Eddie Vedder is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, ukuleleist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. He is a successful solo singer and songwriter in his own right. He was born 23rd December 1964 and is from Illinois, U.S.
As a teenager, Eddie Vedder had a troubled upbringing as he was looked after by an adopted father and then he later learnt about his real father who then died before he got to see him. Dropping out of college, he turned to music as a source of comfort. He first become a singer in his first band - Bad Radio, then soon after he joined Temple of Dog (formed by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell).
Pearl Jam was formed in 1990 after Eddie Vedder became friends with former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons. The band compromise Jeff Ament: bass guitar (1990–present), Stone Gossard: rhythm and lead guitar (1990–present), Mike McCready: lead guitar (1990–present), Eddie Vedder: lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1990–present) and Matt Cameron: drums (1998–present).
Nine Pearl Jam albums and two solo studio albums later and Eddie Vedder is still top of his game; producing music and appearing in numerous films: 2007 – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, 2008 – Song Sung Blue, 2003 – End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, 1995 – Dead Man Walking, 1996 – Hype!, appearance. 1999 – Cradle Will Rock, soundtrack. 2001 – I Am Sam, soundtrack. 2003 – Big Fish, soundtrack. 2003.