25 years ago Pearl Jam recorded their MTV Unplugged special

It's not long now until Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and this week the band celebrate 25 years since they recorded their MTV Unplugged special.

Pearl Jam have recorded 10 studio albums and played thousands of shows, but it's the 30 minute special they did on MTV that many feel got them hooked.

That performance was recorded 25 years ago on March 16, 1992 (so technically today in NZ), and is still seen as one of the top 3 specials along with Alice In Chains and Nirvana.

Seven songs from the taping were put to air (“Oceans” “State of Love and Trust” “Alive” “Black” “Jeremy” “Even Flow” “Porch”), but the band actually ended the show with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

You can check out the full performance with all the extra bits in this video.