Stone Gossard
Eddie Vedder
Chris Cornell
Matt Dillon
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Jerry Cantrell

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Jeff Ament

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Jeff Ament

American musician who serves as the bassist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. add

Category: Music

Born in 1963.

Countries: United States (58%), Washington (27%), Europe (8%)

Main connections: Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell

Linked to: Mercury Records, Ramones, Aerosmith, Billboard




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Jeff Ament was born in 1963 add something


Along with Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. Ament is known for his work prior to Pearl Jam with the 1980s Seattle-based grunge rock bands Green River and Mother Love Bone, and is particularly notable for his work with the fretless bass, upright bass and twelve-string bass guitar add something


Ament participated in basketball, football, and track at Big Sandy High School, from which he graduated in 1981 add something


Ament relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1983 with his band Deranged Diction add something


Ament became acquainted with fellow Seattle musicians Mark Arm and Steve Turner, and he was asked to join their new band Green River in 1984 add something


The band released the EP "Come on Down" in 1985 and followed it up with "Dry As a Bone" in 1987, the first release on Sub Pop records add something


Following Green River's dissolution, Ament established Mother Love Bone in 1988 along with former Green River members Gossard and Fairweather, former Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood, and former Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore add something


The band quickly worked on recording and performing locally and by late 1988 had become one of Seattle's more promising bands add something


In early 1989 the band signed to PolyGram subsidiary Mercury Records add something


In late 1989 the group returned to the studio to record its debut studio album, "Apple" add something


"Ten" broke the band into the mainstream, and became one of the best selling alternative albums of the 1990s add something


It was planned for a March 1990 release add something


Jack Irons - Irons was asked by bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard to join Mookie Blaylock, the band that would become Pearl Jam, in 1990, when the band was first forming and still looking for a singer and a drummer


Chris Cornell - Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard of Mother Love Bone teamed up with Mike McCready, Dave Krusen, and new vocalist Eddie Vedder in 1990, forming Pearl Jam. "Temple of the Dog" has gone on to sell more than a million copies, thanks in large part to the singles "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and "Hunger Strike", the latter of which features a duet between Cornell and Vedder


Dave Krusen - Krusen was recruited in 1990 by bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard to be the drummer for Pearl Jam


The band originally took the name Mookie Blaylock, but was forced to change it when the band signed to Epic Records in 1991 add something


The band decided that it had enough material for an entire album and, in April 1991, "Temple of the Dog" was released through A&M Records add something


After the recording sessions for "Ten" were completed, Krusen left Pearl Jam in May 1991 add something


Ament had a brief acting cameo in the 1992 movie, "Singles", along with Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. He appeared as himself, playing bass in lead actor Matt Dillon's backing band, Citizen Dick add something


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


Eddie Vedder - Vedder had a brief acting cameo in the 1992 movie, "Singles", along with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam. He appeared as himself, playing drums in lead actor Matt Dillon's backing band, Citizen Dick


Pearl Jam received four awards at the 1993 MTV Video Music awards for its music video for "Jeremy", including Video of the Year and Best Group Video add something


The single "Jeremy" received Grammy award nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Hard Rock Performance in 1993 add something


"August 1993" Krusen was replaced by Matt Chamberlain, who had previously played with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians add something


Ament had a side project band named Three Fish, which he formed in 1994 with Robbi Robb of Tribe After Tribe and Richard Stuverud of the Fastbacks add something


Ament took an active role during Pearl Jam's dispute with Ticketmaster in 1994 over prices and surcharges add something


In 1994, the band began a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster, which lasted for three years and limited the band's ability to tour in the United States add something


The title of "Spoonman" is credited to Ament in the liner notes for Soundgarden's 1994 album, "Superunknown" add something


Although Abbruzzese performed on the album "Vitalogy", he was fired in August 1994, four months before the album was released add something


Ament performed with other members of Pearl Jam on Neil Young's 1995 album, "Mirror Ball", and subsequently took part in an eleven-date tour in Europe as part of Young's backing band add something


" was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Rock Album in 1995 add something


The album received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album in 1996 add something


The band subsequently released "No Code" in 1996 and "Yield" in 1998 add something


The lead single "Spin the Black Circle" won a Grammy award in 1996 for Best Hard Rock Performance add something


July 1997 This project eventually featured vocalist Eddie Vedder, who had arrived in Seattle to audition to be the singer for Ament and Gossard's next band, which later became Pearl Jam. Vedder sang a duet with Cornell on the song "Hunger Strike" and provided background vocals on several other songs add something


In 1998, prior to Pearl Jam's U.S. Yield Tour, Irons left the band due to dissatisfaction with touring add something


It was released on the band's 1998 fan club Christmas single; however, by popular demand, the cover was released to the public as a single in 1999 add something


In 2000, the band released its sixth studio album, "Binaural", and initiated a successful and ongoing series of official bootlegs add something


The band released seventy-two such live albums in 2000 and 2001, and set a record for most albums to debut in the "Billboard" 200 at the same time add something


Ament was interviewed for the 2001 skateboarding documentary, "Dogtown and Z-Boys" add something


The band released its seventh studio album, "Riot Act", in 2002 add something


Pearl Jam's contribution to the 2003 film, "Big Fish", "Man of the Hour", was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 2004 add something


The band's eighth studio album, the eponymous "Pearl Jam", was released in 2006 add something


In 2008, Ament released his first solo album, "Tone" add something


On September 16, 2008, Ament released his first solo album, "Tone", through Monkeywrench Records add something


The band released its ninth studio album, "Backspacer", in 2009 add something


In April 2009, Ament was attacked at knifepoint by a gang of muggers add something


Early 2011, Ament endorsed luthier Mike Lull, and a signature model was produced, which is available in 4 different colours add something


On January 24, 2011 Ament announced on Pearl Jam's official website his side project with dUg Pinnick of King's X and Richard Stuverud of the Fastbacks add something


The band's official Facebook page announced a March 2011 release of their album, "Three Mountains", through Monkeywrench Records add something


A second solo album "While My Heart Beats" followed in 2012 add something


In 2012, Ament started another band with singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud add something


On February 16, 2016 he married Pandora Andre-Beatty add something


Ament will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017 add something


Jerry Cantrell - On January 16, 2019, Cantrell along with William DuVall, Pearl Jam's guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament, and drummer Josh Freese performed Soundgarden's "Hunted Down" at the Chris Cornell tribute concert "I Am The Highway"


William DuVall - On January 16, 2019, DuVall along with Jerry Cantrell, Pearl Jam's guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament, and drummer Josh Freese performed Soundgarden's "Hunted Down" at the Chris Cornell tribute concert "I Am The Highway"