Pearl Jam

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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This revisionist (or, depending on your viewpoint, visionary) rock quintet was formed in Seattle, USA, by Jeff Ament (10 March 1963, Big Sandy, Montana, USA; bass) and Stone Gossard (b. 20 July 1965, Seattle, Washington, USA; rhythm guitar). Gossard had played with Steve Turner in the Ducky Boys, the latter going on to perform with Ament in Green River. Gossard became a member when Mark Arm (like Turner, later to join Mudhoney) switched from guitar to vocals. Gossard and Ament, however, elected to continue working together when Green River washed up, and moved on to Mother Love Bone, fronted by local ‘celebrity’ Andrew Wood. However, that ill-fated band collapsed when, four weeks after the release of their 1990 debut, Apple, Wood was found dead from a heroin overdose. Both Gossard and Ament subsequently participated in Seattle’s tribute to Wood, Temple Of The Dog, alongside Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, who instigated the project, Soundgarden drummer...

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