The wait is over! All 120 minutes of the Cameron
Crowe-directed Pearl Jam documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, will be unveiled on September 10, 2011 at the
Toronto International Film Festival.
If the waiting has gotten too much for you, you can go
see the trailer at Crowe’s own website,
where he confides that the documentary will have footage of Neil Young, Chris
Cornell, and even Kurt Cobain, who you’d think would be talking about his
But if you’re the patient type, you can see it when it’s released
in select theaters in the U.S. and internationally on September 20 for one
night only, and then a full-week run of the film on September 23 in a few
selected cities. Think Los Angeles, not Des Moines.
But for the rest of us, we
can see it on October 21 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) as part of PBS’s American Masters series for absolutely
nothing. Then if you’re one of those fans who just need to own, on October 25
you can buy a DVD of the film. If that’s still
not enough, there will be a Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack released by Columbia
Records/Sony Music that’s available for pre-order for its release date on September
20. All of the tracks have been selected by former music critic/Academy Award-wining filmmaker Cameron Crowe as a companion piece to his film.
enough? Good news is that there will be a Pearl Jam Twenty book available on September
13, 2011. Published by Simon & Schuster, it's a stunning, photo-driven book
of the band’s two-decade history in and out of the spotlight. Compiled and written
by music writer Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson, the book also includes a
forward by Crowe as well as material from his own interviews with Pearl Jam, Bruce
Springsteen, Neil Young, and Dave Grohl.
And no, Gene Simmons had absolutely nothing to do with the marketing strategy and you can rest assured there will be no Pearl Jam condoms. At least we don’t think so.