American rock band Pearl Jam was formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band’s founding members were: Eddie Vedder on lead vocals, Mike McCready on lead guitar, Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, and Jeff Ament on bass guitar. The band has gone through a number of drummers over the years and regularly take different drummers with them when they tour. Pearl Jam are well-known for being one of the founding bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, being almost as influential as Nirvana.
The members of the band are known for their dislike of mainstream music, as well as of the practices that are common in the music industry, such as making music videos and giving interviews. Although there are some musical critics who have stated that this has hurt their popularity, it has been pointed out by others that it is because of their dislike of the mainstream that has contributed to their continued successes over the years that they have been active. The band has now sold over 80 million records and sold-out a number of large concert venues over the years and they continue to produce music and tour today.