Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson; December 23, 1964) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists. He is known for his powerful baritone vocals. He also appeared as a guest vocalist in Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to the late singer Andrew Wood.
He is also involved in making music and contributes to albums by other artists. In 2007, Vedder released his first solo album as a soundtrack for the film Into the Wild (2007). His second album Ukulele Songs and a live DVD titled Water on the Road were released in 2011.
Vedder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.