The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Pearl Jam exhibit, which we reported on a few days ago, has a band biography with bullet points that claims the band influenced Stone Temple Pilots, The Killers and St. Vincent. Read the profile below.
-Pearl Jam was founded in 1990 at a crossroads of classic rock, Seventies heavy metal and hardcore punk – and just as Seattle’s underground music scene was about to break worldwide.
-Propelled by hits “Alive” and “Jeremy,” their debut Ten launched a career of enduring commercial success and staunch idealism.
-Pearl Jam has a long history of bucking industry trends with fan-centric practices, including challenging the monopolistic concert-ticket industry, avoiding large-scale venues and pioneering tape-sharing.
-The band is known for its massive nonstop touring schedule, improvisational shows and extensive collaborations with artists such as Neil Young, The Who, and the Ramones.
-Pearl Jam has been involved with numerous charitable causes and benefits, including Hurricane Katrina, Habitat for Humanity, American red Cross and Jazz Foundation of America.
-The band is being inducted in their first year of eligibility.
-Influences: Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Heart
-Influenced: Stone Temple Pilots, the Killers, St. Vincent
Do you think Pearl Jam influenced STP? Let us know in the comments. Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday in New York by David Letterman.