Tour: Bridges to Babylon Tour, 1997
Cred factor: Seattle grunge giant. Cannot be held responsible for a legion of imitators such as Creed, Nickelback, etc.
Who got a boost? Equal exchange of a highly compatible fan base. Never one to miss a chance to hang tight with stars, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder came onstage in Oakland, Calif., to guest with the Stones on "Waiting on a Friend." Seems friendly to us.
Stones-like quality: Dare we say ego?
Where Are They Now? Not making much noise here. But Pearl Jam just completed its first extensive tour of South America, headlining and selling out stadiums. A new studio album is in the works.
(Linda Laban / Globe Correspondent)