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Jeff! Jeff Ament
Bass, backing vocals

history: Deranged Diction, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog
side projects: Three Fish
etc.: Jeff is an excellent artist and as Ames Bros., in partnership with his brother, has created much of the best-loved and most familiar Pearl Jam artwork, such as the Stickman, the Temple of the Dog liner notes, the band history featured on the liner of the first promo cassette, "Mr. Point" from the 1995 tour, and the highly sought-after posters from the 1996 and 1998 tours. Ugliest hats in the band but the most muscle in the whole band since Eddie stopped surfing. Only PJ member to look halfway decent in a tank top.

Stone! Stone Gossard
Guitar, backing vocals

history: Ducky Boys, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of The Dog
side projects: Brad, Thermadore
a.k.a.: Carpenter Newton
etc.: In his copious free time, Stone has built a recording studio (Studio Litho) and as "Chairman Stone Gossard," started a record label, along with Regan Hagar (of Brad and Satchel). Winner of the Pearl Jam Most Drastic Hair Change Award. Owns the ugliest shorts in the band and has the strangest taste in onstage footwear. Formerly known for his affection for bovine-related paraphernalia (we miss the cow!)

Mike! Mike McCready

history: Warrior (later known as Shadow), Temple of the Dog
side projects: The Rockfords, Mad Season (now Disinformation), Bumrush
etc.: Colors his hair more than Stone (though Stone still wins the PJ Drastic Hair Change Award), token punk rocker, specialist in autodestruction and guitar immolation, tendency to jump onstage and play with anyone who asks, from Pete Droge to Screaming Trees to Goodness to [insert band name here]. Owns the ugliest shoes in the band and is the only band member to be seen in public in a dress. Documented Mr. Potatohead fetish.

ed-DIE Eddie Vedder
Lead vocals, guitar

history: Surf and Destroy, Bad Radio, Temple of the Dog
side projects: collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, "what I did on my summer vacation 1999" with C-Average
a.k.a.: Jerome Turner, Wes C. Addle
etc.: Soundgarden fan, Pete Townshend fanatic, rock and roll historian, President of the Ramones Fan Club, and addicted to the smell of vinyl. Rock and roll singer who actually *did* work in a gas station. Former surfer boy and owner of a Super-8 video camera which seems to be permanently attached to his right hand.

currently drumming:

Matt! Matt Cameron
Drums, backing vocals

history: Skin Yard, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, M.A.C.C., Tone Dogs, Hater, Wellwater Conspiracy
a.k.a.: Tad Dameron
etc.: Unofficial, semi-permanent, temporary replacement for the revolving drum throne. Drummer on the original "Gossman Project" tapes (one version). Musical debut: see "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes." Yet another SoCal boy. Giving Mr. Ament a run for his money in the tank top contest. Will he, won't he? Who cares, he's there now.

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