In 1995, Mike Watt released his first solo album and embarked on a tour with some talented, famous and supportive friends. He looks back on that time now with fondness but says that, at first, he wasn't sure what the future would bring.
In May 1993, three young boys were brutally murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. The trial that followed would challenge how Americans perceived the justice system and how outsiders are treated in our society.
MTV’s central role in delivering grunge to a national audience in the early 1990s demonstrated the network’s power as a creator and definer of culture, and the reaction of many of grunge’s iconic figures against the video medium revealed the gulf between principle and reality.
Vedder’s solo show brought a fantastic evening of solo ukulele songs and some Pearl Jam favorites to Hartford. However, as he shared his softer side, Vedder was occasionally outdone by a loud audience.