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Pearl Jam Debuts New Trailer For 20th Anniversary Doc (Plus: A trip to Soldier Field)

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 4, 2011 8:20PM

Photo by Jim Kopeny

'90s alt-rock titans Pearl Jam, featuring one-time Evanston, IL resident Eddie Vedder, recently debuted the trailer for the Cameron Crowe-directed PJ20. The documentary offers a comprehensive history of the band, and the trailer, set to soaring sounds of "Given To Fly," from 1998's sorely under appreciated Yield, weaves together band voiceover, live and video footage, and a typically odd David Lynch segment to set up what looks like to be a stellar film.

The question is: How much of Chicago will be in this beast? As we said, Vedder spent some of his formative years 'round these parts, while the band played a memorable show at Soldier Field in 1995. (And also recorded parts of fourth album No Code during the historical, deadly heat wave). While you ponder that, check out PJ doing Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door," from the Soldier Field show, which was part of the band's anti-Ticketmaster tour of alternate venues.