The band formed by Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather and Stone Gossard following splitting up. They received a lot of attention in Seattle and the beginnings of international interest with the ‘Shine’ EP. However, as they prepared to release their major label, debut album, the ‘Apple’, lead singer Andrew Wood overdosed on heroin and died, leaving the band in tatters. Stone and Jeff joined with ’s Matt Cameron and Chris Cornell to record the ’’ tribute album, which also featured a young Eddie Vedder on some of the tracks. This led, in turn, to the formation of .
On Earth As It Is: The Complete Works by Mother Love Bone