Two Legs (1998)
Yield (1998)
No Code (1996)
Vitalogy (1994)
Vs. (1993)
Ten (1994)
The Sky I Scrape
Dan's Pearl Jam Page
6/16/03 Bootleg & Setlist