Eddie Vedder is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Vedder is also renowned for his commanding baritone vocals.
Vedder’s parents divorced when he was just one year old, and his mother remarried Peter Mueller. Vedder considered Mueller to be his biological father and went by the name Edward Mueller during his boyhood.
He performed a variety of odd jobs while seeking a career in music. He began by recording demo recordings and working intermittently with several San Diego bands. In 1988, he became the lead vocalist for the band Bad Radio.
“Sometimes concerts exude a tremendous amount of energy, especially those that are very rousing. And that enthusiasm, regardless of how fantastic the event was, disappears within two to four weeks.” — Eddie Vedder
In 1998, the band released ‘Yield,’ their fifth studio album. Its single “Do the Evolution” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.