Pearl Jam already had their breakthrough moment by the time their guest spot in the 1992 romantic comedy 'Singles' hit theaters. The Cameron Crowe-directed movie -- starring Bridget Fonda, Kyra Sedgwick and Matt Dillon -- turns the spotlight on Seattle during the birth of grunge in the early '90s. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament and Stone
Following the monster, and surprising, success of their 1991 debut album ‘Ten,’ Pearl Jam capped two years of constant touring by returning to the studio with a handful of violently raw new songs. They learned some lessons during ‘Ten’’s long, slow climb. They were going to make the next record their way, with minimal record-company interference. And they weren’t going to give fans, radio or MTV what they expected.
The limited-edition 'Pearl Jam Twenty: Deluxe Edition' box set released last year has long been sold out, but a new three-disc version is on the way. Due out Nov. 13, the 'Pearl Jam Twenty: Three Disc Deluxe Edition' contains all the video content and bonus footage from the Cameron Crow-directed documentary that was included on the 'Deluxe Edition,' but with a variety of additional, previously unseen material sure to thrill all the big PJ fans out there.
Pearl Jam should be finishing up work on a new album by the end of the year, if comments Matt Cameron made during a recent interview with Rhythm magazine are to be taken at face value. The drummer, who these days also sits behind the drum kit for Soundgarden, spoke of a busy rest of the year that involves plans with both -- recording an album with one band, and touring behind a new album with the other.