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Pearl Jam
If Nirvana were the Beatles of grunge, then Pearl Jam were the Rolling Stones.

The band that was originally named Mookie Blaylock, would be the largest beneficiary of the grunge movement, and of the genre easily the most principled.  Perhaps the embodiment of American music for decades, Pearl Jam would become a huge band, but arguably could have been more successful had they “played by the rules”.

This was the band who did not make any videos for their second album (Vs.) and hardly any following their debut album, Ten.  

This was the band that boycotted Ticketmaster over gouging customers and played smaller venues because of it, despite the huge revenue they lost by doing that.

This was the band that would become famous, yet seem to shun it at every corner.

When you think about those above statements, isn’t that how many people define “Rock and Roll”?

At the end of the day, this is an excellent band with a rich and diverse catalogue of music, who in their early years defined an era and were the voice of a generation.

This should be a no-brainer entry for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the real question is not when, but how soon they enter?

Should Pearl Jam be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 71.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2016
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Seattle, WA)
  • Why they will get in: Their impact and influence are undeniable, and they achieved major success, especially in the United States.
  • Why they won't get in: Perhaps giving Eddie Vedder a microphone isn’t such a great idea.
  • Essential Albums: Ten (1991)
    Vs. (1993)
    Vitalogy (1994)
    Pearl Jam (2006)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Even Flow (From Ten, 1991)
    Black (From Ten, 1991)
    Dissident (From Vs., 1993)
    Do The Evolution (From Yield, 1998)
    Love Boat Captain (From Riot Act, 2002)

Should Pearl Jam be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 71.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 6.5%

PEARL JAM (POSTPONED FROM MARCH 30, 2020) AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK, NY

Mar 30, 2021

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Pearl Jam

TEN - TRIBUTE TO PEARL JAM AT JERGEL'S RHYTHM GRILLE IN WARRENDALE, PA

Apr 26, 2021

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Ten (Pearl Jam Tribute)

THE TEN BAND - TRIBUTE TO PEARL JAM AT STARLAND BALLROOM IN SAYREVILLE, NJ

May 01, 2021

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The Ten Band

SEA.HEAR.NOW FESTIVAL WITH PEARL JAM AT NORTH BEACH ASBURY PARK IN ASBURY PARK, NJ

Sep 18, 2021

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Sea.Hear.Now Festival
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+5 #5 Corey Washington 2016-04-10 16:34
The Band of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix should have been in a long time ago!
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+11 #4 Michael Tabor 2016-02-21 21:32
Pearl Jam Should get in but should also wait! Yes Moody Blues New Order and so on should be in 1st they came out when Pearl Jam was in diapers. Also Pearl jam dominated the 90s But really any diferent then Dell lepp and Motley Crue dominated the 80s?
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+8 #3 Committee Chairman 2016-02-04 23:01
Appreciate the feedback, but we always go as fast as we can here.
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+7 #2 Brian Parsa 2016-02-04 18:19
Not trying to be a jerk, but Pearl Jam does not belong on this list yet. They are eligible for nomination this year (2016), and nominations will not come out until the fall.
Simply stated, they have not been snubbed yet.
I applaud that you're getting ahead of the curve, but come on -- it may be wasted effort too.
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+8 #1 G. 2016-02-01 20:47
Something tells me they won't be waiting very long at all.

The thing about the Hall is that it's structured to reward the kinds of bands that get spins on rock and/or oldies FM stations more than it'll ever be a historical resource or a measure of artistic merit.

It's why Kraftwerk and Can aren't in, Roxy Music never even show up in the nominees and Rush and Genesis are your prog representati ves to-date, and Green Day cuts to the front of the line: it's all about how they the charts.

If you filter out the funk, rap and soul acts that (deservedly) get in as the HoF covering its behind and trying to bury its REAL biases, the picture starts to line up better.

It makes for a very safe, staid collection of bands that make good bumper stickers and binder covers, but they look like less than the sum of their parts when you line them up they way the HoF does... and Pearl Jam fits their mold to a T.
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