Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' video, which followed live clips for 'Alive' and 'Even Flow,' made them stars. But the video you saw on MTV wasn't exactly the one they originally made. The video, like the song, is based on a true story about a 15-year-old boy who shot himself in front of his classmates. The video, which alternates Jeremy's story with shots of singer Eddie Vedder, includes a brief glimpse of the gun that the kid places in his mouth before he pulls the trigger. Most TV video outlets edited the clip so that the gun was never shown.

'Jeremy' won four MTV Video Music Awards in 1993, including the coveted Best Video of the Year. After its release, Pearl Jam scaled back on the number of videos they released, not appearing in another one until the turn of the century.

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