The Meaning Behind the Band Name: Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder's Great-grandmother:  Initially tied to a peyote-infused jam recipe, later revealed as a homage to Vedder's ancestor, Pearl.

Jeff Ament's Influence: Ament proposed "Pearl" as the band name, inspired by Neil Young's extended improvisations, leading to "Pearl Jam."

 Mookie Blaylock Connection Named after the basketball player's jersey number, despite containing 11 tracks, symbolizing early band identity.

 Debut Album Tribute: "Ten" honors Mookie Blaylock's jersey number, featuring hits like "Alive," "Even Flow," and "Jeremy," catapulting their success.

Enduring Legacy Selling nearly 100 million albums, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and advocating for social causes.