Alongside Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder reluctantly became a celebrity and an alt-rock spokesman when his band, Pearl Jam, hit the big style in the first ’90s. But factors didn’t come possible for Vedder. Using a tumultuous house life as a young child, he considered surfing and rock and roll music as an adolescent — especially such traditional rockers because the Who, Neil Teen, and the Doorways — in addition to such punk rings because the Clash and Small Threat. His home alternated between Chicago and NORTH PARK, as he created his first proper music group in his twenties, Poor Radio. Using the music group not breaking from local position, Vedder befriended ex-Red Sizzling Chili Peppers drummer Jack port Irons, who subsequently offered Eddie a demonstration tape a few of his close friends had provided him (hoping of getting a vocalist). Vedder quickly place lyrics and vocals towards the tape, and mailed it back again to Seattle (it proved the music group contains ex-members from the Seattle-based Mom Love Bone tissue, guitarist Rock Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament). Gossard and Ament had been floored using the outcomes, immediately welcoming Vedder as much as Seattle, where he quickly got the gig. Soon after business lead guitarist Mike McCready became a member of the music group (and also a revolving door of assorted drummers), the music group authorized with Epic Information. Originally known as Mookie Blaylock, the group transformed its name to Pearl Jam, and their debut, Ten, adopted in nov 1991. Using the Seattle picture (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Stores, et al.) exploding within the graphs, airwaves, and press, Pearl Jam selected time for you to concern their debut, which ultimately outsold all the Seattle rings, and produced Pearl Jam one of the primary sets of the ’90s (additional hit albums adopted: Vs., Vitalogy, Zero Code, Produce, and Binaural). Vedder also became involved with numerous politically billed causes: his music group required Ticketmaster to courtroom over high solution prices, he backed presidential applicant Ralph Nader and environmental causes, and was pro-choice. He also produced special looks at several concerts of rings he admirers (Bob Dylan’s 50th B-day bash at Madison Square Backyard, the Tibetan Independence Concert, Who/Pete Townshend gigs, etc.), and performed drums at concert events with the music group Hovercraft (his wife’s music group). Along with his hard-hitting and frequently confessional lyrical design and Jim Morrison-esque baritone, Vedder also became perhaps one of the most copied lead performers in every of rock and roll. Despite all of the accolades, it wasn’t until 2007 that Vedder released his initial solo project, In to the Crazy, the soundtrack towards the Sean Penn film of once. Pursuing Pearl Jam’s 2009 record Backspacer and its own associated tour, Eddie Vedder released his initial non-soundtrack record, 2011’s Ukulele Music, which included an assortment of addresses and originals, with Vedder performing and associated himself on ukulele.
Full Name Eddie Vedder
Date Of Birth December 23, 1964
Height 1.71 m
Profession Actor, Guitarist, Film producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer, Accordionist, Percussionist
Education San Dieguito Academy
Spouse Jill McCormick, Beth Liebling
Children Olivia Vedder, Harper Vedder
Parents Edward Louis Severson, Jr., Karen Lee Vedder
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Recording Package
Music Groups Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Bad Radio, Hovercraft, 7 Worlds Collide
Music Songs Hard Sun, Longing to Belong, Sleeping by Myself, Guaranteed, Can't Keep, Long Nights, Tonight You Belong to Me, No Ceiling, Society, Rise, Dream a Little Dream, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, Long Road, You're True, Setting Forth, More Than You Know, Redemption Song, Far Behind, Out of Sand, My City of Ruins, Tuolumne, All Along the Watchtower, Masters of War, End of the Road, Imagine, Girl From The North Country, The Wolf, Better Days, Skipping, Trouble, Forever Young, All the Way
Albums Ukulele Songs, Into the Wild, The Molo Sessions (feat. The Walmer High School Choir), Water on the Road
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song, Satellite Award for Best Original Song
Movies Into the Wild, Out of the Furnace, Gleason, Runnin' Down a Dream, Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us, The Who & Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Neil Finn: 7 Worlds Collide: Live at the St. James, Brian Wilson: On Tour, Dead Man Walking: The Concert, Burn to Shine: Vol. 5: Seattle, WA
After doing a small east coast and midwest tour promoting his self released album "Ukulele Songs," Eddie Vedder will be joining his band mates over Labor Day weekend in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. The celebration, named Pearl Jam Twenty, will be a two day festival with big name acts performing following with Pearl Jam closing each night. After Pearl Jam Twenty, Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam will embark on a small Canadian tour followed by a Central and South American tour. [July 2011]
Lives in Los Angeles and Seattle.
Grew up in San Diego, California.
Is a Chicago Cubs fan.
Ranked #64 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Vedder is also a big fan of "The Ramones". In 1996, he traveled incognito with them to Argentina when "The Ramones" said goodbye to the stages there, in the tour "Adiós Ramones".
Wrote the song "Alive" after learning the man he presumed to be his father was actually his step-father.
In fall of 2004, as a member of Pearl Jam, he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
Daughters, Olivia, born June 11th 2004, and Harper Moon Margaret, born September 23, 2008. Mother is Jill McCormick.
Was in the San Diego band, 'Bad Radio', which won a music contest set up by Z90, a rock radio station. At this event, he met a new friend, Boris, who forecast to him that his band would be the winner. Sometime later on, Boris, encourage Eddie, during hard times, to not give up because he was sure he was gonna make it.
Supported Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 elections.
Vedder was born Edward Louis Severson III in 1964. He spent most of his childhood under the impression that his stepfather (last name Mueller) was his real father. Later he changed his last name from "Mueller" to "Vedder," which is his mother's maiden name.
Is a vinyl fanatic and avid surfer.
Arrested and charged with drunkeness and disturbing the peace, November 18, 1993, along with then White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell, after the two scuffled with bar patrons in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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(about the song "Jeremy") It came from a small paragraph in a paper which means you kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. Sixty-three degrees and cloudy in a suburban neighborhood. That's the beginning of the video and that's the same thing is that in the end, it does nothing ... nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Be stronger than those people. And then you can come back.
If it's a good cause, I'll play just about anything.
I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying.
The love received is the love that is saved.
"Every time I see the Spice Girls, it makes me want to try to fly by climbing my roof and strapping bricks to my shoes".
It's not a bad time to be me.
I don't need drugs. Life is already tragic enough.
Songs about personal, social, and political themes
Often invokes the use of storytelling and sympathy for troubled individuals