Peal Jam will celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of a documentary and a book, both of which will be titled Peal Jam 20. We’ve already discussed the Cameron Crowe-directed film at length, but now NME turns us on to some details concerning the other half of the equation.
The book will include notes, personal drawings, pictures, and other never-before-seen pages from the band’s two-decade history. What’s more, the introduction, which was penned by Crowe, will feature interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
As Exclaim reminds us, Pearl Jam has an extensively history with all three artists. The band and Springsteen were both on the Vote for a Change Tour of 2004, and Grohl and Vedder toured together with Mike Watt in the ’90s. As for Young, his influence has always washed over the Seattle rockers. The two teamed up for 1995’s Mirror Ball and a number of Young’s tunes pop up in the band’s setlists tour after tour.
Jonathan Cohen, who books musical guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Mark Wilkerson, author of Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townsend, wrote and compiled the book. The end result will be available starting September 13th.
Coinciding with the fall release is the band’s Labor Day weekend festival, which is set for Sept. 3-4 at the Alpine Valley Theater in East Troy, WI. Pearl Jam will headline each night, with Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney and The Stokes also set to perform.