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“MFC” is now officially old enough to drive: it was 16 years ago today that Pearl Jam first took the “Yield” song out for its road test, premiering it live on Feb. 20, 1998 in Hawaii. TFT now celebrates the song’s 16th live birthday with a guest post from PJ fan Rich Wilson (@RTW702) delving [...]


What is the longest gap between Pearl Jam shows?

by Andrew Brenner on August 10, 2011

Alpine Valley

Whether you collect live bootlegs or travel with the band, Pearl Jam fans have had some long gaps between shows


How Did Mookie Blaylock become Pearl Jam?

by Jessica Letkemann , John Reynolds on March 10, 2011

The band that formed around the nucleus of Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder may have come together and played its first show in October of 1990, but “Pearl Jam” was officially born on the same day that Jeff celebrated his 28th birthday — exactly 20 years ago today: March 10, 1991.


Major Leaguers fire themselves up with the Sounds of Seattle


What were the modified lyrics to “Supersonics”?

by John Reynolds on November 30, 2009

Pearl Jam modify the lyrics to “Supersonic” to bemoan the departure of the NBA’s Supersonics from Seattle


Michael Jackson Influenced Pearl Jam Too

by Jessica Letkemann on June 26, 2009

Believe it or not, Michael Jackson, who the world is mourning after his sudden death yesterday, played a formative roll in both Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament’s music life. “At an early age, I realized music was a very powerful thing,” Jeff told Bass Player in 1994. “I’d hear Michael Jackson singing [1972's] “Ben” and [...]


Just What is Pearl Jam’s Chart History?

by Kathy Davis , Jessica Letkemann on March 23, 2009

What songs and albums charted, on what charts, and what were the peak positions? How many Number Ones does Pearl Jam really have? Let’s explore!


Who gave Eddie that guitar pedal at The Showbox?

by John Reynolds on August 9, 2007

Prior to the second encore, Ed came back on stage with a smoke and something behind his back, indicating he wanted to show the crowd some of his early Christmas presents. “One of the most random gifts I’ve ever received was tonight. Someone brought this to the show with no note, no nothing, and I [...]


The movie The Number 23, starring Jim Carrey and Virginia Madsen, opens in theaters in the U.S. on February 23. We wouldn’t arbitrarily plug a movie, but this movie’s title does lead to an interesting conversation on Pearl Jam numerology. A recurring theme for Eddie Vedder is the number 23. In the movie “The Number [...]


Where is the “Given To Fly statue”?

by angelina_tarantello , John Reynolds on September 21, 2006

Traversing the streets of Italy for the sculpture shown in the “Given To Fly” artwork