Pearl Jam Celebrate 'Ten' With FestivalTuesday 17th May, 2011 9:24AM
The band partially responsible for grunge and 100% responsible for questionable vocalists from 2000-onward celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their seminal album Ten this year. To commemorate, they have decided to host a festival over Labour Weekend (at the beginning of September in the US). The band will headline - it will be their only live US outing in 2011 - and have recruited the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and The Strokes to support. Liam Finn also joins the list of artists playing at the event, no doubt in part due to the relationship between his dad and Eddie Vedder, through their Seven World's Collide (and surfing) collaborations.
In other Vedder related news, he is due to release a ukulele album, imaginatively titled Ukulele Songs, this year that features tracks Vedder has penned over the last decade. He will release a live DVD, Water on the Road, simultaneously. This features - among Pearl Jam and personal songs - live versions of tracks from another one of his side-projects, the 2007 solo album and soundtrack, Into the Wild, for the film of the same name.