Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam gave gig-goers in Chicago, Illinois a performance to remember on Monday (22Aug16) after inviting basketball star and longtime fan Dennis Rodman to join them onstage during a rendition of their song Black Red Yellow. Frontman Eddie Vedder had to climb up on a stage monitor to give the towering sportsman a hug, and Rodman proceeded to pick the singer up, cradling him like a child, much to the audience's amusement.
Fact: Beyonce, Coldplay and Pearl Jam have been announced as headliners for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, joining British singer Ed Sheeran. The free concert will take place in Central Park, New York City on 26 September (15) to raise awareness for extreme poverty. It is the first event since Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was made curator.
Fact: Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder thrilled baseball fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday (12May15) when he performed the sport's seventh inning stretch anthem Take Me Out to the Ball Game during his beloved Cubs' home game against the New York Mets.
Fact: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is heading off for a solo tour of Australia next year (14). The shows kick off in in Perth on 7 February (14) and the tour includes stops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Fact: Protests are planned outside the Los Angeles Sports Arena for Pearl Jam's concerts at the weekend (23-24Nov13) after union stagehands discovered their members will not be used for the shows. Officials from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees claim that venue bosses have hired non-union workers to staff the Pearl Jam gigs.
Quote: "I'm going to go to a Cubs World Series game - and I'm taking care of my health in order to do so." Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder is determined to see his beloved Chicago Cubs playing for baseball's biggest prize. The last time the Cubs reached the World Series was 19 years before Vedder, 48, was born.
Quote: "I first saw the Stones in 1981, and at that point they were elder statesmen. So we're lucky to see these old poets being able to read their work in their own voice... I mean they came from the same generation that said, 'Don't trust anyone over 30'. It reminds you to be open to the possibilities." Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder on his admiration for the Rolling Stones.
Quote: "These pop songs almost feel like tabloid journalism, in a way. It's c**p that people seem to like. And I don't know if it has meaning. I don't know if one of the pop songs of the summer has any fibre in it. People are consuming it, and is it healthy?... Maybe there's some healthy property or some restorative property that I'm not receiving. It seems like it has a really high fructose content." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is not a fan of modern pop music.
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam will return to the charts later this year (13) with new album Lightning Bolt. The record, which will hit shelves in October (13), comes four years after the band's last offering, 2009's Backspacer.
Fact: Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard is set to release his first solo album in 12 years this summer (13). Moonlander, the follow-up to 2001's Bayleaf, will feature collaborations with bandmate Matt Cameron, rocker Regan Hagar and singer/songwriter Pete Droge and will hit retailers on 25 June (13).
Fact: The regrouped Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam will headline the 15th annual Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana in November (13). The three day event (01-03 Nov13) will also feature MACklemore & Ryan Lewis, Calvin Harris, Paramore, Afrojack and The Gaslight Anthem.
Fact: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joined Queens of the Stone Age onstage at Lollapalooza Chile at the weekend (07Apr13) and played cowbell with his pals.
Fact: Pearl Jam star Stone Gossard will throw out the first pitch at Saturday's (14Jul12) Seattle Mariners baseball game as part of a tree-planting, environmental fundraiser.
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam can boast their own beer. Bosses at the Dogfish Ale Craft Brewery have created the Pearl Jam Twenty Faithfull Ale to mark the band's 20th anniversary.
Fact: Pearl Jam's fan favourite cover of PiL's PUBLIC IMAGE will appear on the group's upcoming live album LIVE ON TEN LEGS.
Fact: R.E.M.'s new album Collapse Into Now will feature guest spots from punk icon Patti Smith and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Smith has contributed vocals to the track Blue while Vedder duets with Michael Stipe on It Happens Today.
Quote: "It was 20 years ago last night that our group played our first gig... Twenty years looks pretty good." Eddie Vedder on Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary show, which took place at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert in California on Saturday night (23Oct10).
Fact: The woman behind the successful Rock-A-Bye Baby music line, which turns the hits of Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath and GUNS N' ROSES into soothing baby music, is Van Halen rocker David Lee Roth's sister Lisa.
Fact: Pearl Jam star MIKE MCCREADY has created the score for hit U.S. sci-fi show Fringe's upcoming Northwest Passage episode, which airs in America on Thursday night (06May10).
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam have launched their own online radio station. Pearl Jam Radio, which is available on the group's official website, will feature the group's music, cuts from live shows and rarities.
Fact: Pearl Jam's headlining performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in Louisiana on Saturday (01May10) will be broadcast live online to Louisiana National Guard soldiers serving in Iraq.
Fact: Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder performed onstage with The Who at a charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday (30Mar10). The gig marked the end of a series of live shows raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam are the latest group to be immortalised in a video game. The ALIVE hitmakers are working on their own version of musical play-along ROCK BAND, which saw sales soar with the launch of a Beatles version earlier this year (09).
Quote: "We've spent the last four years thinking about this s**t. It's not like we went with Target because we liked the logo!" Pearl Jam star Jeff Ament on the band's decision to exclusively sell their new album BACKSPACER through U.S. store Target.
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam have filmed a new TV advert for U.S. retail chain Target with Almost Famous filmmaker Cameron Crowe as director. The discount store will be among the outlets who will stock the band's upcoming album BACKSPACER. The group won't be releasing the CD - their first since the end of their 18-year Sony deal - through a traditional record label.
Fact: Famed British rock venue the LONDON ASTORIA will close its doors for the last time on Wednesday (14Jan09) after 32 years. The 2,000 capacity venue, which has hosted legendary shows by the Rolling Stones, U2, Nirvana, Metallica, and Pearl Jam, will be bulldozed to make way for a new rail link after a massive public campaign to save it failed.
Fact: Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder has recorded a cover of punk icon John Doe's THE GOLDEN STATE for a new EP. The track is a collaboration with CORIN TUCKER, with whom Vedder recorded HARD SUN for the Into The Wild soundtrack. The new EP features a remix, demo, a live version of the song, and the original version from John Doe's 2007 album A Year in the Wilderness.
Fact: The Flaming Lips will perform a medley from rock opera TOMMY as part of The Who's VH1 Rock Honours tribute concert in Los Angeles on Saturday (12Jul08). Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam will also perform classic The Who tracks as part of the show.
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam are set to wow fans with new DVD IMMAGINE IN CORNICE, which combines footage taken from five Italian concerts in 2006.
Fact: Pearl Jam have confirmed their only US appearance of the year (07) at the Lollapalooza festival's stop at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on 5 August (07).
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam have recorded a cover of The Who's LOVE REIGN O'ER ME for the upcoming Adam Sandler movie REIGN OVER ME. The track was also released exclusively to fans as a Christmas (06) gift from the group's fansite.
Fact: A new book of never-before-seen photographs of Pearl Jam, with accompanying essays written by Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Michael Stipe, Ben Harper, Cameron Crowe and Tim Robbins, is released this week (begs09OCT06) and can be bought from the band's website.
Fact: The Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's MERCY MERCY ME with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme as a B-side to their new single YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.
Fact: Today (20JUL06) is a big day for landmark rock birthdays - BETTE DAVIS EYES singer KIM CARNES turns 60, SEX PISTOL PAUL COOK celebrates his 50th year and Pearl Jam star STONE GOSSARD welcomes his 40s.
Quote: "You can imagine what kind of foetal position I was in. I just remember thinking that there was no other way out." Rocker Eddie Vedder on how he struggled with life after nine Pearl Jam fans were trampled to death at the 2000 Roskilde Festival in Denmark.
Quote: "I miss him. There are a lot of times when we're passing around a guitar, around a campfire or something, and I just think, like, he'd be right there with us. I think about him all the time." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder talks about his former grunge rival Kurt Cobain.
Fact: Pearl Jam will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased for their Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concert tonight (27MAY06) to the non-profit Innocence Project, which rallies to help free wrongfully-jailed people.
Quote: "Bob passed on a few lessons to me... 'Don't read anything in the paper, don't watch TV. Get away.'" Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder remembers pearls of wisdom he was given by Bob Dylan at the beginning of his career.
Fact: <p>Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay have been added to tonight's (10SEP05) MTV telethon, ReACT. The stars will perform during a four-hour benefit show that will air on all MTV and related networks. </p>