TIMELINE
November 28, 1962

Matt Cameron born in San Diego, California.

1963
March 10, 1963

Jeff Ament born in Havre, Montana.

1964
December 23, 1964

Eddie Vedder born in Evanston, Illinois.

1966
April 5, 1966

Mike McCready born in Pensacola, Florida.

July 20, 1966

Stone Gossard born in Seattle, Washington.

1984
Spring 1984

The Seattle punk band Green River forms when Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard team up with future Mudhoney men Mark Arm and Steve Turner.

1987
October 1, 1987

Green River disbands over creative differences.

December 1, 1987

Gossard and Ament start jamming with singer Andrew Wood and Mother Love Bone is born. Within their two years of existence, MLB manages to incite a major label bidding war, get signed, tour the U.S., release an EP and record a much anticipated debut album.

1990
March 19, 1990

Andy Wood dies of a heroin overdose less than a month shy of the intended release of Mother Love Bone's debut, Apple, which is finally released that summer. (The album is repackaged with bonus tracks and released as Mother Love Bone in 1992.)

Summer 1990

In the aftermath of Mother Love Bone, Ament and Gossard hook up with guitarist Mike McCready, and start jamming. The three record a demo (with the help of Soundgarden - and future Pearl Jam - drummer Matt Cameron), which ends up in the hands of San Diego surfer Eddie Vedder (by way of another future Pearl Jam drummer, Jack Irons). Vedder dubs his own lyrics and vocal onto the tape and sends it back to Seattle.

October 1, 1990

Dave Krusen is recruited to fill the emerging band's drum seat when Irons turns down the gig. The lineup is now Krusen on drums, Gossard and McCready on guitars, Ament on bass, and Vedder on vocals.

October 22, 1990

The band, now called Mookie Blaylock, plays its first gig at the tiny Off Ramp club in Seattle.

November 1, 1990

The band records its first professional demo tape at Seattle's London Bridge Studio.

1991
February 1, 1991

Mookie Blaylock embarks on their first tour, a short West Coast jaunt opening for Alice In Chains.

March 11, 1991

Mookie Blaylock again enters Seattle's London Bridge Studios to record their Epic debut album, Ten, which is completed within a month. During the recording, the band changes their name to Pearl Jam.

April 16, 1991

Temple of the Dog is released on A&M Records. The album is a tribute to Andrew Wood created by Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron (then of Soundgarden) and Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder.

May 25, 1991

Pearl Jam performs at Seattle's RKCNDY to celebrate the end of production for the Cameron Crowe film, Singles (in which Ament, Gossard, and Vedder have bit parts). After the party, Dave Krusen leaves the band.

August 3, 1991

The video for Pearl Jam's first single, "Alive," is filmed during their concert at Seattle's RKCNDY. Josh Taft, a childhood friend of Stone Gossard, directs the clip. It is MTV's first non-lip synched video.

August 15, 1991

After two months of touring with Pearl Jam, drummer Matt Chamberlain, previously of Edie Brickell + New Bohemians, (later a skinsman for Tori Amos and Fiona Apple), leaves the band to serve as the drummer for the Saturday Night Live band.

August 23, 1991

Drummer Dave Abbruzzese joins the Pearl Jam fold by playing his first show, a free show at the Mural Amphitheater in Seattle to a crowd of 4,000.

August 27, 1991

Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten, is released on Epic Records. One year later, it peaks on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #2.

October 16, 1991

Pearl Jam begins its first full-scale U.S. tour as special guests of Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Smashing Pumpkins in Madison, WI. The tour culminates in a New Year's Eve show in San Francisco with the Chili Peppers and Nirvana.

Christmas, 1991

Pearl Jam releases a fan-club only 7-inch single with two new tracks, "Let Me Sleep (It's Christmas Time)" and "Ramblings."

1992
January 17, 1992

Josh Taft films "Even Flow", the second video from Ten, during Pearl Jam's concert at Seattle's Moore Theater.

February 3, 1992

Pearl Jam begin their first European tour in London, with dates in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Germany. The next day, the band does their first television performance on BBC-TV's "Late Show," playing two songs.

February 25, 1992

Ten is certified Gold.

March 16, 1992

At the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, NY, Pearl Jam tapes MTV Unplugged. The episode first airs on May 13, 1992.

March 25, 1992

Pearl Jam begins a U.S. headlining tour in Minneapolis.

April 11, 1992

Pearl Jam performs "Alive" and "Porch" on NBC's Saturday Night Live and appears briefly in a skit with guest host Sharon Stone.

May 5, 1992

Ten is certified Platinum for sales of 1 million copies.

May 18, 1992

The Seattle Parks Department withdraws its permit for a planned free Pearl Jam/Seaweed concert at the city's Gasworks Park five days before the event is to take place. A few days later, Pearl Jam, Seaweed and 7 Year Bitch play a free show in Renton, a Seattle suburb. Pearl Jam begins planning "Drop In The Park," a free concert for 30,000 fans scheduled to take place in Seattle the following September.

June 1, 1992

Pearl Jam embarks on another European tour, highlighted by the Pink Pop festival in Holland; and the Rock Am Ring festival in Nuerburg, Germany, where they play before 50,000 fans.

June 26, 1992

Singles, the soundtrack for the Cameron Crowe film, is released on Epic Soundtrax. The album includes the previously unreleased Pearl Jam tracks, "State of Love and Trust" and "Breath."

July 18, 1992

Pearl Jam joins Soundgarden, Ministry, Ice Cube, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Jesus And Mary Chain for the Lollapalooza II traveling music festival, which kicks off at the Shoreline Amphitheater near San Francisco.

August 1, 1992

Directed by Mark Pellington, "Jeremy", the third video from Ten, premieres on MTV.

September 9, 1992

The band performs "Jeremy" at the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles.

September 20, 1992

Pearl Jam headlines "Drop In The Park," a free, ticketed concert for 30,000 fans at Magnuson Park in Seattle. Seaweed, Cypress Hill, Pete Droge, and the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow also perform. 3,000 people are registered to vote at the site.

September, 1992

The video for "Oceans," is filmed in Hawaii and released only outside of the U.S. Later released on the Touring Band 2000 DVD bonus feature.

October 16, 1992

Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready perform "Masters of War" with G.E. Smith at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

October 1, 1992

Stone Gossard along with Shawn Smith, Regan Hagar, and Jeremy Toback form the band Brad. They record their first album, Shame, which is released on Epic on May 24, 1993.

November 1, 1992

Pearl Jam makes their first of many appearances at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater near San Francisco.

Christmas, 1992

Pearl Jam releases their second fan club-only 7-inch single, Who Killed Rudolph? including the Dead Boys cover "Sonic Reducer" and "Ramblings Continued."

December 31, 1992

Pearl Jam rings in the New Year by opening for Keith Richards & the Expensive Winos at The Academy in New York City.

1993
January 12, 1993

Eddie Vedder inducts the Doors into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at L.A.'s Century Plaza Hotel. He joins the surviving Doors - Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and John Densmore - for a three-song set, filling in for the late Jim Morrison.

January 25, 1993

Pearl Jam wins two American Music Awards, for Favorite New Artist-Pop/Rock and for Favorite New Artist - Heavy Metal/Hard Rock.

Spring 1993

Pearl Jam records their sophomore album at the Site near San Francisco, capping the sessions with a surprise show at a tiny local club, Slim's, on May 13.

June 16-17, 1993

The band warm-up during two surprise shows in Missoula, Montana and Spokane, Washington.

June 27, 1993

Pearl Jam begins a European tour, with dates (through July 17) in Sweden, Finland, Italy, Ireland, England, and Holland, including shows opening for Neil Young and U2.

July 2, 1993

Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams is released on Columbia Records. Pearl Jam performs the Victoria Williams' song, "Crazy Mary" to benefit Sweet Relief, an organization that funds healthcare for uninsured musicians.

September 3, 1993

Pearl Jam wins four awards (of their five nominations) at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, the most awards earned this year by any single group or artist. The "Jeremy" video is named "Best Video Of The Year," "Best Group Video," and "Best Metal/Hard Rock Video." Director Mark Pellington wins the award for "Best Direction In A Video." Pearl Jam performs two songs on the telecast: "Animal" and "Rockin' In The Free World," the latter with unannounced special guest Neil Young.

September 10, 1993

Judgment Night is released on Immortal/Epic Soundtrax. It includes the Pearl Jam/Cypress Hill collaboration "Real Thing."

October 19, 1993

Vs., Pearl Jam's second album, is released on CD and cassette on Epic Records, one week after its release on vinyl. Vs. enters the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at #1 and sets a SoundScan record with first week sales of 950,378 copies.

October 25, 1993

Pearl Jam begins a two-month headlining U.S. tour with surprise club shows at Seattle's Off Ramp and Santa Cruz, California's Catalyst Club before the official opening date at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. The tour includes multiple-night stands in select venues including a closing three-show engagement at the Seattle Center Arena. Support acts on various dates include the Rollins Band, Butthole Surfers, Urge Overkill, and Mudhoney. Eddie Vedder appears on the cover of Time magazine.

October 28, 1993

Pearl Jam appears on the cover of Rolling Stone for the first time. Cameron Crowe conducts an extensive interview.

November 6-7, 1993

Pearl Jam performs at Mesa Community Amphitheatre in Arizona in support of the Apache Survival Coalition and Mount Graham Coalition who are working to prevent the building of telescopes on this Apache territory, a fundamental sacred site.

Christmas, 1993

Pearl Jam releases their third fan club only 7-inch single, "Angel" w/b-side "Ramblings."

1994
March 6, 1994

The band begins the second half of the headlining U.S. Vs. tour with two shows at the Paramount in Denver, Colorado. The tour includes a "Rock For Choice" benefit on March 9 in Pensacola, Florida, honoring women's clinic physician Dr. David Gunn, who was murdered in his home by a pro-life gunman.

March 1, 1994

Pearl Jam announces its intention to keep ticket prices for its upcoming summer tour below $20. In doing so, the band challenges what it feels are unjust service fees being charged by Ticketmaster, the dominant ticketing agency in the country. The band later announces that it will tour without Ticketmaster.

April 16, 1994

Pearl Jam makes a second appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live, performing "Not For You," "Rearviewmirror," and "Daughter," and caps off the Vs. tour the following night with a special fan-club only show at New York's Paramount Theater.

April 25, 1994

In response to Pearl Jam's efforts, Ticketmaster CEO Fred Rosen says he "intends on taking a very strong stand on this issue to protect Ticketmaster's existing contracts with promoters and facilities, and further, TM will use all available remedies to protect itself from outside third parties that attempt to interfere with those existing contracts."

May 6, 1994

Unable to find suitable venues to perform in that do not have exclusive contracts with Ticketmaster, Pearl Jam cancels its summer tour. Representatives from the U.S. Justice Department approach the band about filing a memo with them under their anti-trust division. Pearl Jam agrees. In the memo Pearl Jam claims that Ticketmaster, through its extensive exclusive contracts with major concert venues, controls a monopoly over the marketplace, and that Ticketmaster has pressured promoters not to handle Pearl Jam shows.

May 31, 1994

A Justice Department spokeswoman tells Billboard that the anti-trust division is looking into "the possibility of anti-competitive practices in the ticketing industry," thereby launching an investigation.

June 30, 1994

In Washington, DC, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard testify before the Information, Justice, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee at Congressional hearings on the ticketing industry.

August 1, 1994

Drummer Dave Abbruzzese and Pearl Jam part ways.

October 1-2, 1994

Pearl Jam makes their second appearance at Neil Young's annual bay area Bridge School Benefit. Jack Irons fills in on percussion for the pair of acoustic sets.

December 6, 1994

: Pearl Jam's third Epic album, Vitalogy, is released two weeks after its release on vinyl (Nov. 22). Sales of more than 877,000 copies mark the second-best selling debut week (after Vs.) and the album enters the Billboard Top 200 albums chart at #1, holding the top spot for five consecutive weeks.

1995
January 8, 1995

Pearl Jam hosts "Self-Pollution Radio," which includes live performances by Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Mad Season, Fastbacks, Mike Watt, Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, and two live sets by Pearl Jam. The 4.5-hour broadcast is offered on a free, non-exclusive basis to radio stations across the country. During the broadcast, Eddie Vedder officially announces that Jack lrons, formerly of the Red Hot Chill Peppers and Eleven, is Pearl Jam's new drummer.

January 12, 1995

Eddie Vedder inducts Neil Young into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. All of Pearl Jam is on hand to perform with Young. Soon after, the band enters the studio to back Young on what will become his album, Mirror Ball.

January 14-15, 1995

Pearl Jam performs two shows at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Both are benefits for Voters For Choice, a DC-based political action committee working to elect pro-choice candidates. Also appearing: Neil Young and L7. Ed Vedder and Stone Gossard participate in a press conference with VFC president Gloria Steinem to advocate freedom of choice and discuss recent violence at family planning clinics.

February 2, 1995

Vitalogy is simultaneously certified platinum, double platinum, triple platinum and quadruple platinum, for sales of 4 million copies, all within two months of its release.

February 5-6, 1995

Pearl Jam plays two concerts under the pseudonym Piss Bottle Men for fan club members only at Seattle's Moore Theater.

February 18, 1995

The band begins its first ever tour of the Far East, a month-long trek that includes dates in Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand.

February 28, 1995

Eddie Vedder sings and plays guitar on "Against the 70's," on Mike Watt's new album, Ball-Hog or Tugboat.

March 14, 1995

Mad Season's album Above is released on Columbia Records. The group is comprised of guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), vocalist Layne Staley (Alice In Chains), drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), and bassist Baker. [Above is certified gold on June 13, 1995 for sales of 500,000 copies.]

March 16, 1995

Vs. is certified six times Platinum.

March 21, 1995

The Basketball Diaries soundtrack is released on Island Records. It features "Catholic Boy" as recorded with Jim Carroll and Pearl Jam.

April 4, 1995

Pearl Jam announces a 13-date U.S. tour itinerary and the decision to use new ticketing company ETM for ticket sales and distribution. ETM provides fully automated phonelines, bar codes on tickets to prevent scalpers, ability to handle 4,000 incoming calls at one time, no corporate advertising on tickets and a $2 service fee along with 50c per order handling costs. Most of the shows are scheduled at out-of-the-way, alternative venues to avoid using Ticketmaster.

April, 1995

Eddie Vedder on guitar joins Mike Watt's U.S. tour for Ball-hog or Tugboat. Enjoying a back to basics tour, they travel to each date by van.

April 28, 1995

Appearing on The Jon Stewart Show, Mike Watt, Eddie Vedder, Pat Smear, and Dave Grohl perform "Big Train" and "The Red And The Black."

June 7, 1995

Pearl Jam backs up Neil Young before a packed audience at an unpublicized show at Moe's Mo'roc'n Cafe in Seattle.

June 16, 1995

In Casper, Wyoming, Pearl Jam plays the first show of a 13-date U.S. tour.

June 26, 1995

Pearl Jam cancels the remaining seven dates of its tour after a pair of San Diego dates are cancelled by an overzealous sheriff, a Utah show is rained out, and a food-poisoned Eddie Vedder is unable to finish a San Francisco date.

June 27, 1995

The original Chicago date and pair of Milwaukee tour dates are reinstated; the band vows to reschedule all of the rest of the cancelled shows.

July 5, 1995

The Justice Department drops its Ticketmaster investigation with the following statement: "The Department of Justice announced today that it has informed Ticketmaster Holdings Group, Inc. that it is closing its antitrust investigation into that firm's contracting practices. The Department will continue to monitor competitive developments in the ticketing industry."

July 6, 1995

Attorney General Janet Reno, commenting on the Department's dropping of the case, says, "[i]t did not seem an appropriate time to continue to pursue the investigation...My understanding is that the division found that there were new enterprises coming into the arena and based on that evidence...we do not have a basis for proceeding." Pearl Jam respond that they are "disappointed" with the decision, stating that "those who will be most hurt by the Justice Department's cave-in are the consumers of live entertainment." The band adds that it "will continue to work on behalf of our fans to keep our tickets affordable and accessible to everyone."

July 11, 1995

The band concludes their abbreviated non-Ticketmaster tour with a marathon, three-hour plus shows at Chicago's Soldier Field to a crowd of 47,000. The Soldier Field show was Pearl Jam's longest show ever up to this point.

July 27, 1995

Mirror Ball, Neil Young's collaboration with Pearl Jam, is released on Reprise Records. The band backs Young on a month-long European summer tour.

August 29, 1995

Mad Season releases a home video, Live At The Moore, on Columbia records. The video was shot at a sold-out performance at Seattle's Moore Theater on April 29, 1995.

September 13, 1995

Pearl Jam plays the first of nine shows rescheduled from the aborted summer tour in Phoenix, Arizona. Support acts on various dates include The Ramones, The Fastbacks, and Ben Harper.

October 13, 1995

Vitalogy is certified five times Platinum.

December 5, 1995

Pearl Jam's Merkin Ball EP is released by Epic Records on CD and 7-inch vinyl. It contains two songs, "I Got Id" and "Long Road." Both tracks feature Neil Young on guitar and were recorded in Seattle during the Mirror Ball sessions.

Christmas, 1995

Pearl Jam releases their fourth fan club-only single. No single was issued in 1994 but Pearl Jam makes up for it by making this year's release a double 7-inch consisting of "Sonic Reducer" live with Joey Ramone, "History Never Repeats" live with Crowded House's Neil and Tim Finn, "Swallow My Pride" with Mudhoney's Steve Turner and Mark Arm, and "My Way" with an Elvis impersonator.

1996
January 6, 1996

The Dead Man Walking soundtrack is released on Columbia Records, featuring music from the Tim Robbins film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The album includes two songs, "Long Road" and "The Face Of Love," performed by qawwali master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Eddie Vedder.

January 29, 1996

Pearl Jam wins two American Music Awards, for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist and Favorite Alternative Music Artist.

February 20, 1996

Home Alive: The Art Of Self-Defense is released on Epic Records. The two-CD set benefits Home Alive, a Seattle-based non-profit women's organization dedicated to providing access to self-defense information and techniques. It includes Pearl Jam's cover of the Eddie Holland Motown classic "Leaving Here" (recorded specifically for this project) along with tracks by Joan Jett, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Fastbacks, Jim Carroll, Exene Cervenka, and others.

February 27, 1996

Merkin Ball is certified Gold for sales of over 500,000 copies.

February 28, 1996

Pearl Jam wins its first Grammy Award, in the category of Best Hard Rock performance, for "Spin The Black Circle."

March 12, 1996

Stone Gossard contributes to Thermadore's Monkey on Rico by playing on four songs and singing on two (Pushing and Anton). Released by WEA/Atlantic.

April 9, 1996

Mike McCready is playing as Petster with Goodness on "Electricity, Electricity" on Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks released by Atlantic.

May 20, 1996

In the 13th annual Pop Music Awards of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Pearl Jam's "Better Man" (composed by Eddie Vedder) is cited as one of the most-performed ASCAP songs of the year 10/01/94-9/30/95.

June 11, 1996

Three Fish release their self-titled album on the Epic label. Three Fish is comprised of Jeff Ament (12-string and fretless bass, 12-string guitar, djembe), Tribe After Tribe's Robbi Robb (vocals/guitar), and ex-Fastbacks drummer Richard Stuverud (drums). A month-long U.S. club tour follows.

July 2, 1996

Music For Our Mother Ocean, a compilation benefiting the Surfrider Foundation, is released on Interscope Records. It features Pearl Jam's cover of the Silly Surfers' 1964 single "Gremmie Out Of Control."

July 17, 1996

"Who You Are," the first single from Pearl Jam's soon-to-be-released album, No Code, enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #35.

August 27, 1996

Pearl Jam's fourth album, No Code, is released on Epic Records. It enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #1.

September 14, 1996

Pearl Jam performs a surprise warm-up show with special guest Gus in Seattle at the Showbox.

September 16, 1996

Pearl Jam embarks on a four-week U.S. tour that begins in Seattle and ends in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on October 7. The Fastbacks open for Pearl Jam and Ben Harper opens several shows as well.

September 20, 1996

Pearl Jam performs "Hail Hail" and "Leaving Here" on a special, commercial-free episode of CBS' The Late Show With David Letterman.

September 23, 1996

Pearl Jam's official website, Synergy, debuts at http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/PearlJam/, offering fans up-to-the-minute news, a comprehensive discography, an exclusive photo gallery, a message forum and more.

September 29, 1996

Pearl Jam plays the second of two sold-out nights at New York's Randall's Island. The epic show consists of 32 songs and edges out the '95 Chicago date for their longest show ever.

October 19-20, 1996

Pearl Jam makes their third appearance at Neil Young's annual bay area Bridge School Benefit.

October 26, 1996

Pearl Jam begins the European leg of the tour in Cork, Ireland. The opening band for the tour is the Fastbacks and the tour concludes in Lisbon Portugal on November 25.

November 27, 1996

Ten is certified 10 times Platinum.

Christmas, 1996

Pearl Jam releases their fifth fan club-only 7-inch single, "Olympic Platinum" w/b-side "Smile" live (from Barcelona, Spain 11/21/96).

1997
January 8, 1997

No Code is certified Platinum.

April 1, 1997

Breaking The Ethers released by Sony features a Mike McCready guest appearance playing guitar on "The Getaway," on this all-instrumental album by Tuatara, a collaboration of friends coming together to express a wide variety of influences.

April 8, 1997

Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness released by Rykodisc. This spoken word tribute with music features Eddie Vedder with backing music by Hovercraft doing Hymn by Jack Kerouac.

April 22, 1997

Jeff Ament makes a guest appearance playing fretless bass on Tribe After Tribe's Pearls Before Swine released on the Intercord Tontraeger.

June 8, 1997

Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready show up unannounced and perform "Corduroy," "Yellow Ledbetter" and Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" to open the second day of the 1997 Tibetan Freedom Concerts on Randall's Island in New York City.

June 15, 1997

Ed performs at Pete Townshend's benefit for the Maryville Academy at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois.

June 24, 1997

Interiors, the second Epic album by Brad, are released. The band's first ever U.S. tour - a month of club dates - follows. Brad does a second U.S. club tour for Interiors in October.

November 4, 1997

The Tibetan Freedom Concert triple CD released on Capitol Records features "Yellow Ledbetter" from Mike and Eddie's surprise appearance at the June, 1997 Tibetan Freedom Concert, along with other amazing performances from the two-day event to raise awareness about the Chinese oppression of Tibet. Performances from the 1996 Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco are included on Disc 3.

November 12, 1997

Pearl Jam, billed as The Honking Seals, play a warm-up show at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California.

November 14-15, 18-19, 1997

Pearl Jam supports the Rolling Stones for four shows at Oakland Stadium in Oakland, California, debuting material from their forthcoming album, Yield.

November 18, 1997

Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1 released by Warner Brothers is a compilation featuring 15 tracks from various artists who've performed at the annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts. Pearl Jam's performance of "Nothingman" is included. Other artists include: Neil Young, Lovemongers, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Simon & Garfunkel, Don Henley, David Bowie, Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Beck, Ministry, Tracy Chapman, Nils Lofgren and Patti Smith.

November 25, 1997

Released by Uni/Radioactive, Ed guests on the Ramones home video/CD set, We're Outta Here! singing with the Ramones on "Any Way You Want It" from their farewell show at the Palace on August 6, 1996.

December 24, 1997

"Given To Fly" is the first radio track from Pearl Jam's new album, Yield. Around the same time, the band announces an extensive South Pacific tour in February.

Christmas, 1997

Pearl Jam's sixth fan club-only 7-inch is a joint release with R.E.M's fan club. Pearl Jam contributes "Happy When I'm Crying" and R.E.M. offers "Live For Today."

1998
January 7, 1998

Brad (Stone Gossard, Shawn Smith, Regan Hagar, and Mike Berg filling in for Jeremy Toback.) tour Australia and New Zealand in support of their second album Interiors. Opening for Brad is Ben Harper.

January 31, 1998

Pearl Jam hosts their second free-form broadcast, this time dubbed "Monkey Wrench Radio." "Monkey Wrench Radio" includes live performances by Mudhoney, Zeke, Brad, Tuatara and three live sets by Pearl Jam. The 3.5-hour broadcast is again offered on a free, non-exclusive basis to radio stations across the country.

February 3, 1998

Yield, Pearl Jam's fifth album, is released on Epic Records. The album enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart at No. 2.

February 13, 1998

Pearl Jam announces a comprehensive summer U.S. arena tour, marking the band's return to full-scale, mainstream touring.

February 20-21, 1998

Pearl Jam kicks off their South Pacific tour with two concerts at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Maui, Hawaii with opening band Mudhoney. The tour continues in New Zealand and concludes in Perth, Australia on March 20. The opening band is Shudder To Think.

March 13, 1998

Yield is certified Platinum.

March 29, 1998

Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder perform in Los Angeles at the "Dead Man Walking: The Concert," an anti-death penalty benefit for Murder Victims' Families For Reconciliation and Hope House. Ament and Vedder perform with Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, percussionist Dildar Hussain, and Doors drummer John Densmore. The concert, hosted by Dead Man Walking director Tim Robbins, also features performances by Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Ani DiFranco and others.

April 1, 1998

Pearl Jam announces that, due to health reasons, drummer Jack Irons will not be participating in the band's summer concert tour. For the duration of the tour, ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron will replace Irons.

May 1, 1998

Pearl Jam performs "Wishlist" on CBS' The Late Show With David Letterman.

May 7, 1998

Pearl Jam plays a surprise club show at Seattle's ARO.space. It is Matt Cameron's first full show with the band.

June 14, 1998

Pearl Jam co-headlines the third annual Tibetan Freedom Concert, held at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.

June 20, 1998

Pearl Jam begins their North American tour in Missoula, Montana with dates running through September 23 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Support acts on various dates include Goodness, Frank Black, Murder City Devils, Spacehog, X, Zeke, Tenacious D, The Wallflowers, Zeke, Sean Lennon, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick, Mudhoney, Ben Harper, Hovercraft, and Rancid.

August 4, 1998

Single Video Theory, the band's Mark Pellington directed "making of Yield" home video, is released.

August 25, 1998

The soundtrack to the independent film Chicago Cab is released on Stone Gossard's Loosegroove Records. The album features Pearl Jam's "Who You Are" and the five-year-old previously unreleased "Hard To Imagine" as well as Brad's "Secret Girl."

August 28, 1998

"Do The Evolution," Pearl Jam's first music video since 1992's "Jeremy," premieres on MTV's 120 Minutes. Artist Todd McFarlane, creator of the best selling comic "Spawn", created the animated clip.

November 24, 1998

Live On Two Legs, Pearl Jam's first live album, culled from the '98 tour, is released.

December 23, 1998

Place/Date, a book of intimate, career-spanning photographs by official Pearl Jam photographers Lance Mercer and Charles Peterson is published in hard cover to the fan club only. A soft-cover general release follows in the Spring of 1999.

Christmas, 1998

Pearl Jam releases their seventh fan club only 7-inch single, a cover of the 1964 J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers hit "Last Kiss" and a cover of Arthur Alexander's "Soldier of Love." Both were recorded during the second leg of the '98 U.S. Yield tour.

1999
February, 1999

Pearl Jam's cover of 1964's "Last Kiss" (available only on the non-commercial 1998 fan club single) begins to receive airplay on selected radio stations nationwide. In the weeks that follow, a flood of listener requests pushes it into heavy rotation on a growing number of stations across a variety of formats.

Early March, 1999

Pearl Jam enters Stone Gossard's Studio Litho for preliminary sessions for their sixth studio album, with Matt Cameron on drums.

March 16, 1999

Ten receives the new RIAA Diamond Award for sales above 10 million (10 x Platinum).

June 1, 1999

Three Fish (Jeff Ament's side band) releases their second Epic album, The Quiet Table, and begin a one-month U.S. club tour.

June 8, 1999

Due to overwhelming demand and ever increasing airplay, Pearl Jam releases "Last Kiss"/ "Soldier of Love" as a commercial single. A week later, both songs are included on the benefit compilation No Boundaries. By April 2000, more than $6.7 million has been raised from sales of No Boundaries and the "Last Kiss" single and distributed among three international aid groups - CARE, OXFAM, and Doctors Without Borders - for their efforts on behalf of the Kosovo refugees.

June 13, 1999

Eddie Vedder and Seattle-area buddies C-Average perform at the fourth annual Tibetan Freedom Concert at Alpine Valley near Chicago.

June - July 1999

In the months to come, Eddie and C-Average perform several times, often unannounced. This includes the Musicians Assistance Program benefit concert at the Hollywood Palladium.

June 26, 1999

"Last Kiss" peaks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart - it's the highest charting single of the band's career to date.

July 7, 1999

The "Last Kiss" single is certified Gold.

July 28, 1999

Eddie Vedder joins Pete Townshend on The Late Show with David Letterman. Later that evening, Vedder is Townshend's special guest for an intimate, mostly acoustic show for the Maryville Academy at New York's Supper Club, hosted by a local radio station.

July 29, 1999

Eddie joins Pete Townshend at the House of Blues in Chicago for a benefit show for the Maryville Academy.

August 6, 1999

Ten is certified 11 times platinum.

August 17, 1999

Music For Our Mother Ocean III, the third compilation benefiting the Surfrider Foundation, is released on Interscope Records. It features Pearl Jam's "Whale Song" (written and sung by Jack Irons).

September 1, 1999

The sessions for Pearl Jam's sixth studio album, Binaural, begin in earnest at Stone Gossard's Studio Litho with producer Tchad Blake and drummer Matt Cameron on board.

October 30-31, 1999

Pearl Jam makes their fourth appearance at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit, unveiling "Nothing As It Seems" and "Thin Air," two songs from the forthcoming Binaural.

November 12-13, 1999

Ed and C-average open for the Who at the Maryville Academy benefit concerts at the House of Blues in Chicago.

December 3, 1999

Tenclub.net, the official website of Pearl Jam's fan club, is launched. The site's inaugural front page is a typed welcome note from Eddie Vedder.

Christmas, 1999

Pearl Jam releases their eighth fan club-only 7-inch single, two new Pearl Jam songs "Strangest Tribe" w/b-side "Drifting."

2000
February 1, 2000

The self-titled album by The Rockfords is released on Epic Records. The band consists of Mike McCready, Danny Newcomb, Rick and Chris Friel, and Carrie Akre. McCready, Newcomb and the Friel brothers were in a band called Shadow when they were in high school.

March 15, 2000

Pearl Jam announces the upcoming release of a new studio album entitled Binaural to be released in May 2000.

April 11, 2000

"Nothing As It Seems," the first single from Binaural, debuts on radio stations around the world. The following week, the song enters the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart at #5 and at #11 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

April 12, 2000

Pearl Jam performs "Grievance," a track from the forthcoming Binaural, on The Late Show With David Letterman.

April 25, 2000

The "Nothing As It Seems" single, with Binaural's "Insignificance" as a b-side, hits record stores.

May 10, 2000

Pearl Jam performs for 1,100 fans at the Mount Baker Theater in Bellingham, WA. It is the band's first headlining, full-length concert since the end of the'98 Yield tour.

May 11, 2000

Pearl Jam performs a free show for radio contest winners at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, B.C.

May 16, 2000

Pearl Jam releases their sixth studio album, Binaural, on Epic Records.

May 23, 2000

Pearl Jam begins their 2000 Binaural world tour with six weeks of headlining shows and festival dates in Europe. Support acts on various dates include The Vandals, theMonkeywrench, and Dismemberment Plan.

May 24, 2000

Vs. is certified seven times Platinum.

June 4, 2000

Pearl Jam announces -- in order for fans to have easy, affordable access to soundboard-quality recordings of the band's concerts -- that they will officially release complete, double-CD recordings of the entire 2000 European tour.

June 21, 2000

Binaural is certified Gold.

June 30, 2000

Nine concertgoers are fatally injured in the crush of the general admission audience of Denmark's Roskilde Festival while Pearl Jam is on stage. Devastated, they immediately cancel the remaining two dates of the European tour and return to the U.S.

July 18th 2000

"Light Years" single released. The two b-sides will be live versions of "Soon Forget" and "Grievance" from the May 10th Bellingham show.

August 3, 2000

After a difficult month off, the Binaural tour resumes with the first of 47 North American dates. The empathy between the band and their fans makes for a very emotional show in Virginia Beach, VA.

September 12, 2000

Almost Famous movie soundtrack by DreamWorks Records is released. Mike McCready's fantastic guitar work on is showcased on "Fever Dog." Other artists include The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Nancy Wilson and many more.

September 23, 2000

In support of the Green Party for the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Eddie Vedder plays the first of three appearances at candidate Ralph Nader's Super Rallies at Seattle's Key Arena. The second Super Rally is October 10 at Chicago UIC Pavilion and the third is on October 13 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

September 26, 2000

Following a three-week long pre-release period for fan club members, an unprecedented 25 double-CD live Pearl Jam albums hit record stores nationwide. The series consists of uncut recordings of each full show of the 2000 European tour. Bootlegs are priced at $10.98 on the band's website for the first two weeks they are available. Then are then available in retail stores for under $15 per concert.. This is the first of three "legs" of "official bootleg" releases, which as a whole include 72 shows and chronicle Pearl Jam's entire 2000 world tour.

October 4, 2000

Breaking the record for the most releases by one artist to simultaneously chart, five of Pearl Jam's double-CD "official bootlegs" from the 2000 European tour enter the Billboard Top 200 album chart today: Katowice, Poland 6/16/2000 (charting the highest of the bunch at #103); London 5/30/2000; Verona, Italy 6/20/2000; Milan, Italy 6/22/2000; and Hamburg, Germany 6/26/2000.

October 10, 2000

Free the West Memphis Three: A Benefit for Truth and Justice -- which features "Poor Girl," a collaboration between the Supersuckers and Eddie Vedder -- is released on Aces and Eights Recordings. The compilation benefit was put together to raise awareness about three teenagers from Tennessee convicted of murder based on dubious evidence.

October 22, 2000

Pearl Jam celebrates the 10th anniversary of their first performance with a birthday bash show in Las Vegas. The night is filled with laughs, great music, and trips down memory lane with Eddie telling the story of the infamous tape Stone and Jeff sent to him through Jack Irons. A moment is taken to thank and remember everyone who's been a part of the band's long history. In tribute to their origins, they perform "Crown Of Thorns" - a Mother Love Bone song co-written by Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and late MLB singer Andy Wood - for the first time ever.

November 6, 2000

The North American Binaural tour's finale is a three-hour hometown show at Seattle's Key Arena. This show ties with 9/29/96 in New York for the title of Pearl Jam's longest show. This concerts is one of two (the other is on November 5) hometown benefit shows, raising nearly half a million dollars for charity.

November 14, 2000

Matt Cameron drums on Rush singer-bassist Geddy Lee's solo album My Favorite Headache.

November 27, 2000

Eddie Vedder and special guests play The Who's benefit concert in London on November 27th at the Royal Albert Hall. Proceeds from the concert benefit Teenage Cancer Trust a UK organization dedicated to improving the environment of the teenage cancer sufferer, and their families.

Christmas, 2000

Pearl Jam releases their ninth fan club only 7-inch single, Mother Love Bone's "Crown of Thorns w/b-side the Elvis hit "Can't Help Falling In Love," both are live versions from Pearl Jam's 10th anniversary concert on October 22, 2000.

2001
January 30, 2001

The first leg of the North-American official bootleg series is available online exclusively for fan club members through the Ten Club. The 23 albums sell for a mere $10.98 per two CD set. This second set of the official bootlegs released by Pearl Jam includes every show from the first leg of the North American Binaural tour from Virginia Beach (8/4/00) to Pittsburgh, Pa (9/5/00).

February 27, 2001

The complete first leg of the North American Binaural tour bootleg series hits retail stores. The complete second leg of the North-American official bootleg series becomes available online exclusively for fan club members through the Ten Club. Once again the bootlegs are offered at a discount for members.

March 7, 2001

A record-breaking seven albums from the North American bootleg series enter the Billboard Top 200 chart. This marks the highest number of albums by a single artist to appear on the chart at the same time. The first leg North American bootlegs that charted were Tampa, Florida 8/12/2000; Memphis, Tennessee 8/15/2000; Indianapolis, Indiana 8/18/2000 and New York City 8/25/2000 (the highest charting of this bunch at #159); Boston 8/29/2000; Philadelphia 9/1/2000; and Pittsburgh 9/5/2000.

March 27, 2001

The complete second and final leg of the North American Binaural tour official bootleg series hits retail stores.

April 4, 2001

Two of Pearl Jam's "official" bootlegs from the second leg of the 2000 North American tour enter the Billboard Top 200 album chart: Las Vegas 10/22/2000 and Seattle 11/6/2000. Entering at #98, the triple-disc 11/6/2000 show is the highest charting of the total 72 "official bootlegs" in the series. All told, a record-breaking 14 of the bootlegs entered the Billboard chart in their first week of release.

April 20- May 1, 2001

Advance screenings or "viewing parties" for Pearl Jam's first live DVD, Touring Band 2000, are held on campuses across the country.

May 1, 2001

Touring Band 2000, Pearl Jam's first live DVD, is released. The body of the DVD is a 28-song set list culled from various shows on the North American Binaural tour plus fifty minutes of bonus footage that includes three montages of moments from the 2000 U.S. and European tours, the Todd McFarlane-animated 1998 video for "Do The Evolution" and the previously unreleased 1992 video for "Oceans." Upon its release, Touring Band 2000 gains recognition as the biggest selling music DVD ever to date within the first week of unit sales.

May 22, 2001

Matt Cameron and Monster Magnet-founding member Jon McBain's Wellwater Conspiracy release "The Scroll And Its Combinations" on TVT Records. Special guests on The Scroll And Its Combinations include Kim Thayil, April Cameron and Eddie Vedder (Wes C. Addle) singing lead vocals on "Felicity's Surprise."

June 4, 2001

Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000 DVD certified Platinum.

June 12, 2001

A live Pearl Jam rendition of the Who's "The Kids Are Alright" taken from the 2000 tour is included on the Pete Townshend-sanctioned Who tribute album Substitute: The Songs of the Who, released on EAR records.

July 8, 2001

Jeff Ament breaks out his baseball glove for the All Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game. A portion of the proceeds goes to Jeff's charity of choice, Arts Corps, a non-profit arts education program in Seattle whose mission is to offer excellent arts education to youth who do not otherwise have the opportunity. The all-star event is aired on ESPN the following day.

July 9, 2001

Jack McDowell's Major League Baseball Charity Benefit concert is held at The Showbox in Seattle. Performers include: Mudhoney, The Supersuckers, Marcy Playground, Pete Droge with Elaine Summers backing, Wellwater Conspiracy, Stickfigure, and Ed Vedder. Proceeds from the show benefit various Major League Baseball charities.

July 23, 2001

Stonegossard.com debuts, featuring news, sound samples from Bayleaf, e-cards, and a message from Stone Gossard.

August 4, 2001

Eddie Vedder performs at the Ralph Nader Super Rally at the Rose Garden in Portland. Other guests include Medea Benjamin, Jello Biafra, and Danny Glover.

August 20, 2001

Fans can purchase Bayleaf, Stone Gossard's first solo project, online at stonegossard.com before it is released to retail outlets in September.

August 23-31, 2001

Wellwater Conspiracy embarks on their tour in support of their new album "The Scroll And Its Combinations." Eddie Vedder joins Wellwater Conspiracy on stage at The Casbah in San Diego (8/24) to perform "Red Light Green Light" and "Felicity's Surprise."

September 1-3, 2001

Brad plays three shows at The Breakroom in Seattle. These shows feature Shawn Smith, Stone Gossard, Regan Hagar and Mike Berg.

September 8, 2001

Mike McCready makes an appearance at San Diego Street Scene and performs "Machine Gun" with original Band of Gypsies members Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.

September 11, 2001

Stone Gossard's first solo album, Bayleaf, is released on Epic Records. Sony Music Entertainment.

September 21, 2001

Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, and Neil Young perform "Long Road" on the televised America: A Tribute to Heroes Telethon, aired on every network simultaneously, to raise money for the September 11th Fund for victims and families of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. The show is nominated for six Emmys in 2002.

September 25, 2001

"The Who and Special Guests, Live At the Royal Albert Hall'' on DVD and VHS by Image Entertainment is released. The program features the November 27, 2000 appearances by Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher, Kelly Jones, Kennedy, Eddie Vedder and Paul Weller to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. The 2-Disc DVD set includes DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Rehearsal Footage, Multi-Angle "Pinball Wizard" and more.

October 20 & 21, 2001

Pearl Jam makes their fifth appearance at the Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. Performing both nights of the benefit concert, the band debuts new songs "Last Soldier" and "I Am Mine."

October 22, 2001

Pearl Jam performs at the Seattle Key Arena closing night of the Groundwork 2001 benefit concerts, a week of music to benefit the United Nation's FAO TeleFood projects, funding sustainable farming practices in third world countries. Also on the bill this night were: Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, Mana, Alanis Morissette, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and REM.

November 26-December 2, 2001

Brad play a five-date West Coast tour that finishes in Seattle. These shows feature Shawn Smith, Stone Gossard, Regan Hagar, Mike Berg, Thaddeus Turner and Elizabeth Pupo-Walker.

December 4, 2001

America: A Tribute to Heroes is released on DVD, VHS and CD. Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready and Neil Young's performance of "Long Road" is included in the release. Proceeds from the sale of these releases benefit the September 11th Fund.

Christmas, 2001

Pearl Jam's tenth fan club only 7-inch singles are a double release of "Last Soldier" w/b-side "Indifference" from October's Bridge School Benefit, along with "Gimme Some Truth" (by John Lennon) performed at Groundwork 2001, Seattle, WA w/b-side "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" (by The Ramones), performed by Jeff.

2002
January 8, 2002

Movie soundtrack for "I Am Sam" starring Sean Penn is released on BMG's V2 label. This collection of Beatles songs includes Eddie Vedder on vocals and all instrumentation performing "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away." Other artists contributing are Ben Harper, The Wallflowers, The Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow, Paul Westerberg, Nick Cave, Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright.

January 26, 2002

Eddie Vedder plays a private show at Spin Alley Bowling Center for Real Network's CEO Rob Glaser's 40th birthday party in Shoreline, Washington. Eddie plays a solo acoustic set and a set with C-Average in support of the West Memphis Three Defense efforts. Rob Glaser made a generous donation of $400,000 to the West Memphis Three Defense Fund.

February 19, 2002

Live On Two Legs certified Platinum.

February 26, 2002

Concert For Artists Rights - Organized by the Recording Artists Coalition, Eddie Vedder, Beck and Mike Ness perform solo sets and collaborate during each other's sets. Mike McCready also joins Ed and Mike Ness for a song. The event raised funds to hire lobbyists to represent artists on Capitol Hill regarding issues ranging from record label contracts to health care to radio consolidation.

March 15, 2002

Eddie Vedder performs with an accordion player and a drummer at the third edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Organized by Sonic Youth this time out, ATP invites the more adventurous musicians, poets, and visual artists.

March 18, 2002

With a compelling 17-minute tribute, Eddie Vedder inducts The Ramones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

August 13, 2002

Brad releases their third studio album, Welcome to Discovery Park, on Best Buy's Redline Entertainment label. Adding their own flourishes in the studio were multi-instrumentalist Thaddeus Turner and percussionist Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, as well as Jeremy Toback on bass, who play on both previous Brad albums.

October 8, 2002

"I Am Mine" with the b-side track, "Down," is the first single from Riot Act released on October 8 in the U.S.

September 24, 2002

Released today, Mike McCready contributes on guitar to the new Wallflowers album, "Red Letter Days"

November 12, 2002

Pearl Jam's 7th Studio Album, Riot Act, is released on Epic Records.

November 14-15, 2002

Pearl Jam performs two nights in a row on The Late Show with David Letterman. Performing "I Am Mine" on night one, and "Save You" on night two.

November 20, 2002

Riot Act charts at #5 first week sales.

December 5-6, 2002

Pearl Jam play two warm-up shows at Seattle's Showbox Club. Opening the first show on December 5th is NEO, and opening on December 6th is Steve Earle.

December 8-9, 2002

Pearl Jam performs two benefit shows for Seattle area causes at Key Arena in Seattle. Proceeds from the Showbox and Key Arena shows benefit several schools, arts groups, food banks, AIDS awareness groups and other charities.

December 10, 2002

Riot Act certified Gold.

Christmas, 2002

Pearl Jam's eleventh fan club only 7-inch single, are covers of "Don't Believe in Christmas" recorded at sound check at the Showbox and originally recorded by The Sonics w/b-side "Sleepless Nights" recorded during the Recording Artists Coalition Benefit. The Everly Brothers originally recorded it.

2003
January 23, 2003

Riot Act world tour announced along with new fan club ticketing policy enabling fan club members to order tickets to multiple shows. Support acts on various dates include Johnny Marr & The Healers, Betchadupa, Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild and The Buzzcocks.

February 8, 2003

Riot Act world tour kicks off for ten shows in Australia and five dates in Japan. The entire tour is again available on official CD bootlegs and for the first time includes an offer for the fans who order to download unmastered MP3s of the entire show within hours of the show's real-time completion.

February 11, 2003

"Save You/Other Side" single from Riot Act released in U.S. Rob Zombie's We're A Happy Family - A Tribute To The Ramones released. It features various artists including Eddie w/ Zeke on "I Believe in Miracles."

February 18, 2003

Cat Power's album You Are Free released with added vocals by Eddie.

April 1, 2003

Pearl Jam opens the U.S. leg of their world tour with a bang in Denver, Colorado.

April 7, 2003

The Perth, Australia, February 23rd concert bootleg released commercially.

April 12, 2003

Pearl Jam performs at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The entire concert is broadcast via the Internet on Real One Music.

May 7, 2003

Live at the Showbox a DVD of the December 6, 2002 warm-up show in Seattle, WA is sold on pearljam.com for only $15. The DVD was also sold on the Riot Act tour for $20.

May 13, 2003

Mike McCready is the keynote speaker at the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) third annual Many Faces of Hope luncheon in Seattle. All band members are in attendance to show their support.

May 15, 2003

The Rockfords (Mike McCready, Carrie Akre, Chris Friel, Danny Newcomb, Rick Friel) play at the benefit for the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle.

May 28, 2003

Riot Act world tour continues in Missoula, Montana

June, 2003

Searching for Melody CD released on Roslyn Recordings. It features Dan Peters (Mudhoney) on drums, Johnny Sangster on guitar/keyboards and Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) on bass. Photography for album art by Wes C. Addle (aka Ed Vedder).

June 10, 2003

The Tokyo Japan, March 3rd 2003 concert bootleg released to retail.

June 19, 2003

Pearl Jam Cincinnati concert canceled by promoter due to venue flooding.

July 11, 2003

Pearl Jam open their 3rd Boston show with an extra one-hour set to accomplish their goal of performing their entire current tour repertoire over the course of the three Boston shows while not repeating a single song.

July 15, 2003

The State College, PA May 3, 2003 concert bootleg is released to retail.

July 17, 2003

Pearl Jam kicks off the first of three consecutive shows on their inaugural visit to Mexico City. The band participate in a rare press conference with the Latin American Media discussing their first ever visit to Mexico as a band, discussing U.S. politics and patriotism, band history and experiences.

July 19, 2003

Pearl Jam's final concert of the Riot Act tour in Mexico City is broadcast on TV and radio in South America.

August 19, 2003

Live From Nowhere Near You compilation benefit CD released. The seventy-five minute concept CD tells a story through collaborated music from over 70 professionals and street musicians. The song "Powerless" features Mike McCready on vocals/guitar, Stone Gossard on guitar, Chris Friel of The Rockfords on drums and Cole Peterson of Sweetwater on bass. Available through major retail outlets and amazon.com, proceeds from this benefit CD go to the homeless and street youth programs of the charity "Outside In."

August 28, 2003

The Pearl Jam Message Pit message board debuts on pearljam.com

August 29, 2003

The Rockfords (Mike McCready, Carrie Akre, Chris Friel and Danny Newcomb, and Rick Friel, perform at the 33rd annual Bumbershoot Festival.

September 9, 2003

Wellwater Conspiracy (Matt Cameron, John McBain) release its self-titled, fourth studio album on Transdreamer/Megaforce Records.

September 16, 2003

Pearl Jam releases 3 bootlegs (July 8th and 9th, New York, NY and July 11th Mansfield, MA) from the Riot Act world tour to retail.

October 22, 2003

Pearl Jam performs a special acoustic concert at Benaroya Hall to benefit the Seattle-based YouthCare's Orion Center. The band debuts two new songs, "Man Of The Hour," which will appear on the soundtrack for Tim Burton's new movie, Big Fish, and "Fatal" which will appear on the band's upcoming rarities album, Lost Dogs.

October 25-26, 2003

Pearl Jam appears for the sixth time at the 17th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert performing both nights of the benefit concert.

October 28, 2003

Pearl Jam plays a mostly acoustic benefit concert in Santa Barbara, CA for the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai. Dubbed "An Evening With Pearl Jam Acoustic and Then Some," special guests include Jack Irons, Jack Johnson, John Frusciante, and Chris Cornell. Cornell joins Pearl Jam for "Hunger Strike" and "Reach Down" which brings into being a Temple of the Dog reunion.

September 11, 2003

Ten is certified 12 times Platinum.

November 10, 2003

Pearl Jam offer their "Man of the Hour" CD single exclusively on pearljam.com for release in late November. The song was written solely for the Tim Burton movie Big Fish and marks Pearl Jam's first release since leaving the Sony Epic label. The single contains both the studio soundtrack version and the original demo.

November 11, 2003

Pearl Jam release their rarities album, "Lost Dogs" and a complete Madison Square Garden appearance DVD from the 2003 tour entitled, "Live At The Garden" for their final release on the Sony/Epic label.

November 21, 2003

Lost Dogs charts at #15 first week sales. Live At The Garden charts #2 first week sales.

November 24, 2003

Eddie Vedder is one of the many judges for MoveOn.org Voter Fund's "Bush in 30 Seconds," a political TV ad contest to help them find the most creative and memorable ideas for ads telling the truth about George Bush's policies.

December 23, 2003

The soundtrack for the movie, "Big Fish" with Pearl Jam's original song, "Man of the Hour" released on Sony.

Christmas, 2003

Pearl Jam's twelfth vinyl single being prepared to send out to fan club members.

2004
February 22, 2004

Mike McCready plays the opening date for Experience Hendrix in Seattle, a 3-show tribute to the great Jimi Hendrix.

March 6, 2004

Mike McCready plays the national anthem and throws out the first puck at the Key Arena for a Seattle Thunderbirds vs Spokane Chiefs hockey game. Special ticket arrangements for this game are made to benefit CCFA.

April 9, 2004

Pearl Jam is honored with a 2004 IMPACT award from the Pacific Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in recognition for their philanthropy. They perform three songs, Last Soldier, Down, and 1/2 Full at the awards ceremony, which is held at the Seattle Westin.

May 14, 2004

The Spring Concert to Benefit CCFA is held at the Showbox in Seattle. Left Hand Smoke, Mike McCready & UFO tribute, Brad, Vast Capital and surprise unannounced guest Eddie Vedder perform. Mike and Stone join Eddie on-stage during his solo set for Yellow Ledbetter.

June, 2004

Pearl Jam contributes their song "Go" to Stacy Peralta's new film, Riding Giants, an historical documentary of big-wave surfing culture in America. The film is previewed before its official release at film festivals around the country, including Sundance, Seattle and CineVegas.

June 1, 2004

Pearl Jam contributes Down for the Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller produced documentary, "Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train" (working title) to be released May 24, 2005. This feature documents the life and times of the historian, activist and author of the best selling classic A People's History of the United States. It captures the essence of this activist and thinker who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years.

June 17, 2004

Stone Gossard with Brad play at The Crocodile Cafe for the Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington PAC Launch Party in Seattle. Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington PAC is a political action committee aimed at protecting a women's most fundamental right to choose by contributing directly to pro-choice candidates in Washington State.

June 22, 2004

Mike McCready on guitar makes a guest appearance on Heart's new studio album, Jupiter's Darling.

July 27, 2004

Pearl Jam release "Live At Benaroya Hall October 22nd 2003" their first-ever full-length acoustic performance. Distributed through BMG and Ten Club on the Ten Club label. Pre-orders of this double disc CD and limited edition vinyl box set were made available on pearljam.com prior to the retail release date. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will also benefit YouthCare.

August, 2004

Eddie Vedder sings on a cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On, You Crazy Diamond", Stone Gossard plays guitar on "Water Song" and Jeff Ament plays on "Dunes" for the Jack Irons solo album, Attention Dimension.

August 28th, 2004

Mike McCready participates in the You Gotta Have Guts fundraiser for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

September 10, 2004

Eddie Vedder performs with Walmer High School choir from Port Elizabeth, South Africa as a benefit for The Vera Project, a volunteer directed, youth oriented arts and music space in Seattle.

September 12, 2004

Eddie Vedder performs at the Ramone's Anniversary Concert, a benefit for the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Sinai-Cedar-Sinai Prostate Cancer Research Center in Los Angeles.

September 24, 2004

Eddie sings solo before Pearl Jam performs at the Showbox in Seattle,WA as part of No Vote Left Behind. Opening acts include DJ Cherry Canoe and Smoosh.

September 28- 29, 2004

Pearl Jam performs at the Fleet Center in Boston, MA a pre-show to the Vote for Change tour. Opening acts include Death Cab For Cutie and Gob Roberts.

September 30, 2004

Pearl Jam performs "Masters of War" on The Late Show with David Letterman.

October 1-13, 2004

Vote For Change tour. Kick-Off at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa. Opening bands, Death Cab for Cutie and Gob Roberts. Tour visits Toledo,OH, Grand Rapids, MI, St. Louis MO, Asheville, NC, Kissimmee, FL, Washington DC, and East Rutherford, NJ. Washington show included performances by Jurassic 5, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Dixie Chicks, Dave Mathews Band, R.E.M. joined by Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam.

October 19, 2004

Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready perform at the Key Arena for Michael Moore The Slacker Uprising Tour.

October 23-24, 2004

Eddie Vedder performs with Neil Young, Ben Harper and Paul McCartney for The Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, Ca.

November 16, 2004

Pearl Jam releases the album, "Rearviewmirror." The CD features the greatest hits of the band from 1991-2003.

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Eddie Vedder plays a private show with Dave Matthews at the Showbox for Real Network's CEO Rob Glaser's wedding reception.

December 7, 2004

The Ten Club released a limited edition of "The Molo Sessions," recording of Eddie Vedder and the Walmer High School Choir from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

2005
January 17, 2005

Eddie Vedder performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles as part of a Tsunami Relief Benefit concert. Others who were featured that night were Tenacious, Beck, Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, and Will Ferrell. This show was organized by Music for Relief and all proceeds went to the American Red Cross.

March 18, 2005

Pearl Jam performed at the Paramount in Seattle, A Concert for the Northwest School. Also featuring Presidents of the United States of America, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Hear and Bill Frisell. This performance included the premier of Pearl Jams new song "Crapshoot".

April 8, 2005

Mike McCready is a guest speaker at the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) fifth annual Many Faces of Hope luncheon in Seattle.

April 8, 2005

The annual CCFA Benefit Show at the Showbox featuring Flight to Mars (Mike McCready), Left Hand Smoke, Lee Rude and the Trainwrecks and more. The benefit show raised over $18k and was followed by an online auction through e-bay featuring autographed memorabilia which raised an additional xxx

April 25, 2005

Pearl Jam announces a 15 city Canadian tour. The tour is set to open on September 2nd in Vancouver, B.C. and end in St. John's Newfoundland on September 24th.

April 29, 2005

Pearl Jam played a surprise show at Easy Street Records in West Seattle in Support of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores in celebration of CIMS 10-year anniversary. They played a 1.5-hour set for the 200 people in attendance, 120 of them who were independent record storeowners and mangers that were in Seattle for the CIMS convention.

May 24, 2005

"Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train" documentary is released on DVD. The documentary is narrated by Matt Damon and features Pearl Jam's "Down" from the double CD Lost Dogs.

May 25, 2005

Following the Seattle International Film Festival's screening of the acclaimed documentary "Rock School," Eddie Vedder and Ann Wilson perform at Nuemo's with students featured in the film.

May 28, 2005

Tickets for Pearl Jam's 2005 Canadian tour go on sale to the general public with tickets selling out quickly in many cities. Due to the high demand for tickets, a second St. John's Newfoundland show is added.

June 29, 2005

Pearl Jam's two show Special Engagement on September 30th and October 1st at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ announced. Indie punk female trio Sleater-Kinney will open. The Ten Club holds a special lottery for a small amount of general admission tickets.

June 30, 2005

The opening bands for the upcoming Canadian shows are announced; they include Sleater-Kinney and the Supersuckers.

July 5, 2005

Pearl Jam's September 1st concert at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington is announced. This hometown performance marks the first time the band has played the Gorge in 12 years. A limited number of seats are sold through pearljam.com for Ten Club members.

July 13, 2005

Pearl Jam's August 29th benefit concert in Missoula, Montana at Adams Event Center, is announced. Proceeds from the concert will support Montana Senate President Jon Tester's election bid for the U.S. Senate.

July 28, 2005

Pearl Jam's concert in Philadelphia on Monday, on October 3rd at the Wachovia Center announced. A limited number of seats are sold through pearljam.com for Ten Club members.

August 24, 2005

Pearl Jam announce they will begin releasing high quality digital downloads of their live shows for most of the band's 2005 Canadian and US dates just hours after each show has ended. Available exclusively at pearljam.com, each of the 17 "digital bootlegs" include special downloadable artwork, a slideshow specific to each night's show, and are released without DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that fans can burn them to disc, transfer to them to MP3 players or an iPod, or play them from their hard drives.

August 29, 2005

Pearl Jam performs a benefit concert in Missoula, Montana at Adams Event Center in support of Montana Senate President Jon Tester's election bid for the U.S. Senate.

September 1, 2005

Pearl Jam performs a special pre-tour show at the Gorge, playing an acoustic and electric set of thirty-six songs over three hours.

September 2, 2005

As the 2005 Canadian tour kicks off in Vancouver, BC, Pearl Jam announce an extensive tour of Latin America which begins on November 22nd in Santiago, Chile and includes shows in Argentina, several shows in Brazil, and Mexico. Ten Club members are offered priority access wristbands for early entry into the show. Mudhoney will open.

September 10, 2005

Pearl Jam contribute their performance of "Given To Fly" filmed at their September 7th concert in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to the Hurricane Katrina disaster-relief special, "ReAct Now: Music & Relief." The show airs on MTV, VH-1 and CMT as well as various on-line outlets. Downloads from the disaster-relief special are later made available with all proceeds going to The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and America's Second Harvest.

September 13, 2005

Pearl Jam announces a special Benefit For Katrina Relief concert at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois on October 5, 2005. The show will also feature Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation. Tickets are priced at $1,000 each with all net proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity, The American Red Cross, and the Jazz Foundation of America.

September 25, 2005

Pearl Jam completes a 16-date tour of Canada. Each concert is made available for download a few hours after the show ends.

September 28, 2005

Pearl Jam open for the Rolling Stones at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. PA.

September 29, 2005

Pearl Jam release 17 individual digital bootlegs recorded during the Gorge show and Canadian tour in 2005. There were 72 bootlegs in 2000 and 72 bootlegs in 2003.

October 2005

Pearl Jam's song, "Man of the Hour," which was originally produced for Tim Burton's movie Big Fish is included on City of Champions: The Best of Boston Sports, a history of Boston's greatest sports moments.

October 2005

Pearl Jam's song, Even Flow, is included in the Heavenly, California: Heavenly Through The Ages sequence of Warren Miller'saction sports movie on skiing and snowboarding, Higher Ground.

November 10, 2005

Pearl Jam announce that their digital download bootleg series will continue on the Latin American Tour. The digital downloads will be made available for all of Pearl Jam's 2005 Latin American shows just hours after each show has ended; they will include special downloadable artwork and a slideshow specific to each night's show.

November 2005

Rearviewmirror is certified Platinum.

December 10, 2005

Pearl Jam wrap up the last show in Mexico on their first ever Latin American tour. As with the North American tour leg, individual digital bootlegs from the 12-date tour were made available for download within hours of the concert's completion, bringing the total to 32 for the 2005 tours.

Christmas, 2005

Pearl Jam and the Ten Club prepare their fourteenth vinyl holiday single featuring a cover of the classic Elvis Presley song, "Little Sister" performed with Robert Plant, live at House of Blues Hurricane Katrina Relief benefit show in Chicago this year. The B side features a demo version of Pearl Jam's as yet unreleased song, "Gone."

There were 72 bootlegs in 2000, 72 bootlegs in 2003 and 32 in 2005. The total number of bootlegs released is 176.

2006
February 2006

Eddie Vedder chats with surfer Kelly Slater on K-OS, Kelly's Sirius satellite radio show. The two part interview airs on February 12th and February 19th and is broadcast from a remote surfing location somewhere in the Pacific.

February 2, 2006

The Ten Club creates its own myspace.com site adding yet another online avenue for fans to connect with each other.

February 24, 2006

A fifteen second snippet of Pearl Jam's first single, "World Wide Suicide," is released to radio outlets as Pearl Jam prepare for the release of their new studio album.

March 1, 2006

The newly redesigned official web home of Pearl Jam and the Ten Club debuts. The site is jam packed with information including, news, activism, full discography, press area, lyrics, and a database driven song archive with set lists that encompass Pearl Jam's entire tour history. As before, fan club members have first dibs on pre-sale concert tickets and special releases available exclusively at pearljam.com

March 1, 2006

Pearl Jam announce the upcoming release of their self-titled, eighth studio album on May 2nd through J Records. A teaser album cover wrapped in a brown paper bag is slowly unveiled on pearljam.com.

March 6, 2006

World Wide Suicide, the first single from Pearl Jam's upcoming self-titled album is made available for free download from the bootlegs.pearljam.com site. This MP3 version of the song contains no Digital Rights Management so fans can share the song with their friends. Although not set to impact radio stations until March 14, the song is added to many radio playlists.

March 7, 2006

Pearl Jam announce the first leg of their 2006 worldwide tour which kicks off in Toronto, Canada on May 9th, and wraps up on June 3rd in New Jersey.

March 8, 2006

The Ten Club ticket pre-sale begins. Current fan club members have the first chance to purchase tickets online at pearljam.com for leg one of the upcoming worldwide tour.

March 10, 2006

The Ten Club redesigns its MySpace.com website at http://myspace.com/tenclub.

March 20, 2006

"World Wide Suicide," Pearl Jam's first single from their eighth studio album, makes chart history becoming the first digitally delivered #1 song in Canada's history. In addition, the single debuts in the U.S. at No. 3 on the Billboard Radio Monitor modern rock chart, No. 1 on the format's audience chart and No. 1 on iTunes. The World Wide Suicide MP3 file freely available on pearljam.com for four days was downloaded over 150,000 times.

March 20, 2006

For the first time ever, eligible Ten Club members have an opportunity to reserve pre-sale tickets for potential Pearl Jam shows (shows that roll over into a second show).

March 23, 2006

"World Wide Suicide," Pearl Jam's first single from their eighth studio album is #1 on Billboard Radio's Modern Rock chart and #2 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

March 27, 2006

Pearl Jam announce they will perform at The Forum in Los Angeles on July 9th. The show rolls over into a second date scheduled for July 10. As with previous tour dates, current fan club members have the first opportunity to purchase tickets before the public on-sale.

March 30, 2006

The Ten Club announce a special offer for UK fans to win a chance at free tickets to an intimate show at The Astoria in London, England on April 20, 2006. The public on-sale for this low-key show begins the following day and sells out immediately.

April 4, 2006

Pearl Jam will headline the main stage at two U.K. festivals, the Leeds Festival on August 25th, and the Reading Festival on August 27. Pearl Jam will also make an appearance on the NBC television show, Saturday Night Live on April 15th with Lindsay Lohan as host.

April 5, 2006

Pearl Jam announce the 2nd leg of their 2006 Tour which kicks off June 23 in Pittsburgh, PA and includes several special dates with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Leg 2 winds up on July 22 at the Gorge in George, WA. Current fan club members have the first chance to purchase tickets online at pearljam.com for leg two of the upcoming tour.