“We’re arranging the songs right now,” Vedder said. “It’s not my favorite part, not anybody’s favorite part. But when the work gets done, we can get excited about how we work together, the new plateaus of communication and understanding each other.”
Indeed, this summer, Pearl Jam will celebrate its 20th anniversary by headlining a two-day festival in Wisconsin and launching a Canadian tour. September will see the release of “Pearl Jam Twenty,” a documentary made by friend and director Cameron Crowe. The film will have an accompanying soundtrack album and book.
“We are each happily part of a gang,” Vedder said of the band. “Let’s plug in and play loud and fast and hard, and that will keep us from getting old and boring.”