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Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder occasionally strikes out on his own for solo tours and, starting in 2007, solo albums. Stay tuned for more information about the next tour and the availability of Eddie Vedder tickets.
|First Album (solo):||Into the Wild (2007)|
|Resources:||Pearl Jam Website|
Born in Evanston, Illinois, Eddie Vedder first picked up a guitar at age 12, and spent the better part of his teenage years immersed in music. Vedder joined several bands during his early-20s, including ones called Surf and Indian Style, before becoming the lead vocalist for Bad Radio in 1988. The alternative group was his first major venture in the music industry, and Bad Radio became a popular in Southern California. Vedder left the band in 1990 and began to work part time at a gas station.
Vedder's life was changed that same year when Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready formed Pearl Jam and recruited Eddie Vedder to be the lead vocalist. Pearl Jam found instant success with the release of their first album Ten in 1991. The album went on to become one of the best selling albums of the nineties and catapulted Vedder and the rest of Pearl Jam into superstardom. Each of their first five albums went onto major success. Vedder wrote almost all of the lyrics for Pearl Jam's first four albums.
Though he still records with Pearl Jam, Vedder took his first major step toward a solo career with the soundtrack album for the 2007 film Into the Wild. Featuring a folkish sound, the album's final track "Guaranteed" was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award. Vedder's second solo album, Ukulele Songs, will be released in late May.