The official trailer has been released for Cameron Crowe’s PJ20 documentary, chronicling the rise, trials and tribulations of persevering Seattle quintet Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after their rise to megastardom, their step back from center stage, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them—giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. Told in big themes and bold colors with blistering sound, the film is carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely-seen and never-before seen footage spanning the band’s career. Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam: part concert film, part intimate insider-hang, part testimonial to the power of music and uncompromising artists.

“Pearl Jam Twenty,” director/rock historian Cameron Crowe’s chronicle of the veteran Seattle rockers’ rise and two-decade history will debut at TIFF on September 10, just a few days after the band’s Labor Day weekend festival in Wisconsin celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

The film, which offers choice moments from 1200 hours of archival footage and new interviews, will also have a brief run in 97 theaters across the U.S. and Canada beginning on Sept. 20. The full list of screenings is available at pj20.com
The documentary will have its U.S. television premiere on Oct. 21 at 9pm. ET as part of PBS’s “American Masters” series.

Pearl Jam Twenty from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

Eddie Vedder and Josh Homme have combined their talents on a charity song. It’s called “You Only Live Once”, it’s actually an obscure track from The Strokes, who also appear on the new recording.

This is to be included on the three-CD collection Live From Nowhere Near You, Vol II which aims to raise money for Outside In, a non-profit organisation that helps homeless youths. It was released on July 19.