Wednesday, December 23: Rock n Roll Birthdays
Happy Birthday today to Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. He's 51. Other rockers celebrating today include former Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet (68) and guitarist Dave Murray of Iron Maiden (59).
Eddie Vedder formed Pearl Jam out of Seattle in 1990. The band's original lineup featured Vedder on vocals along with guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, bassist Jeff Ament, and drummer Dave Krusen. Pearl jam is one of the most successful rock band's of the 90's with an estimated 60 million records sold worldwide. The band's debut album "Ten" was a huge success going 13 times platinum with hits "Alive", "Even Flow", and "Jeremy. The album remains Pearl Jam's most commercially successful album.
Pearl Jam recently confirmed that a 2016 tour will take place to commemorate the band's 25th anniversary. The tour will include a headlining slot at the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.