As reported, Cameron Crowe is making a documentary in honor of Pearl Jam‘s twentieth anniversary of not hating each other. Bassist Jeff Ament had an opportunity to check out the film and share his reaction with Rolling Stone:
“‘Black’ is a really good song.”
No, but really:
“I just saw a rough cut. It was so fucking weird seeing footage of stuff I didn’t know anybody was taping at the time. The whole movie is Cameron’s love letter to us – but it’s equal parts complimentary and really painful. It shows our growing pains and some real bad times, including Roskilde [the 2000 Danish festival where nine fans were trampled to death during the band’s set]. It was just really hard to watch.”
I believe it. Being really hard to watch is a common theme in Crowe‘s later works. Did you see Elizabethtown? Yeesh.