Pearl Jam is one of the most notorious bands in rock and roll and their legacy spans decades. Part of the grunge movement of the 90’s this band has made their way through current trends to continue to be relevant. Finally, Pearl Jam is receiving the credit that they justly deserve by receiving a 2017 nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Pearl Jam started in Seattle but was created by three men from San Diego. Eddie Vedder is the singer and known to have one of the most recognizable voices in the music industry. Matt Cameron plays the drums, and Mike McCready is the lead guitarist. These men have rolled through the changes in the music world, and have earned a reputation for staying power.
Pearl Jam is not the only band receiving a nomination this year
Some of the other bands are Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, and even the artist Tupac Shakur. This time is an exciting year for the hall of fame as many of these musical acts have been promoted through the industry for quite some time, and are looking for Rock and Roll credit.
Pearl Jam formed in 1991 and is thought to be a shoe-in for votes to become part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Artists can be nominated 25 years after they have released their first album or single. The voting process goes to historians, critics, music industry professionals, and other artists. The public can even become involved online, and their selection will be included to assist in the selection of the 2017 artists.
Pearl Jam will found out in December whether they will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. What an exciting time for a small grunge band that took the world by storm in the nineties.