45 Facts About Eddie Vedder

1. Eddie Vedder wrote a song at the request of former Cubs shortstop and first baseman Ernie Banks paying tribute to the Cubs called "All the Way".

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2. Eddie Vedder occasionally wears a Walter Payton jersey while performing onstage.

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3. Eddie Vedder became a fan of the Seattle SuperSonics while he was living in Seattle, and could be spotted at KeyArena many nights attending Sonics games, prior to their relocation in 2008.

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4. Eddie Vedder is a Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears fan and a long-time, die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs.

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5. In late 2007, Eddie Vedder wrote the foreword to a new Pete Townshend biography, Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townshend.

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6. In a 2009 interview with Uncut magazine, Eddie Vedder stated that Cornell is "the best singer that we've got on the planet".

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7. Eddie Vedder was a close friend of late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell.

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8. Eddie Vedder married his longtime girlfriend, model Jill McCormick, on September 18, 2010.

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9. In 1994, Eddie Vedder married his longtime girlfriend, musician Beth Liebling.

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10. Eddie Vedder wrote the song "Long Road" upon hearing of Liggett's death in 1995.

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11. Eddie Vedder has been ranked at number 7 on a list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time", compiled by Rolling Stone.

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12. Eddie Vedder began incorporating social commentary and political criticism into his lyrics and performances early in his career with Pearl Jam.

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13. Eddie Vedder participated in stage diving as well as crowd surfing.

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14. Eddie Vedder was heavily inspired by the early Jethro Tull sound, stating that: "I'm a big fan of Jethro Tull, and I listen to this record [Stand Up] every night before I go on stage!".

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15. Eddie Vedder was a longtime and outspoken supporter for the Free the West Memphis Three movement, a cause that advocated the release of three young men who were convicted in 1994 of the gruesome murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.

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16. Eddie Vedder shows his support for environmental activism by sporting an Earth First! tattoo on his right calf.

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17. In his spare time, Eddie Vedder is a surfer and active in surf-related conservation efforts, most notably The Surfrider Foundation.

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18. Eddie Vedder told Rolling Stone magazine, "I supported Ralph Nader in 2000, but it's a time of crisis.

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19. Eddie Vedder was outspoken in support of Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 2000 and played at Green Party super rallies in Chicago and New York City.

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20. Eddie Vedder made an appearance in the season 3 episode 16 of David Lynch's Twin Peaks Aug 2017.

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21. Eddie Vedder had a brief acting cameo in the 1992 movie, Singles, along with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam.

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22. Eddie Vedder made a guest appearance at the Ramones' last show on August 6, 1996 at the Palace in Hollywood.

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23. Eddie Vedder performed the songs "Break on Through", "Light My Fire" and "Roadhouse Blues" with the remaining members of the Doors at the 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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24. In the months of June and July 2006, Eddie Vedder made live performances jamming with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, singing on many tracks, including lead vocals on "The Waiting" and backing vocals on "American Girl".

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25. Eddie Vedder released his second solo album titled Ukulele Songs, a collection of original songs and covers performed on the ukulele, on May 31, 2011.

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26. Eddie Vedder continued the tour with a second leg in August 2008 composed of fourteen dates focusing on the East Coast and Canada.

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27. Eddie Vedder promoted the Into the Wild soundtrack with his first solo tour, which began in April 2008.

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28. Eddie Vedder said that having to write songs based on a narrative "simplified things".

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29. Eddie Vedder contributed an album's worth of songs to the soundtrack for the 2007 film, Into the Wild.

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30. In 2010, Eddie Vedder recorded a new song, "Better Days", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 2010 film Eat Pray Love.

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31. Eddie Vedder wrote two songs for the 2007 feature documentary, Body of War, produced by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue: "No More" and "Long Nights".

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32. Eddie Vedder collaborated with Pakistani musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for his contributions to the Dead Man Walking soundtrack.

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33. Eddie Vedder uses the pseudonym "Jerome Turner" on Pearl Jam records for his non-musical contributions such as design and artwork.

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34. Eddie Vedder would refer to the issue in the song "Lukin" from No Code.

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35. Eddie Vedder faced what he called a "pretty intense stalker problem" during the mid-1990s.

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36. Eddie Vedder said about the song in the 2009 book Grunge Is Dead; "I really like hearing that song.

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37. Eddie Vedder recorded vocals for the three songs, and mailed the demo tape back to Seattle.

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38. In the 1980s Eddie Vedder worked part-time as a night attendant at a local gas station.

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39. In 1988, Eddie Vedder became the vocalist for the San Diego progressive funk rock band Bad Radio.

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40. Eddie Vedder had several stints in San Diego area bands, including Surf and Destroy and the Butts.

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41. In 1984, Eddie Vedder returned to San Diego, with his girlfriend, Beth Liebling and his friend Frank.

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42. Eddie Vedder was raised believing that Mueller was his biological father, and he went by the name Edward Mueller for a time.

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43. In 2017, Eddie Vedder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam.

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44. In 2007, Eddie Vedder released his first solo album as a soundtrack for the film Into the Wild.

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45. Eddie Vedder is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists of the American rock band Pearl Jam.

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