Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Dave Grohl contribute to new Pearl Jam book

'Pearl Jam 20' will be available in September

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Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Dave Grohl have all contributed to the forthcoming Pearl Jam 20 book.

Pearl Jam 20 will be available from September 13 to coincide with Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe's documentary of the same name. The book was compiled and edited by authors Jonathan Cohen and Mark Wilkinson, and is billed as an "aesthetically stunning, definitive chronicle of the band's past two decades". It will include personal drawings, notes and behind-the-scenes information from Pearl Jam's 20-year career.

Crowe has also written a foreword for the book – which will feature interviews with Springsteen, Young and Grohl – and has compiled a soundtrack collection to accompany his film.

Earlier this year, Crowe told Rolling Stone that the film would feature "the best souvenirs of the past, some fabled footage you've heard exists but have never seen and some interviews".

In an interview with the same publication, meanwhile, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament said that "the whole movie is Cameron’s love letter to us – but it’s equal parts complimentary and really painful. It shows our growing pains and some real bad times. It was just really hard to watch.”

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