Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder

Rock Singer

Eddie Jerome Vedder is an American singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and one of four guitarists of the rock band Pearl Jam. He also appeared as a guest vocalist in Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to the late singer Andrew Wood.

Full Name
Eddie Jerome Vedder
Dec 23, 1964
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Eddie Vedder was born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23, 1964, in Evanston, Illinois. His parents divorced when he was a child and his mother remarried singer/guitarist Mike McCready. Eddie's stepfather inspired him to develop an interest in music at an early age. He started playing the guitar when he was 12 and soon began writing songs of his own. After dropping out of high school, Vedder moved to San Diego where he worked as a waiter while playing in various bands.

    In 1990, Vedder joined the band Pearl Jam which was formed by Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. The band released their first album "Ten" in 1991, which became a great success and produced several hit singles such as “Alive” and “Jeremy”. "Ten" achieved diamond status (sales of over 10 million) in the United States alone and made Vedder a household name. Pearl Jam continued to produce albums that sold very well, such as "Vitalogy" (1994) and "Yield" (1998). 

    Outside of Pearl Jam, Vedder has also released solo albums such as "Into The Wild" (2007) and contributed soundtracks for films like "Dead Man Walking" (1995). He has also collaborated with other musicians like Neil Young ("Mirror Ball") and Cat Power ("Empty Shell"). Vedder is recognized for his dynamic stage presence and emotional live performances. He has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and won one for Best Hard Rock Performance with Pearl Jam in 1996.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Eddie Vedder is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 23, 1964, Eddie Vedder was born Edward Louis Severson III in Evanston, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Relocates to San Diego</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Vedder moves to San Diego, California and forms his first band, Bad Radio.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Pearl Jam</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Vedder is asked to join the Seattle based rock band Pearl Jam as their lead singer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album "Ten" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pearl Jam releases their debut album Ten which achieves multi-platinum success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Debut Album "Into the Wild" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Vedder releases his solo debut album Into the Wild, inspired by the film of the same name.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Vedder is awarded an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, San Dieguito High School Academy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Pearl Jam Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Pearl Jam is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Vedder giving a memorable speech.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Unique and Powerful Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eddie Vedder has a powerful and unique voice that stands out in the music industry. He is able to convey strong emotion through his singing, making his songs some of the most memorable in rock music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Iconic Songwriter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eddie Vedder is an incredibly talented songwriter. He has written some of the most iconic rock songs of all time, including “Alive”, “Betterman”, “Black”, and many more. His songs are creative, thought provoking, and timeless.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Inspirational Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">As well as being a talented musician, Eddie Vedder is also an inspirational humanitarian. He has been involved with numerous charities throughout his career, using his fame and influence for good causes.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Was Originally in a Band Called Bad Radio</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before joining Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder was in a band called Bad Radio where he played lead guitar and shared vocals. The group released one album in 1990, titled “Temple of the Dog”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Worked as a Security Guard</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eddie Vedder has had many odd jobs before finding fame with Pearl Jam. He worked as a security guard at the La Brea Tar Pits, as well as a waiter at a restaurant.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Appeared in Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eddie Vedder has appeared in several movies, including 'Singles' (1992), 'Dead Man Walking' (1995), 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story' (2007) and 'Eat Pray Love' (2010).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Is an Activist for Social Causes</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eddie Vedder is an avid supporter of social causes and political activism. He has been involved in multiple charities and campaigns, from environmental protection to human rights.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Been Nominated for Academy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eddie Vedder has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song - "Man of the Hour" from 'Big Fish' (2004) and "Guaranteed" from 'Into the Wild' (2007).</p></div>


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