Pearl Jam..

Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), Jeff Ament (bass guitar),Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar),and Mike McCready (lead guitar).The band's current drummer is Matt Cameron,also of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998.

Since its inception, the band has sold over thirty million records in the U.S.,and an estimated sixty million worldwide.Pearl Jam has outlasted many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade.
All music refers to Pearl Jam as "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s.

The genesis of Pearl Jam was rooted in chance and tragedy. Stone Gossard (guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass) had both been members of seminal grungers Green River, and later MOTHER LOVE BONE with ex-Malfunkshun member, Andrew Wood, on vocals. When Wood died of an overdose, his longtime friend Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden) put together a tribute project called TEMPLE OF THE DOG (1991) -- Gossard, Ament and new recruit Mike McCready(guitar) were roped in, as was Eddie Vedder (vocals), who had provided some vocals for a demo tape put together by the others.

Compared with the other grunge bands of the early 1990s, Pearl Jam’s style is noticeably less heavy and harkens back to the classic rock music of the 1970s.Pearl Jam has cited many punk rock and classic rock bands as influences, including The Who, Neil Young, and the Ramones.Pearl Jam’s success has been attributed to its sound, which fuses "the riff-heavy stadium rock of the '70s with the grit and anger of '80s post-punk, without ever neglecting hooks and choruses.Gossard's rhythm guitar style is known for its sense of beat and groove,while McCready's lead guitar style, influenced by artists such as Jimi Hendrix,has been described as "feel-oriented" and "rootsy.

While Nirvana had brought grunge to the mainstream in the early 1990s, Pearl Jam quickly outsold them,and became "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s" according to Allmusic.[6] Pearl Jam has been described as "modern rock radio's most influential stylists – the workmanlike midtempo chug of songs like "Alive" and "Even Flow" just melodic enough to get moshers singing along".Pearl Jam have always gone out of their way to be as accessible as possible; if fans write they will usually get a personal reply. This dedication to the public took a new turn in 1994. While continuing to tour, and make occasional appearances with Neil Young, they weighed in against the corporate might of the Ticketmaster booking agency, which they accused of raising prices beyond the spending power of their younger followers. They were joined in their protest by such artists as R.E.M., Aerosmith and, of course, Neil Young, and were to stay in dispute with the agency for the next two years.To show their faith in vinyl, VITALOGY (1994) was first released on record, and then on CD, which saw it rocket to the top of the Billboard charts. Tracks like the searing ““Spin The Black Circle”” and the belligerent threats of ““Not For You”” delivered the usual doses of mayhem. However, tracks such as the pointless ““Stupid Mop”” dragged on the album’’s momentum.

It is rumoured that Pearl Jam's self titled album is a sign of their acknowledgment that the end is near. Perhaps family commitments and such will slow the band down, maybe stop it all together, but I personally feel that Pearl Jam crave their career as passionate music makers too much to stay away from the music, and we can expect their already lengthy careers to become more fruitful and evolved over the next few years!

It is very difficult to rate the top songs of this rock band,then also we came forward with these songs as their best ever songs of all time..

1) Black
“All the emotion this song has hits you like a wave every time you hear it"
2) Even Flow
“great riff and amazing vocal from Eddie"
3) Alive
"Best pearl jam song-who could forget the 2 minute long solo".
4) Jeremy
"this is a great song because it shows the effects of not being listened to or being teased"
5) Last Kiss
"A  truly bittersweet memory that shows PJ can be as intelligent as anything out there and touches the soul unlike much of the new crap being force-fed to us. Last Kiss is as real as it gets"
6) Yellow Ledbetter
“The Guitar in this one rules".