At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament literally wore his influences on his sleeve.
The turn of the millennium found grunge icons Pearl Jam in a very introspective state.
If there's a lesson to be learned from Pearl Jam's antagonistic 2006 album, it's that sometimes you have to be angry before you can ever be happy.
Ament revealed in a recent interview that the band's 25th anniversary agenda could include recording a new album.
“We were up for the challenge of leaving our comfort zones," Ament said. "That’s pretty exciting for a musician 30 years down the line, to be in a place where everything feels fresh and new.”
“We will announce tour dates first part of the year,” Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis said during a Twitter Q&A.
Pearl Jam were reconfiguring themselves as a band whose ambitions transcended traditional measures of success, and that meant making a record on their own shifting terms.
Adrift in mid-career doldrums, Pearl Jam grappled with devastating loss and political angst by releasing one of their most muscular and weird albums.