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"Yield" was completed in 1997 and released in 1998. In the spring of 1997, I had made a decision to stop taking medications that I had been taking daily since 1988. Jack Irons#Completed 62
Jack Irons#Completed 62
I began both auditioning with Pearl Jam and recording for Eleven. In the fall of 1994, I joined Pearl Jam. Jack Irons#Auditioning 58
Jack Irons#Auditioning 58
In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians. Jack Irons#Broadcasts 49
Jack Irons#Broadcasts 49
I had wanted to play drums since the age of 9 when I saw a drum set in the window of a music store for the first time. We took lessons at a local music school and began playing together after about 6-9 months of lessons. Jack Irons#Age 43
Jack Irons#Age 43
After wrestling with myself for six months, I began medical treatment. During that time I started a band with some friends of mine called Jack's Car, but that didn't last. Jack Irons#Car 41
Jack Irons#Car 41
I could not finish the rest of the tours the band had planned. I was replaced by Matt Cameron. The next years of my life were about recovery, healing, and right living. I never lost the need to create. Jack Irons#Band 41
Jack Irons#Band 41
I remember wearing overcoats, hiding in the bushes outside of Abbey Road Studios, waiting for the traffic to clear. As it did, we would drop our overcoats and run out on to the cross walk and strike our poses. Jack Irons#Abbey 25
Jack Irons#Abbey 25
We completed and released "No Code" in 1996. We began some off and on touring for that release. Jack Irons#Code 22
Jack Irons#Code 22
It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band. Jack Irons#Anxiety 16
Jack Irons#Anxiety 16
I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999. If I could finish an album of my own music, I would. Five years later I am happy to say I have. Jack Irons#Album 15
Jack Irons#Album 15
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