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Eddie Vedder



Biography

Eddie Vedder has served as Pearl Jam’s frontman since 1990. His debut solo release was the 2007 soundtrack album for the film Into the Wild for which Vedder won a Golden Globe for the song “Guaranteed.” In 2012, Vedder’s sophomore solo album, Ukulele Songs, received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Vedder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.

Music: 1990-present – Pearl Jam, singer, songwriter, guitarist, ukuleleist. 2007-present – solo, singer, songwriter, guitarist, ukuleleist. Solo releases: 2007 – Into the Wild, soundtrack, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song “Guaranteed." 2011 – Ukulele Songs, nominee for 2012 Best Folk Album GRAMMY Award.

Film and Television: 1992 – Singles, appearance. 1995 – Dead Man Walking, soundtrack. 1996 – Hype!, appearance. 1999 – Cradle Will Rock, soundtrack. 2001 – I Am Sam, soundtrack. 2001 – Last Party 2000, appearance. 2003 – Big Fish, soundtrack. 2003 – End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, appearance, camera work. 2006 – Reign Over Me, soundtrack. 2007 – Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, appearance. 2007 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream, appearance. 2007 – I’m Not There, soundtrack. 2007 – Running the Sahara, soundtrack. 2007 – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, appearance. 2007 – Slacker Uprising, appearance. 2007 – Into the Wild, soundtrack. 2008 – Song Sung Blue, appearance. 2008 – Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran, soundtrack. 2009 – The People Speak, appearance. 2010 – Eat Pray Love, soundtrack. 2011– Conan O'Brien Can't Stop, appearance. 2011 – Pearl Jam Twenty, appearance, camera work and soundtrack. 2011 – Portlandia, appearance. 2016 – Roadies, actor and soundtrack. 2016 – Beat Bugs, soundtrack. 2015 – Aloha, soundtrack. 2017 – Twin Peaks, appearance and soundtrack.

Activism: EB Research Partnership, Executive Board and Management; "Heal EB: Cause the Wave" campaign, JPHRO, Seattle Translational Tumor Research.
Eddie Vedder