Mike, the best band to ever come out of Seattle was, of course, Pearl Jam. And that's what I expect the Seahawks to do - just jam it up the middle.— Jon Gruden
Wonderful Pearl Jam quotations
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
I'll ride the wave, where it takes me!
We’re super fortunate in Pearl Jam to have such loyal fans.
..who really want to come & see us play.
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.
Hang in there. If you believe what you're doing is unique. Otherwise give up or sound like Nirvana or Pearl Jam.
Half of the modern world goes back as far as Pearl Jam.
The real historians go back to U2. But they need to go back further. They have to go back to the '50s and '60s, where things started. That's how you get to be your own personality, by studying the masters. Rock and roll was white kids trying to make black music and failing, gloriously!
The shower is my time to open up my operatic chops, because of the enormous echo. You sound five times as big in the shower, so I break into some "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini 's Turandot or Pearl Jam. You've got to go big when you're in the shower. There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.
I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven.
In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam.
I got a great grandma. Her name is Pearl, and she was at one time married to an Indian chief, who, in a wonderful crossing of cultures, she integrated some of his, and some of hers, and um, it was a combination of peyote and preserves, and it was this hallucinogenic jam.
Any conversations we hear about 'So who are Pearl Jam marketing to?' are despicable.
When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.
Make no mistake, this music is for everyone.
Jazz is not an exclusive, elite club. Go ahead, listen to your Snoop Doggy Dog, Pearl Jam, Garth Brooks, but add a little Ellington, Basie and Coltrane to your life as well.
In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle.
Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians.
I remember back in 1994 when the Eagles charged more than $100 for tickets.
They said, 'We ain't Pearl Jam.' That's back when records were selling and the Eagles had sold just about as many as anyone on the planet. And years later we're still charging less than them.
With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.
I would love to be erased from our association with Pearl Jam or the Nymphs and other first time offenders.
i know someday you'll have a beautiful life.
I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky. But why can't it be mine?
The guy we want to get is the guy who did the Aerosmith album which is coming out in two days, and a Chili Peppers album, and a couple of Pearl Jam albums. We want to get someone that will sort of bring out the high energy aspect more than the dreaminess that was on the last album.
The artist that had the biggest impact on me was Michael Jackson.
He was my Elvis and Beatles. When I was 15, I listened to a lot of Sinatra, but my jean jacket didnt have, I love Frank on it, it had, I love AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Pearl Jam. I thought Eddie Vedder was the second coming.
And if I'm honest about it, I was obsessed with Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
This is like '92, right in the throes of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I think I probably wanted to be Kurt Cobain.
People wonder if the Pearl Jam audience will get into The Buzzcocks.
Eddie Vedder is a big Buzzcocks fan. He used to come to see Buzzcocks before he was in Pearl Jam. If his fans like what he likes, I guess that they might like The Buzzcocks.
I idolised bands like Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins, who wanted to reach as many people as they could.
We're charging what we're worth and we don't think we're worth $22.
50. We take a lower cut than Pearl Jam.
Pearl Jam doesn't just sing about issues they care about. These guys walk it like they talk it.
I'm not going to say I'm not a fan, but I'm a fan of house music, essentially, and kind of indie, and I was always into the kind of sub-pop Seattle Mud Honey and Pearl Jam kind of sound. But my kind of big love was house music ever since I was 15/16, going to raves when I was 15 or 16 years old and not going to school, like a naughty boy.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and I get excited talking about making record artwork or working with T-shirt designs. The least exciting part for us is talking about the finances; it's like going to the dentist for us. But we at least try to do it in a creative way and put our stamp on it. I can only think that we create something that's worth the value of that dollar.
My life was over, finished, and I’d never seen Pearl Jam play live
I think the Cosmic Psychos were a band that was highly influential on the Seattle so called grunge scene. I know that Kurt and Nirvana were fans, they played shows with Pearl Jam. Even thou the Cosmic Psychos never had the commercial impact or success that those bands had, they were still a major influence on them, and I think a lot of it had to do with the spirit and the sound of their music.
I've always loved music videos - I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam.
My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.
Pearl Jam is a band I have a lot of respect for.
Nirvana and Sonic Youth I feel the same way about. Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Givers, and Foo Fighters are just some of my favorites. I respect bands that give me something of themselves that I can feel. ("Posing" bands turn me off generally speaking.) It all has to do with a feeling I have about them. That is what music is to me, a feeling. It's similar with people too.