|Birth name||Edward Louis Severson III|
|Also known as||Ed Vedder|
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|Born||December 23, 1964 |
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Genre(s)||Alternative rock, grunge, hard rock|
|Label(s)||J, A&M, Epic|
|Associated acts||Pearl Jam, Surf and Destroy, The Butts, Indian Style, Bad Radio, Temple of the Dog, Hovercraft, The What, C Average, Neil Finn and Friends|
Eddie Vedder (born December 23, 1964) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Evanston Illinois is an affluent suburban Chicago Municipality on Lake Michigan on the North Shore in Cook County, Illinois directly The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music J Records is an American Record label, owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Bad Radio was a four piece American progressive Funk rock band that formed in San Diego, California in 1986 Temple of the Dog was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Hovercraft was an instrumental Experimental rock group that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1993 Neil Mullane Finn OBE (born May 27 1958, in Te Awamutu, New Zealand) is a Singer and Songwriter and one Events 962 - Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 He is notable for his "golden baritone" vocal style, and is considered a cultural icon of alternative rock. This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. A cultural icon can be an Image, a Symbol, a Logo, Picture, Name, Face, Person, or Building Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of 
Vedder was born Edward Louis Severson III in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, the son of Karen Lee (née Vedder) and Edward Louis Severson, Jr. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Evanston Illinois is an affluent suburban Chicago Municipality on Lake Michigan on the North Shore in Cook County, Illinois directly The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union.  His father was a lounge musician.  His parents divorced in 1965, when Vedder was a year old. His mother soon remarried a man named Peter Mueller, an attorney, and young Vedder was raised believing that Mueller was his biological father. While living in Evanston, Vedder's family fostered seven younger children in a group home. 
In the mid-1970s, the family, including Vedder's three younger half-brothers, moved to San Diego County, California. San Diego County is a County located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. It was at this point that Vedder, who had received a guitar from his mother on his 12th birthday, began turning to music as a source of comfort. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles He particularly found solace in The Who's Quadrophenia. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend Quadrophenia is the sixth album by the English rock band The Who.  His mother and Mueller divorced when Vedder was in his late teens. His mother and brothers moved back to the Chicago area, but Vedder remained with his stepfather in California so he would not have to change high schools.
It was not until after the divorce that Vedder learned the truth about his parentage, that Mueller was really his stepfather. Vedder had met his biological father briefly as a child, but had believed that Severson was merely an old friend of his parents. By the time Vedder learned the truth, Severson had died of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an autoimmune condition in which the (This is expressed in the song "Alive" on the album Ten. Ten is the debut album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27 1991 through Epic Records. ) Vedder's already bad relationship with his stepfather became increasingly strained. He eventually dropped out of San Dieguito High School in his senior year due to the pressures of balancing school with a nightly job at a drug store in Encinitas. San Dieguito Academy Encinitas is a coastal city in northern San Diego County California, United States.  He joined the rest of his family in Chicago, and it was at this time that he changed his name to Eddie Vedder, "Vedder" being his mother's maiden name.
In 1984, Vedder returned to San Diego with his girlfriend, Beth Liebling. Beth Liebling (born March 12, 1967, Chicago, Illinois) is the co-founder of Seattle -based experimental instrumental group He kept busy recording demo tapes at his home and working various jobs, including positions as a night attendant at a local gas station and a contracted security guard at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. A demo version or demo of a song (shortened from the word "demonstration" is one recorded for reference rather than for release A filling station, fueling station, gas station, service station, petrol station, or gasbar, Retail Outlet La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California Vedder had several stints in San Diego area bands. One of those bands included future Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave drummer Brad Wilk. Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is Audioslave was an American Hard rock supergroup that formed in Los Angeles California in 2001 Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland Oregon) is an American drummer famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine 
In 1988, the rather shy singer became the vocalist for the San Diego progressive funk-rock band Bad Radio. Bad Radio was a four piece American progressive Funk rock band that formed in San Diego, California in 1986 Bad Radio was a four piece American progressive Funk rock band that formed in San Diego, California in 1986 The music of the original incarnation of the band was influenced by Duran Duran, however after Vedder joined Bad Radio the band moved on to a more alternative rock sound influenced by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Duran Duran are an English Pop rock band famous for a long series of popular singles, albums and vivid Music videos for which they've won two Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Red Hot Chili Peppers are  During his time with Bad Radio he premiered the song "Better Man", a song written by Vedder when he was in high school and which he based on the relationship between his mother and his stepfather. This article is about the Pearl Jam song for the Robbie Williams song of the same name see Better Man (Robbie Williams song; for the Oasis song This song would later become a hit for Vedder's future band, Pearl Jam. Bad Radio was a popular live band in Southern California, but never released a record on a major label. Southern California, or So Cal, is defined as the southern portion of the U In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Vedder's last show with the band was February 11, 1990. Events 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar)
Throughout the rest of 1990 Vedder worked part-time at a gas station. Temple of the Dog was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Later that year, Vedder's friend and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons gave him a demo tape from a band in Seattle that was looking for a singer. Red Hot Chili Peppers are Jack Steven Irons (born July 18 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Drummer. He listened to the tape shortly before going surfing, where lyrics came to him.  Vedder wrote lyrics for three of the songs as a mini-opera which he called the "Mamasan trilogy". The songs tell the story of a young man who, like Vedder, learns that he had been lied to about his paternity and that his real father is dead ("Alive"). He grows up to become a serial killer ("Once"), and is eventually imprisoned and sentenced to death ("Footsteps").  Vedder recorded vocals for the three songs, and mailed the demo tape back to Seattle. The three songs would later became Pearl Jam's "Alive", "Once", and "Footsteps". " Alive " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. " Once " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam.
After hearing Vedder's tape, former Mother Love Bone members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament invited Vedder to come to Seattle to audition for their new band. Mother Love Bone was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 Stone Carpenter Gossard (born July 20 1966 in Seattle, Washington) is an American Guitarist and Songwriter. Jeffrey Allen Ament (born March 10 1963 in Havre, Montana) is an American Bassist and Songwriter. They were instantly impressed with his unique sound. At the time Gossard and Ament were working on the Temple of the Dog project founded by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell as a musical tribute to Mother Love Bone's frontman Andrew Wood. Temple of the Dog was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American rock musician best known as the Lead singer Andrew Wood ( January 6, 1966 &ndash March 19, 1990) born in Columbus Mississippi, was the lead singer of the band Mother Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and newcomer Mike McCready were also a part of the project. The song "Hunger Strike" became a duet between Cornell and Vedder. " Hunger Strike " is a song by the American rock band Temple of the Dog, released in 1991 as the first single from the band's sole studio album Cornell was having trouble with the vocals at practice, when Vedder stepped in. Cornell later said that "he sang half of that song not even knowing that I'd wanted the part to be there and he sang it exactly the way I was thinking about doing it, just instinctively. " Vedder would provide background vocals on several other songs as well. In April 1991, Temple of the Dog was released through A&M Records. Temple of the Dog is the only album by the American rock band Temple of the Dog, released on April 16 1991 through A&M Records. A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division
Pearl Jam was formed in 1990 by Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, who then recruited Vedder and drummer Dave Krusen. David Krusen (born March 10 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American Drummer. The band signed to Epic Records in 1991. Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. Drummer Dave Abbruzzese joined the band a few months later following the completion of the band's debut studio album, Ten. David James Abbruzzese (born May 17 1968 in Stamford, Connecticut) is an American Drummer. Ten is the debut album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27 1991 through Epic Records. Ten broke the band into the mainstream, and became one of the best selling alternative albums of the 1990s. The band found itself amidst the sudden popularity and attention being paid to the Seattle music scene and the genre known as grunge. Upon its release, the band's sophomore album, Vs., set at the time the record for most copies of an album sold in a week, and spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard 200. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard
Feeling the pressures of success, with much of the burden of Pearl Jam's popularity falling on Vedder, the band decided to decrease the level of promotion for its albums, including refusing to release music videos.  In 1994, the band began a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster, which lasted for three years and limited the band's ability to tour in the United States. Ticketmaster is a ticket sales and distribution company based in West Hollywood California, USA, with operations in many countries around the world  Later that same year the band released its third studio album, Vitalogy, which became the band's third straight album to reach multi-platinum status. Vitalogy is the third album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on December 6 1994 through Epic Records. Many of the songs on Vitalogy appear to be based by Vedder around the pressures of fame.  It was at this time that Vedder began to be featured more on rhythm guitar.
Following the firing of Dave Abbruzzese in 1994, drummer Jack Irons, a close friend of Vedder, joined the band. Jack Steven Irons (born July 18 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Drummer. The band subsequently released No Code in 1996 and Yield in 1998. No Code is the fourth album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27 1996 through Epic Records. Yield is the fifth album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on February 3 1998 through Epic Records. The band once again changed drummers in 1998, with Irons leaving the band due to dissatisfaction with touring.  Irons was replaced by former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, who has been with the band ever since. Matthew David Cameron (born November 28 1962 in San Diego, California) is an American Drummer. In 1998, Pearl Jam recorded "Last Kiss", a cover of a 1960s ballad made famous by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers. For the Tanpopo song see Last Kiss (Tanpopo song. For the 2006 movie see The Last Kiss. The Cavaliers formed around 1955 with leader/guitarist Sid Holmes bassist Lewis Elliott saxophonist Rob Zeller drummer Ray Smith and vocalist Alton Baird It was first released on the band's 1998 fan club single, however, by popular demand, the cover was released to the general public as a single in 1999. "Last Kiss" peaked at number two on the Billboard charts and became the band's highest-charting single. In 2000, the band released its sixth studio album Binaural and initiated a successful and ongoing series of official bootlegs. Binaural is the sixth album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on May 16 2000 through Epic Records. See full list in:CategoryPearl Jam Official Bootlegs. The Pearl Jam Official Bootlegs are a large continually growing series of live albums by In 2002, the band released its seventh studio album Riot Act and in 2006 the band released its eighth studio album, the eponymous Pearl Jam. Riot Act is the seventh album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on November 12 2002 through Epic Records. Pearl Jam is the eighth studio album by the American Alternative rock band Pearl Jam and its debut release for J Records.
On Pearl Jam records, Vedder uses the pseudonym "Jerome Turner" for his non-musical (usually design and artwork) contributions. A pseudonym is a fictitious alternative to a person's legal name (see Alias) He has also sometimes used the pseudonym of "Wes C. Addle" ("West Seattle").
Vedder's lyrical topics range from personal ("Alive", "Better Man") to social and political concerns ("Even Flow", "World Wide Suicide"). " Even Flow " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released in 1992 as the second single from the band's debut album Ten (1991 " World Wide Suicide " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released through digital music stores on March 14 2006 as the first single from the His lyrics have often invoked the use of storytelling and have included themes of freedom, individualism, and sympathy for troubled individuals. Storytelling is the ancient art of conveying events in Words Images and Sounds often by Improvisation or embellishment Freedom, or the idea of being free is a broad concept that  Other reoccurring themes include the use of water metaphors, as well as the idea of leaving everything behind to start again (featured in such songs as "Rearviewmirror", "MFC", "Evacuation", and "Gone"). " Rearviewmirror " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. " Gone " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released through digital music stores on October 7 2006 as the third single from the band's eighth
Critic Jim DeRogatis describes Vedder's vocals as a "Jim Morrison-like vocal growl. James Douglas Morrison (December 8 1943—July 3 1971 was an American Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Writer, and Film director " Vedder has inducted The Doors, Neil Young, the Ramones, and R.E.M. into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in his induction speeches he has cited them all as influences. This article is about the band For their self-titled debut album see The Doors (album; for the Oliver Stone film see The Doors (film; for Doors in computing Neil Percival Young OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto Ontario) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter, Musician The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States Other influences that Vedder has cited include The Who, The Jackson 5, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Tom Waits, and the Pixies. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music Family The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Talking head Talking Heads was an American New Wave band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991 Sonic Youth is an American Alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981 Fugazi are an American alternative / post-hardcore band that formed in Washington D Thomas Alan Waits (born 7 December 1949) is an American Singer-songwriter, Composer, and Actor. Pixies are an American Alternative rock band formed in Boston Massachusetts in 1986 
Although best known as a vocalist, Vedder also plays guitar on many Pearl Jam songs, beginning with "Rearviewmirror" and "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" from Vs. He began to change the band's dynamics as he started to play more rhythm guitar during the Vitalogy era. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles " Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town " is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. As he had more influence on the band's sound he began to remove traces of catchiness in the band's musical output. A hook is a Musical idea, often a short Riff, passage or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a Song appealing and to "catch the He said, "I felt that with more popularity, we were going to be crushed, our heads were going to pop like grapes. " He has also contributed performances on the ukulele, harmonica, accordion, and electric sitar to various Pearl Jam recordings. The ukulele (ˌjʉːkəˈlɛɪli from ʻukulele /ˌʔukuˈlele/ variantly spelled ukelele (particularly in the UK) or alternatively abbreviated uke A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or The accordion is a portable box-shaped Musical instrument of the hand-held Bellows -driven free-reed aerophone family sometimes referred to as a Squeezebox An electric sitar is in fact a kind of Electric guitar designed to mimic the sound of the traditional South Asian instrument the Sitar.
Throughout Pearl Jam's career, Vedder has engaged in interactivity with the crowd during the band's concerts. Early on in Pearl Jam's existence, Vedder and the band became known for their intense live performances. Vedder participated in stage diving as well as crowd surfing. Stage diving is the act of leaping from a Concert stage onto the crowd below a stage antic whose origin is variously credited to Iggy Pop or Peter Gabriel Crowd surfing describes the process in which a person is passed overhead from person to person during a concert transferring the person from one part of the venue to another Looking back at this time, Vedder said, "It's hard for us to watch early performances, even though that's when people think we were on fire and young. Playing music for as long as I had been playing music and then getting a shot at making a record and at having an audience and stuff, it's just like an untamed force. . . a different kind of energy. And I find it kind of hard to watch those early performances because it's so just fucking, semi-testosterone-fueled or whatever. But it didn't come from jock mentality. It came from just being let out of the gates. " Even though he has ceased participating in more extreme concert activties, Vedder's connection with the audience has continued to play an important part in the band's concerts. He stated, "I look around the audience, and there's so many faces, and I've looked into the eyes of at least the ones I could see -- there's at least 1,000 faces -- and I've communicated directly to them and seen where they're coming from. . . One thing I don't feel is separation from the crowd. I don't feel like we're speaking from a platform, I feel like we are communicating on the same level. "
Vedder began incorporating social commentary and political criticism into his lyrics and performances early in his career with Pearl Jam. Social commentary is the act of rebelling against a government by means of rhetorical propaganda Political criticism (also referred to as political commentary or political discussion) is Criticism that is specific of or relevant to Politics He usually comments on politics between songs, often to criticize U. S. foreign policy. During Pearl Jam's 1992 appearance on MTV Unplugged, Vedder stood atop his stool, took out a marker pen, and wrote PRO-CHOICE down his arm in large letters. MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing Acoustic instruments It was produced by Viacom and was directed by Beth Overview See also Ethical aspects of abortion Pro-choice advocates emphasize their beliefs that having a child is a personal choice that affects a woman's body and During Pearl Jam's 2007 Lollapalooza headlining show, Vedder and the band played a song telling the crowd in Chicago to boycott the oil company B. P. Amoco because they had been polluting Lake Michigan and had not planned to stop after they received approval from the government when they enlarged their factories.
Vedder is known for playing "presets" at Pearl Jam shows, coming onstage with just a guitar (sometimes with a harmonica) and playing one or two songs to warm up the audience for the opening band. The songs performed during this part of the set are frequently slower acoustic songs such as "Long Road" and Cat Stevens's "Trouble". Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 best known by his former Stage name Cat Stevens, is a British Musician " Trouble " is a popular song by Cat Stevens, on Suicide. Many of these songs are not frequently on the Pearl Jam set list, giving audiences a chance to hear material in a more intimate manner.
Vedder has contributed solo material to several soundtracks and compilations, including the soundtracks for the films Dead Man Walking, I Am Sam, and Into the Wild. Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan I Am Sam is a film telling the story of a mentally handicapped father and his efforts to retain custody of his daughter Into the Wild is a 2007 Film based on the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer about the adventures Vedder collaborated with Pakistani musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for his contributions to the Dead Man Walking soundtrack. Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ( نصرت فتح على خاں, born October 13 1948, died August 16, 1997) was a Pakistani Vedder wrote two songs for the 2007 feature documentary Body of War produced by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue: "No More" (a song referring to the Iraq War) and "Long Nights". Body of War, directed by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue, is a 2007 documentary following Tomas Young an Iraq War veteran paralyzed Ellen Spiro (born 1964) is an American documentary Filmmaker. Phillip John "Phil" Donahue (born December 21, 1935 in Cleveland Ohio) is an American media personality and Writer, best known as The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign
He contributed an album's worth of songs to the soundtrack for the 2007 film Into the Wild including a cover of Jerry Hannan's "Society" and the Indio song "Hard Sun". Into the Wild is the first solo album by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder based on his contributions to the soundtrack for the film Into the Into the Wild is the first solo album by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder based on his contributions to the soundtrack for the film Into the Into the Wild is a 2007 Film based on the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer about the adventures Jerry Hannan (born Marin County, California) is an Irish - American Singer-songwriter and Actor. Indio is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose name is Gordon Peterson.  Vedder won a 2008 Golden Globe for the song "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner " Guaranteed " is a song by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder from the Into the Wild soundtrack (2007  He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his contributions to the film's original score. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner  "Guaranteed" was also nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988  Vedder promoted the Into the Wild soundtrack with his first solo tour in April 2008, a ten-date tour which focused on the West Coast of the United States. The " West Coast " " Western Seaboard " or " Pacific Seaboard " are terms for the westernmost coastal states of the Western United States 
In addition to playing with Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog, Vedder has performed or recorded with numerous well-known artists. He has appeared on albums by The Who, Ramones, Neil Young, Neil Finn, Bad Religion, Cat Power, Mike Watt, Fastbacks, Wellwater Conspiracy, and Jack Irons, and has also recorded with The Strokes, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, The Supersuckers, Susan Sarandon, and ZEKE. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group Neil Percival Young OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto Ontario) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter, Musician Neil Mullane Finn OBE (born May 27 1958, in Te Awamutu, New Zealand) is a Singer and Songwriter and one Bad Religion is an American Punk rock band founded in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass Greg Graffin (vocals Brett Cat Power is the stage name of American Singer/songwriter Charlyn "Chan" Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall on 21 January Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957 in Portsmouth Virginia) is an American Bass guitarist singer and Songwriter. The Fastbacks were a pioneering Seattle band Formed in 1979 by songwriter/guitarist Kurt Bloch (born August 28 1960) and friends Wellwater Conspiracy was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1993 Jack Steven Irons (born July 18 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Drummer. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ( نصرت فتح على خاں, born October 13 1948, died August 16, 1997) was a Pakistani The Supersuckers are an American rock band They are the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World Susan Sarandon (born Susan Abigail Tomalin; October 4 1946 is an American Actress. ZEKE is a Hardcore punk band from Tacoma, Washington. They are known for their extremely high-powered driving Guitar sound mixed with Vedder performed three songs with the remaining members of The Doors at the 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This article is about the band For their self-titled debut album see The Doors (album; for the Oliver Stone film see The Doors (film; for Doors in computing He also performed with R.E.M. at the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar Vedder made a guest appearance at the Ramones' last show on August 6, 1996 at the Palace in Hollywood. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) 
Vedder had a brief acting cameo in the 1992 movie Singles, along with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam. Singles is a 1992 Romantic comedy film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Jeffrey Allen Ament (born March 10 1963 in Havre, Montana) is an American Bassist and Songwriter. Stone Carpenter Gossard (born July 20 1966 in Seattle, Washington) is an American Guitarist and Songwriter. Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 He appeared as himself, playing drums in lead actor Matt Dillon's backing band, Citizen Dick. Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe Award - and BAFTA Award -nominated  He was also interviewed for the 1996 grunge documentary Hype!. Hype! ( 1996) is a documentary directed by Doug Pray about the popularity of Grunge rock in the early to mid-1990s United States In 2007, he made a cameo as himself in the comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Walk Hard The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 American Comedy film, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring John C
Vedder is known for his outspoken left-wing social and political views. In 1992, Spin printed an article by Vedder, entitled "Reclamation", that detailed his views on abortion. Spin is a Music Magazine that reports on Music for Life Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr  Vedder was outspoken in support of Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 2000 and Pearl Jam played a series of concerts on the 2004 Vote for Change tour, supporting the candidacy of John Kerry for U.S. President. One of the Political parties in the United States, and similar in mission to many of the worldwide Green Parties, the Greens have been active as a third party Ralph Nader (born February 27 1934 is an American Attorney, Author, Lecturer, political activist, and independent candidate for President The Vote for Change tour was a politically-motivated American Popular music Concert tour that took place in October 2004 } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Vedder told Rolling Stone magazine, "I supported Ralph Nader in 2000, but it's a time of crisis. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published We have to get a new administration in. "
In his spare time, Vedder is a surfer and active in surf related conservation efforts; most notably, The Surfrider Foundation. Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried along the face of a breaking wave, most commonly using a Surfboard, although wave-riders The Surfrider Foundation USA is a US 501(c(3 grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans waves and  Vedder shows his support for environmental activism by sporting an Earth First! tattoo on his right calf. Earth First! is a radical environmental advocacy group that emerged in the Southwestern United States in 1979 The logo is of a monkey wrench crossed with a stone hammer. Vedder is also a vegetarian and animal rights activist. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea "Animal liberation" redirects here for other uses see Animal liberation (disambiguation.
Eddie Vedder is also a longtime and outspoken supporter for the Free the West Memphis 3 movement, a cause that advocates the release of three teenagers (now in their 30's) who were convicted in 1994 of the gruesome murders of three little boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The West Memphis 3 are three teenagers tried and convicted for the murders of three children in the Robin Hood Hills area of West Memphis, Arkansas, West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Arkansas ( is a state located in the southern region of the United States. On an interview with Larry King on December 19, 2007, Damien Echols, who is on death row for the murders, said that Vedder has been the "best friend a guy could have" and that the two of them have collaborated on songs while he is in prison. Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Damien Wayne Echols (born Michael Wayne Hutcheson on December 11 1974) is one of the three members of the West Memphis 3, a group convicted of The song "Army Reserve" on Pearl Jam's 2006 self-titled album features a lyrical collaboration between Vedder and Echols.
Vedder married longtime girlfriend Beth Liebling in 1994. Beth Liebling (born March 12, 1967, Chicago, Illinois) is the co-founder of Seattle -based experimental instrumental group The couple divorced in 2000.  Vedder is currently in a relationship with model Jill McCormick. Jill McCormick was born November 11, 1977 in Los Angeles Her father is a successful stockbroker and CEO and her mother is a divorce lawyer  He and McCormick have one daughter, Olivia, who was born June 11, 2004. Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
Vedder attended San Dieguito High School, now called San Dieguito Academy. San Dieguito Academy Vedder donated proceeds from a 2006 Pearl Jam concert in San Diego toward the construction of a theater for the school in the name of his former drama teacher, Clayton E. Liggett. Liggett was Vedder's mentor in high school. Vedder wrote the song "Long Road" upon hearing of Liggett's death in 1995. 
Vedder is a friend of The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Chris Cornell. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock Guitarist, Singer, Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American rock musician best known as the Lead singer In late 2007, Vedder wrote the foreword to a new Pete Townshend biography, Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townshend. The book was published in the UK in March 2008 and will be released in the U. S. in the fall. Vedder was a close friend of the late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, being by Johnny's side on his deathbed. The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group John William Cummings (October 8 1948 &ndash September 15 2004 better known by the stage name Johnny Ramone, was the Guitarist for the seminal Punk rock Since Johnny's death, Vedder and Pearl Jam have played the Ramones' "I Believe in Miracles" regularly at live shows. He is also a friend of famed surfers Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, and fellow musicians Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. Robert Kelly Slater (b February 11 1972, Cocoa Beach, FL, USA) known simply as Kelly Slater is an American professional Surfer Laird Hamilton (born Laird John Zerfas on March 2, 1964 in San Francisco) is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of Jack Johnson may refer to Jack Johnson (boxer (1878–1946 African-American boxer Jack Johnson (musician (born 1975 Hawaii-born singer-songwriter-director-surfer Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American Musician. He was featured with Laird Hamilton in an episode of the documentary series Iconoclasts in 2006. While surfing with Tim Finn in New Zealand in 1995, Vedder was carried 250 feet (76 m) off the coast and had to be rescued by life guards. Brian Timothy "Tim" Finn OBE (born 25 June 1952) is a New Zealand born singer and songwriter  He also has paddled outrigger canoes on occasion and in 2005 was nearly lost at sea trying to paddle from Moloka'i to Oahu. The outrigger canoe ( Tagalog and Indonesian: bangka; Maori: waka ama; Hawaiian: waʻa; Tahitian: 
Vedder is a big Chicago Bulls fan and is a good friend of former Bulls player Dennis Rodman. The Chicago Bulls are an American professional Basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, playing in the Central Division of the Eastern Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13 1961 is a retired American professional Basketball National Basketball Association (NBA player of the Detroit Pistons The Pearl Jam song "Black, Red, Yellow" is about the Rodman/Michael Jordan/Phil Jackson-era Chicago Bulls teams.  The middle of the song features a voice-mail message Rodman left for Vedder asking Vedder to return his call. Vedder is also a long-time fan of the Chicago Cubs, and is good friends with pitcher Kerry Wood. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American Baseball player Vedder sang the national anthem before the third game of the 1998 NBA Finals in Chicago and has sung "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at four Cubs games since 1998. " The Star-Spangled Banner " is the National anthem of the United States of America The 1998 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1997-98 National Basketball Association season. " Take Me Out to the Ball Game " is an early-20th century Tin Pan Alley song which became the unofficial anthem of Baseball although neither of its authors In 2007, a few days before performing with Pearl Jam in Chicago for Lollapalooza, he threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field, the home of the Cubs. Wrigley Field is a Baseball Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago
"I think it's like a movie that was way too popular. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. It's a story that's been told too many times and just doesn't mean anything. Man lived on the planet -- [placing his fingers an inch apart], this is 5000 years of semi-recorded history. A man is a Male Human. The term man (irregular plural A planet, as defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU is a celestial body Orbiting a Star or stellar remnant that is And God and the Bible, that came in somewhere around the middle, maybe 2000. Etymology According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible is from Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin This is the last 2000, this is what we're about to celebrate [indicating about an 1/8th of an inch with his fingers]. Now, humans, in some shape or form, have been on the Earth for three million years [pointing across the room to indicate the distance]. Human beings, humans or man (Origin 1590–1600 L homō man OL hemō the earthly one (see Humus EARTH was a short-lived Japanese vocal trio which released 6 singles and 1 album between 2000 and 2001 So, all this time, from there [gesturing toward the other side of the room], to here [indicating the 1/8th of an inch], there was no God, there was no story, there was no myth and people lived on this planet and they wandered and they gathered and they did all these things. See also Mythology Myth is derived from the Greek word μύθος mythos, which simply means 'story' The planet was never threatened. How did they survive for all this time without this belief in God? I'd like to ask this to someone who knows about Christianity and maybe you do. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings That just seems funny to me. "
|1991||Temple of the Dog||A&M||"Hunger Strike", "Pushin Forward Back", "Your Saviour", and "Four Walled World"|
|2007||Into the Wild: Original Soundtrack||J|
|1993||Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready with G. E. Smith||The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration: Bob Dylan Tribute||Sony||"Masters of War" (live)|
|Bad Religion||Recipe for Hate||Epitaph/Atlantic||"American Jesus" and Watch It Die|
|1995||Mike Watt||Ball-Hog or Tugboat?||Columbia||"Big Train" and "Against the 70's"|
|Neil Young||Mirror Ball||Reprise||"Peace and Love"|
|1996||Eddie Vedder with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan||Dead Man Walking: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture||Sony||"Face of Love" and "Long Road"|
|Eddie Vedder with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan||Dead Man Walking: The Score||Sony||"Face of Love" and "Long Road"|
|Fastbacks||New Mansions in Sound||Sub Pop||"Girl's Eyes"|
|Gary Heffern||Painful Days||Y-records||"Passin' Thru'"|
|1997||Eddie Vedder with Hovercraft||Kerouac - kicks joy darkness||Rykodisc||"Hymn"|
|Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready||Tibetan Freedom Concert||Capitol||"Yellow Ledbetter" (live)|
|Ramones||We're Outta Here!||MCA||"Any Way You Want It"|
|1999||Pete Townshend||Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit for Maryville Academy||Intersound||"Magic Bus" (live) and "Heart to Hang Onto" (live)|
|Eddie Vedder and Susan Sarandon||Cradle Will Rock: Soundtrack||RCA||"Croon Spoon"|
|2000||The Supersuckers with Eddie Vedder||Free the West Memphis 3||Koch||"Poor Girl"|
|2001||Wellwater Conspiracy||The Scroll and Its Combinations||TVT||"Felicity's Surprise"|
|Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready with Neil Young||America: A Tribute to Heroes||Interscope||"Long Road" (live)|
|2002||Eddie Vedder||I Am Sam: Soundtrack||V2 Ada||"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"|
|Neil Finn||7 Worlds Collide||Nettwerk||"Take a Walk" (live), "Stuff and Nonsense" (live), "I See Red" (live), and "Parting Ways" (live)|
|2003||Eddie Vedder & ZEKE||We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones||Columbia||"I Believe in Miracles" and "Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)"|
|Cat Power||You Are Free||Matador||"Good Woman" and "Evolution"|
|The Who||Live at the Royal Albert Hall||Steamhammer US||"I'm One" (live), "Gettin' in Tune" (live), "Let's See Action" (live), and "See Me, Feel Me" (live) (with Bryan Adams)|
|2004||Pete Townshend||Magic Bus/Live in Chicago||Compendia||"Magic Bus" (live) and "Heart to Hang Onto" (live)|
|Jack Irons||Attention Dimension||Breaching Whale||"Shine On You Crazy Diamond"|
|2005||Eddie Vedder and the Walmer High School Choir||The Molo Sessions||Ten Club||"Long Road", "Love Boat Captain", and "Better Man"|
|2006||Eddie Vedder||Dead Man Walking: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture: Legacy Edition||Sony||"Face of Love" (with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), "Long Road" (with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), and "Dead Man"|
|Eddie Vedder||A Brokedown Melody: Original Soundtrack||Brushfire||"Goodbye"|
|2007||Eddie Vedder & The Million Dollar Bashers||I'm Not There: Original Soundtrack||Columbia||"All Along the Watchtower"|
|Crowded House||Seattle, WA 09/01/2007||Kufala||"World Where You Live" and "Something So Strong"|
|2008||Eddie Vedder with Ben Harper||Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran||Sire||"No More" (live)|
|2008||Golden Globe Awards||Best Original Song - "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild|
|2007||Satellite Awards||Best Original Song - "Rise" from Into the Wild|
|2008||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Song - "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Original Score - Into the Wild (with Michael Brook and Kaki King)|
|Grammy Awards||Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - "Guaranteed" from Into the Wild|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Severson III, Edward Louis|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Musician, Songwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 23, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Evanston, Illinois, U.S.|
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