Pearl Jam’s Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Pearl Jam

A lifelong athlete and former football coach, Evan Loring works as a senior manager for Congruity, where his contributions have grown the revenue of the company’s Enterprise Business segments to $10 million annually. In his personal life, Evan Loring is a fan of grunge band Pearl Jam.

Earlier this year in April, Pearl Jam was honored with an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the ceremony, which took place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, comedian David Letterman inducted the band. Letterman was a last-minute replacement for Neil Young, who had to cancel due to health concerns.

Aside from praising the band’s music, Letterman took the time to praise Pearl Jam for striving to acknowledge injustice and never being afraid to respond to it. Later in the evening, frontman Eddie Vedder did just that during his acceptance speech, changing the topic to climate change, describing it as a major crisis and wondering how future generations will see us if we fail to act.

After each band member had given an acceptance speech, the group performed hit songs “Better Man,” “Alive,” and “Given to Fly.” The event was capped off with an Eddie Vedder-led all-star rendition of the Neil Young song “Rockin’ in the Free World.”