Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder: ‘I slow danced with Kurt Cobain at an Eric Clapton gig’

Footage uncovered for new documentary 'Pearl Jam Twenty'

Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder has recalled slow dancing with Kurt Cobain at an Eric Clapton gig.

Footage of the rendezvous with the late Nirvana frontman has been uncovered for new documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, which was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival yesterday and over the weekend (September 10 and 12).

Speaking to Rolling Stone following one of the screenings, Vedder said that watching the footage back of his clinch with Cobain was “incredibly emotional”.


He commented:

You see Kurt looking over and go like this [puts finger to lips] and it’s not saying, ‘Don’t tell anybody’ or ‘Keep the lid on this little private moment.’ It was actually because on the stage above us, Eric Clapton was playing ‘Tears In Heaven’.

Cameron Crowe’s retrospective documentary features archive footage and recent interviews with the band. It is due to be screened in 75 UK cinemas on September 20. Scroll down and click below to watch exclusive footage from the film.

The soundtrack, which will be released the day before (19), has been compiled by Crowe, who has known the band since his days as a reporter for Rolling Stone in Seattle.

A tie-in book, also titled Pearl Jam Twenty, was released yesterday (12). Compiled and written by Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson, the book includes a foreword by Crowe as well as interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Dave Grohl.


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