Phil Wickham is a creative singer/songwriter, "Response" is his 6th album since 2006 and this year he´s releasing 2 albums where one is a christmas album. The new album is filled with anthemic pop/rock songs in the same vein as Patrick Ryan Clark and Delirious?, just listen to perfect examples like "This is the day", "Heaven fall down" or the new single "At your name" that features a superb chorus. "Response" reached #2 on the iTunes christian charts when it was released in October, but then again, Wickham worked with the legendary producer Brown Bannister that has won 25 Dove awards and 14 Grammy Awards. It just cannot fail with him behind the steering wheel.
Pearl Jam´s first name was "Mookie Blaylock" after the All-Star basketball player, but the name was changed to "Pearl Jam" due to trademark concerns. Vocalist Eddie Vedder claimed in an early interview that the name was a reference to his great-grandmother Pearl. In 2006 guitarist Mike McCready said that bass player Jeff Ament came up with "Pearl" and that "Jam" was added after seeing Neil Young live.