November 13, 1990 : At the Off Ramp in Seattle, Temple of the Dog plays their only show. Comprised of members of Soundgarden and what would become Pearl Jam, the group was formed as a tribute to Mother Love Bone signer Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose. #108RockStarGuitars #History
Mike McCready has Crohn's disease. The Pearl Jam guitarist was diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel disease when he was 21, and has said the diagnosis sent him into a depression that nearly caused him to quit music. "It took me six months before I could pick up a guitar again, but I did (thanks to a particularly killer Stevie Ray Vaughn concert)," he wrote for the Huffington Post last year. "Two years later, Pearl Jam was formed and our career took off."