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As Pearl Jam hits Tampa, here's why they're a lock for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam

Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam



Twenty-five years after their landmark album Ten, Pearl Jam is gearing up for one of their busiest years in quite some time, launching a high-profile tour that includes headlining slots at Bonnaroo and New Orleans Jazz Fest, and a nearly sold-out concert Monday at Amalie Arena, their first Tampa show in a decade.

It's not exactly a campaign for enshrinement into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- the band becomes eligible this fall -- but staying so visible in 2016 won't hurt their case. When Pearl Jam debuts on voters' ballots this fall, they're a lock to get in on the first ballot. It's a slam dunk.

But why?

To explain fully what Pearl Jam has meant to rock and roll over the last 25 years, click here for a look back

The concert is at 8 p.m. Monday in Tampa. Tickets are $67.25. Click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:46pm]


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