April 27th, 2011
Pearl Jam, the notoriously private band born out of the West Coast grunge scene, is opening up for director Cameron Crowe in a documentary to be released this fall. Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron are reuniting with Crowe 19 years after the director featured them twice on the Seattle-centric soundtrack to his film Singles. Not only was the band part of the film’s music, but members also played the fictional band Citizen Dick, with Matt Dillon’s character Cliff as the lead vocalist.
This time around Crowe is showing the real Pearl Jam in an in-depth look at the group. Titled Pearl Jam Twenty, Crowe told Rolling Stone that the film contains “the best souvenirs of the past, some fabled footage you’ve heard exists but have never seen, and some interviews”. Acknowledging the band’s tendency to shy away from allowing cameras into their personal lives, Crowe says “Pearl Jam are not prone to opening the curtain the same way, and that is the challenge and delight of it.”
The doc is slated to be released this September in celebration of the band’s 20th Anniversary.Tweet