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Eddie Vedder

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Chicago, United States (1980 – present)

Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on 23 December 1964) is the lead singer and lyricist for the band Pearl Jam. He has also been involved in other music outside of Pearl Jam, and released his first solo album, a soundtrack to the movie ‘Into the Wild’ in September 2007.
Around 1980 Vedder sang with several Southern California rock bands, most notably Bad Radio, but rose to fame only after moving to Seattle in 1990 and joining Pearl Jam. Yet Vedder’s first appearance on a major label recording was not on Pearl Jam’s debut Ten, but as a backing vocalist on the Temple of the Dog album, a tribute to late Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood that featured members of both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
In addition to playing with Pearl Jam, Vedder has performed and recorded with numerous well-known artists, including Bad Religion, Fastbacks, Neil Finn, Jack Irons, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Cat Power, R.E.M., Supersuckers, Mike Watt, Wellwater Conspiracy, The Who, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, U2, and Neil Young. On Pearl Jam records he uses the pseudonym “Jerome Turner” for his non-musical (usually design and artwork) functions. He has also sometimes used the pseudonym of “Wes C. Addle” (“West Seattle”).

Vedder spent his childhood in Evanston, Illinois, near Chicago, Illinois. His parents divorced in 1965, when Eddie was only one year old. His mother Karen soon married a man named Peter Mueller. Eddie had been named “Edward Louis Seversen III” after his father, Edward Louis Severson, Jr.

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  • AlexanderCanust

    Hard sun <3

    25 Jul 4:37pm Reply
  • insignificance1

    The man who made me buy an ukulele [2]

    23 Jul 7:44pm Reply
  • thisisjaque

    Into The Wild; love the album, love the movie, love the BOOK. some of the best art ever made about one of the most inspirational true stories [15]

    18 Jul 5:04pm Reply
  • ghostinme

    Into The Wild; love the album, love the movie, love the BOOK. some of the best art ever made about one of the most inspirational true stories [14]

    10 Jul 12:18pm Reply
  • sabrinabrombim

    Into The Wild; love the album, love the movie, love the BOOK. some of the best art ever made about one of the most inspirational true stories [13]

    7 Jul 2:51pm Reply
  • akerbeltz

    Incredible songs by an incredible mind.

    12 Jun 4:26pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Big Fan Here

    8 May 5:30am Reply
  • pogoshrooms

    his cover of imagine, tho

    8 Apr 11:30pm Reply
  • i_looove_spb

    my personal Jesus<3

    14 Mar 11:15pm Reply
  • cosmic_storm

    Into The Wild, great soundtrack, positive vibes... =)

    25 Feb 1:44pm Reply
  • jkralovich

    Oh, What Could Have Been: http://wp.me/p4m5lT-A1

    15 Feb 4:39am Reply
  • Intuslegere

    Into the Wild was a great movie, but had an soundtrack that was even better. That was some incredible job, Eddie Vedder!

    13 Feb 12:21am Reply
  • perezhivem

    nto The Wild; love the album, love the movie, love the book. some of the best art ever made about one of the most inspirational true stories [12]

    14 Jan 4:33pm Reply
  • PinklySmooth7

    Into The Wild <3

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • batman4ever

    Happy bday, Ed. Thanks for the music. [2]

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Tessealte

    Happy Birthday! ♥ [2]

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Subdivisions123

    Happy Birthday! ♥

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sir_Mol

    Two of the best shows of my life. Thanks Eddie ♥ (2) [RJ 12]

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • NellaLeto

    Into The Wild; love the album, love the movie, love the book. some of the best art ever made about one of the most inspirational true stories [11]

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • yehuds

    Into The Wild; love the album, love the movie, love the book. some of the best art ever made about one of the most inspirational true stories [10]

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
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