As if issuing a live album from nearly every date on their 2000 tour schedule weren't enough to commemorate their vigorous year, Pearl Jam are now planning a DVD/VHS release featuring performances from various shows.
The Seattle band's video offering will contain live clips, according to Pearl Jam's spokesperson, but it's not yet known whether it will include backstage footage or interviews. A release date for the as-yet-untitled project has not been announced.
Pearl Jam spent most of 2000 on the road, beginning with 25 dates in Europe. The fate of their following North American tour was uncertain, however, after nine concertgoers died last summer as the result of a crowd crush during Pearl Jam's performance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival. But the band soldiered on, beginning their North American outing with a reflective show in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Tour highlights from last year include Pearl Jam's 10th-anniversary show on October 22 in Las Vegas, during which the band covered Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" and Mother Love Bone's "Crown of Thorns." The group released the live covers together as a fan-club-only single in December (see R.E.M., Pearl Jam Send Holiday Singles To Fans").
In other Pearl Jam news, singer Eddie Vedder will provide guest vocals on the upcoming album from Wellwater Conspiracy, drummer Matt Cameron's side band with ex-Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain.
"Grievance," from Pearl Jam's sixth studio album, Binaural, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance last week, though the band's official Web site said the band doesn't plan to attend the February 21 ceremony in Los Angeles.