Pearl Jam is still going strong. They’ve released eleven albums, including 2020’s “Gigaton,” and Vedder has also embarked on a solo career of his own. His first album was in 2007, a soundtrack for the film “Into the Wild.” His second album, “Ukulele Sounds,” came out in 2011, as well as a live DVD of a concert performance called “Water on the Road.”
To the surprise of no one, Vedder, as well as the other members of Pearl Jam, joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. Fun fact: The original drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Irons, was briefly a member of Pearl Jam.
Anthony Kiedis Today
Anthony Kiedis is still performing with the rest of the Peppers. The band now consists of Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist John Frusciante. They've produced eleven studio albums, and though Kiedis's lyrical and performing style has changed over the years, he's always been a dynamic force on stage.
Along with the rest of the band, Kiedis joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Like many other members of this list, he had substance problems, but in the year 2000, he cleaned up. He had a few small acting roles before becoming big in music, including a cameo in the film “Point Break.”
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam
If you like Pearl Jam, there's no doubt you know that Vedder is a big part of what makes the band so good. He's regarded as one of the top vocalists and singers of all time. He's the lead vocalist of the band, and he's one of three guitarists as well as the primary lyricist.
Calling him a big part of the band almost seems to be doing him a disservice. He was recruited to join Pearl Jam in 1990 after appearing as a guest vocalist in Temple of the Dog, a supergroup that included a few other members of Pearl Jam.
He was born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, but the world knows him as English musician Sting. He began as the lead singer, bassist, and even the principal songwriter for the new wave rock band The Police between 1977 and 1984, which soared to the top of the charts, including with the hit “Every Breath You Take.”
They pulled off quite the feat with numerous (five) UK chart-topping albums, won six Grammy Awards, and two Brit Awards. The band's initial sound was heavily punk rock, but they began to blend styles like reggae rock and “minimalist pop.”
While The Police never formally broke up – they had a reunion tour as late as 2008 – the members all started to gravitate to their solo careers, including Sting. The powerhouse proved that he could carry music all on his own without a band behind him.
Whether it was as a solo musician or as a member of The Police, Sting has collected quite a number of awards for music, including seventeen Grammys, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe (Best Song in a Motion Picture), and an Emmy. He, and the rest of The Police, became part of music history when they joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.