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Live At Soldier Field

by George Reilly on February 3, 2004

A close look at one of the first “official bootlegs” from the July 11, 1995, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL concert

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Ed’s Pre-Pearl Jam Demo

by John Reynolds on June 6, 2003

Summer ’88 Demo Eddie Vedder is human, and now we have proof. The recent discovery of a four-song demo from 1988 by Eddie Vedder shows the creativity and motivation of a gifted artist before a future of sold-out arenas and concert DVDs. This vintage material was made before Pearl Jam, even before Bad Radio! This [...]

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Rock’s most beloved collectible, the band T-shirt. It’s a simple, effective way of pledging your allegiance or proving you were there. Thanks to the creative forces at work in the PJ camp (namely Jeff and Ed), the band T-shirt has long been a blank canvas riddled with inside references and celebrating everything from attending a [...]

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Guitar Picks and More Guitar Picks

by Jessica Letkemann on April 5, 2003

Ah, the mundane guitar pick. Not something PJ fans think about much. But truth is, these little monogrammed pieces of plastic have reflected PJ members’ tastes and senses of humor since back in the day. Over the years, a color scheme has even emerged, as you can see below (guess it’s easier to tell whose is whose that way). Gathered here are just a few of the various customized PJ picks the guys have had made and used, each one worth a closer look.

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Ten Club Ticket History

by Jessica Letkemann on April 5, 2003

What greater perk could a band’s fan club provide to its members than first dibs to tickets, the best seats in the house at that? Rock band fan club memberships come in all shapes in flavors, but Pearl Jam is among the very few major bands whose affordable yearly membership (now $15) not only gets [...]

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