After 27 years, Pearl Jam is killing off their singles club

One of the best things about being a member of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club–the band’s official fan club–has been the semi-steady stream of collectible releases.

Launched in 1991, about a year after the band was formed, fan loyalty was rewarded with a new Christmas offering with the sole exception of 1994, (Hold that thought for a second.)

One of those singles even resulted in Pearl Jam’s biggest-ever chart single, the #2 finish of “Last Kiss” in 1998.

However, it appears that the band has given up on the idea.

Things started getting erratic starting in 2015. We have yet to see singles for 2017 or 2018. But the band would get around to it, right?

Alas, no. Today (December 28), the Ten Club has sent a notice to all members advising everyone that after 27 years, no further special singles will be forthcoming.

Beginning January 1, 2019 the Ten Club Single will be discontinued.

We hope that you have enjoyed these special collectibles over the past 25+ years.

All members who purchased or renewed their membership in 2017 and/or 2018 will still receive the MP3 downloads of the Ten Club Single for those years. Members who purchased or renewed their membership at the Analog level in 2017 and/or 2018 will also receive the limited edition vinyl for those years once physical production is complete.

Pearl Jam and all of us at Ten Club appreciate the loyalty and dedication from our members. It has been amazing to watch the fan club evolve over the years into the tight-knit community it is today, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.

Thank you,

Pearl Jam & Ten Club

Bummer, right? I wonder if this will affect prices much?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “After 27 years, Pearl Jam is killing off their singles club

  • February 27, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    Eddie’s voice gives me the chills every time I hear this song. Very passionate and you can almost feel the grieving. Cover is better than the original

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