Cameron Crowe To Inflict Pearl Jam Doc On The World

Tuesday, January 18 by

It’s 2011, and as Eddie Vedder prophesied lo these many years ago, this year marks the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam. The movie is called Pearl Jam Twenty, and much like the band, the project is shrouded in mystery (don’t know if this is a joke or not). In 2009, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready was quoted as saying that the film’s director Cameron Crowe would have ““….all our footage, with all of our existing footage that we have” at his disposal for his documentary. I’m guessing that must include at least 100 hours of Eddie Vedder scowling.

This isn’t the only thing connecting the band with Cameron Crowe. The Almost Famous auteur also directed the anti-establishment band in a Target commercial (!) and the video for their song “The Fixer.” In addition to that, it’s also being reported that head Pearl Jammer Eddie Vedder is a big part of the soundtrack for Cameron Crowe’s new movie We Bought a Zoo.

So expect to be learning a lot about Pearl Jam in 2011, especially if you’re like me and your only direct knowledge of the band comes from the copy of Ten that you can’t bring yourself to get rid of for some reason. (via The Playlist)

COMMENTS

  1. January 18, 2011 10:22 am

    Kev

    Maybe buy their other albums…you are clearly a clown. They are a great band and continue to release relevant music. You have used their name to bring attention to the fact that you are a twat. Well done, you have found success.


  2. January 18, 2011 10:22 am

    JBA

    I agree with Kev – you’re an outright clown and obviously you have zero musical knowledge or taste. If you had half a brain in your head you’d realize that Pearl Jam are still around 20 years later because they are a truly talented group of musicians who have continued to evolve and make relevant and elegant rock music while the rest of the industry belched out garbage like Lady Gaga and Coldplay and tried to pass it off as legitimate music. Let’s see where Lady Gaga is in 20 years and if filmmakers like Cameron Crowe or Sean Penn remember her or would soil their works of cinema with her pathetic excuse for songwriting. How about you crack open a copy of Backspacer and watch as your brain gets rearranged by the force of Eddie’s voice and the moving quality of their lyrics. Maybe next time you write a two-bit article for a half-assed website you do a little more research instead of spewing out some snarky comments about a band you clearly don’t understand. If you had you might have seen that Pearl Jam have been touring with sold out shows on every continent of the globe for the last 20 years and have legions of dedicated fans who travel that same globe just to be in the same room with them and listen to their impactful music time and again. Hmmmm…I wonder why Sirius/XM just launched a 24/7 Pearl Jam Radio channel if PJ were a flash in the pan band with one notable album? That wouldn’t make too much sense, would it? Seeing as the only other bands with their own f’ing radio station are Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and The Grateful Dead…I think that clearly defines the importance of Pearl Jam as an American institution with countless fans that would be completely thrilled to watch a Cameron Crowe documentary, showcasing their talents and their impact on our culture as a whole.
    I hope that online degree in journalism you probably hold from Phoenix University serves you well otherwise because your commentary on this website was just proven as completely worthless.
    cheers.


  3. January 18, 2011 10:22 am

    JBA

    I agree with Kev – you’re an outright clown and obviously you have zero musical knowledge or taste. If you had half a brain in your head you’d realize that Pearl Jam are still around 20 years later because they are a truly talented group of musicians who have continued to evolve and make relevant and elegant rock music while the rest of the industry belched out garbage like Lady Gaga and Coldplay and tried to pass it off as legitimate music. Let’s see where Lady Gaga is in 20 years and if filmmakers like Cameron Crowe or Sean Penn remember her or would soil their works of cinema with her pathetic excuse for songwriting. How about you crack open a copy of Backspacer and watch as your brain gets rearranged by the force of Eddie’s voice and the moving quality of their lyrics. Maybe next time you write a two-bit article for a half-assed website you do a little more research instead of spewing out some snarky comments about a band you clearly don’t understand. If you had you might have seen that Pearl Jam have been touring with sold out shows on every continent of the globe for the last 20 years and have legions of dedicated fans who travel that same globe just to be in the same room with them and listen to their impactful music time and again. Hmmmm…I wonder why Sirius/XM just launched a 24/7 Pearl Jam Radio channel if PJ were a flash in the pan band with one notable album? That wouldn’t make too much sense, would it? Seeing as the only other bands with their own f’ing radio station are Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and The Grateful Dead…I think that clearly defines the importance of Pearl Jam as an American institution with countless fans that would be completely thrilled to watch a Cameron Crowe documentary, showcasing their talents and their impact on our culture as a whole.
    I hope that online degree in journalism you probably hold from Phoenix University serves you well otherwise because your commentary on this website was just proven as completely worthless.
    cheers.