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Alternative PEARL JAM biography approved by the band.

“We never wanted anyone to write the official band biography, and we still feel that way. But if you choose to write your own interpretations, based upon all the things that we have experienced together and about what has happened, I would like to participate in any way that I can. I think that would be an interesting read and an important story to tell.”

— Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam.

About the book

PEARL JAM The More You Need – The Less You Get is a road movie in book form, packed with tales from the balconies to the backstages of dynamic and unique concerts, from Barcelona and Berlin to Hawaii, New York, London and Buenos Aires. You get both a unique rock’n’roll narrative with behind-the-scene reports and a warm, touching story of how international rock stars and relatives are forever tied to a tragedy that has inspired new insights and a wide range of deep and loving relationships.  

Danish rock musician and journalist Henrik Tuxen has followed Pearl Jam since the very beginnings of the Seattle scene of the early 90s and has known the band personally since 1996 as a fan, friend and journalist. He later became a liaison between the band and many of the nine families who lost a child during the band’s concert at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival on June 30, 2000, which Tuxen witnessed from the stage. Now Tuxen generously shares previously unpublished interviews, photos, insights and personal anecdotes of his firsthand interactions with the band. This is Tuxen’s alternative Pearl Jam biography including photos from private collections, but many, including the cover photo, were provided courtesy of Pearl Jam.

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Henrik Tuxen’s new and alternative Pearl Jam biography includes photos from private collections, but many, including the cover photo, were provided courtesy of Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam 2013. Photo @ Danny Clinch / Universal Music Group.

Pearl Jam 2013. Photo @ Danny Clinch / Universal Music Group.


Reader reviews

“A must read for Pearl Jam fans or just music fans in general. Henrik takes the reader on an insightful and personal look at Pearl Jam's history and fans across the world.”

— Michael on Amazon

“Henrik's book and writing style are much like Pearl Jam's music in that you feel a true connection to the author and his words. His stories are told in manner that's respectful to the band, and with the utmost respect regarding the Roskilde incident and the families and friends of those who were killed. Despite his incredible access to the band over the years, you can tell he's as much a fan as the rest of us, and not only of Pearl Jam, but of rock and grunge music in general.”

— Cindy on Amazon

New blog and Playlist from Tuxen

The Waiting Drove Me Mad

Happy birthday Eddie, Merry Christmas, and thanks to you and the band for an excellent and thrilling Pearl Jam year 2018. I've had several memorable personal meetings with band members and saw seven shows (and were at the venue for two canceled ones, Buenos Aires and London) on three different continents. A close to perfect year, except for one thing … What's happening with this new album?

In 2015 in Buenos Aires, Stone Gossard told me the band had recorded 25 demos. In the summer of 2017, manager Kelly Curtis told me, at the premier of the airing of Let's Play Two, that he expected a new album not later than the spring of 2018. Both Jeff Ament and Mike McCready has publicly talked about a new album coming up, but at the moment … radio silence is pretty much complete. […]

Continue reading … and about the playlist:

Corduroy – Pearl Jam - Tired Of Waiting For You - Kinks - Waiting On A Friend – Rolling Stones - Waiting For The Sun – The Doors - Waiting On the World to Change – John Mayer - Waiting – The Sharing Patrol - I'm Waiting For The Man – The Velvet Underground - Waiting On A Dream – Lee Ranaldo - Waiting For A Dream – Rufus Wainwright - Waiting For The Big One – Peter Gabriel - Waiting For The End Of The World – Elvis Costello - Better Man – Pearl Jam.

We only have    15 signed books    left.

We only have 15 signed books left.

Get a signed copy of the US edition

If you missed us at one of the book signing events this summer, we can ship a signed book to you. Henrik Tuxen signed books in Boston before he returned to Copenhagen again.

Prize for the book $30
$25 + $5 for US shipping. ($23,5 for international shipping)

Prize for koozie $10
$5 + $5 US shipping

Prize for the book + koozie $37,25
$25 + $5 + 7,25 for US shipping. ($23,5 for international shipping)

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