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The Ultimate Pearl Jam Quiz
by Staff
They helped push grunge from garages to the mainstream. How much do you know about Pearl Jam? Take this quiz to find out.

Which corporation did Pearl Jam famously boycott?

  • Ticketmaster
  • Monsanto
  • StubHub

What year did Pearl Jam form?

  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991

What is the band's highest ranking song?

  • "Sirens"
  • "Jeremy"
  • "Last Kiss"

The band decided not to make any music videos for which album?

  • "Backspacer"
  • "Vs."
  • "Riot Act"

What is the name of the band's bass player?

  • Mike McCready
  • Stone Gossard
  • Jeff Ament

The band members frequently refer to which band as one of their major influences?

  • The Who
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Beatles

At which baseball field did the band debut its song "Lightning Bolt"?

  • Fenway Park
  • Wrigley Field
  • Yankee Stadium

A former member of which band told Eddie Vedder to audition for the fledgling version of Pearl Jam?

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Butthole Surfers
  • Audioslave

What was the band's first tentative name?

  • Mookie Blaylock
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Tom Cruise

What other band does drummer Matt Cameron still play with?

  • Skin Yard
  • Pond
  • Soundgarden

The band refused to make a video for which hit song?

  • "Jeremy"
  • "Alive"
  • "Black"

What was the name of the band made of bandmates from Pearl Jam and Soundgarden?

  • Mad Season
  • Temple of the Dog
  • Bam Bam

Why did Jack Irons leave Pearl Jam?

  • He wanted more royalties.
  • He was tired of touring.
  • He wanted more song credits.

What is Eddie Vedder's favorite sport?

  • football
  • basketball
  • golf

Which president did Pearl Jam vehemently oppose?

  • George W. Bush
  • Barack Obama
  • Bill Clinton

What did Kurt Cobain call Pearl Jam?

  • the next rock gods
  • incredibly nice guys
  • sellouts

What last name did Eddie Vedder first use?

  • Mueller
  • Stevenson
  • Harwick

In 2000 a crowd stampede killed nine fans at a Pearl Jam concert in which country?

  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • France

How many live albums did the band release in 2000 and 2001?

  • 86
  • 49
  • 72

The song "Jeremy" is about what topic?

  • suicide
  • drugs
  • alcohol

How many drummers did the band burn through before it finally released the album "Ten"?

  • five
  • four
  • three

After the 9/11 attacks, Pearl Jam performed which song with Neil Young at the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" concert?

  • "Alive"
  • "Long Road"
  • "Rockin' in the Free World"

Which album was first released on vinyl?

  • "Vs."
  • "Binaural"
  • "Vitalogy"

Which band member took the picture of the sheep that appears on the cover of "Vs."?

  • Jeff Ament
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Mike McCready

What is one of Vedder's favorite pastimes?

  • surfing
  • bowling
  • skateboarding

Which album was the first to fail to reach multiplatinum status?

  • "Yield"
  • "Vitalogy"
  • "No Code"

What theme does the song "Alive" address?

  • incest
  • gun violence
  • affirmation of life

Which band were Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament a part of before Pearl Jam?

  • Mother Love Bone
  • Mudhoney
  • Tad

Jeff Ament once said that the album "Ten" was just an excuse to do what?

  • tour
  • pick up women
  • party

How long did it take the band to come up with 10 songs for its self-titled album?

  • one year
  • one month
  • one week