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Today's Icon at 11 O'Clock: Pearl Jam!

Today's Icon at 11 O'Clock: Pearl Jam!

Listen to three songs from today's Icon Pearl Jam today at 11am!

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

Watch their entire performance at the 1992 Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands:

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament's previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten. One of the key bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, Pearl Jam was criticized early on as being a corporate cash-in on the alternative rock explosion. However, over the course of the band's career, its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make music videos and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having "spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame."


Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam pose after the "Pearl Jam Twenty" press conference at the Fairmont Royal York during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) More Photos

To date, the band has sold over 31.5 million records in the U.S, and an estimated 60 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. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic referred to Pearl Jam as "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s."

Listen to Pearl Jam on iHeartRadio.

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