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In this clip for Cameron Crowe's PJ20, we get a blast from Pearl Jam's past

05.03.2011
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When I found out that Cameron Crowe was making a documentary for Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary, I was elated. The person who makes movies that really speak to me is doing a film on a band that also really speaks to me. Two of my favorites. It's like a dream.

Crowe has a long history with the band, spanning back from their cameos in 1992's SINGLES. This was when they were called Mookie Blaylock, after the former basketball player. Due to trademark issues, the band was forced to change their name to Pearl Jam, a mash-up between the name of Eddie Vedder's great-grandma and some peyote jam her Native American husband used to make. Okay, so the last half was a fib on their part, but it stuck and they have been Pearl Jam ever since.

The band released a small clip from Crowe's documentary. They briefly mention the name change and overload us with nostalgia. Check out the awesome clip below. I also love me some Alice in Chains.

Mookie>>>PJ from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

Extra Tidbit: Blaylock is actually a fan of the band and since they didn't get to use his name, they used his jersey number for their first album, Ten.
Source: Pearl Jam Vimeo

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9:41AM on 05/04/2011
Cameron Crowe is awesome and so is Pearl Jam,but I agree with snoopmish I feel old as hell also.
Cameron Crowe is awesome and so is Pearl Jam,but I agree with snoopmish I feel old as hell also.
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9:48PM on 05/03/2011
I though I was the only one who knew the Mookie Blaylock side of Pearl Jam!
I though I was the only one who knew the Mookie Blaylock side of Pearl Jam!
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8:22PM on 05/03/2011

Mookie, indeed!!!

Although Soundgarden is number one in my heart. (Kinda ironic drummer Matt Cameron has been in both bands). I am pumped to see this. Ten and Superunknown were the two best "grunge" albums of all-time, imo. Again, so pumped to see this as Crowe will do PJ so much justice.
Although Soundgarden is number one in my heart. (Kinda ironic drummer Matt Cameron has been in both bands). I am pumped to see this. Ten and Superunknown were the two best "grunge" albums of all-time, imo. Again, so pumped to see this as Crowe will do PJ so much justice.
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7:24PM on 05/03/2011
Wow...I can't believe I saw that concert 18 years ago. Damn do I feel old right now.

Anyhoo, I think this looks great! Will bring back some fun memories.
Wow...I can't believe I saw that concert 18 years ago. Damn do I feel old right now.

Anyhoo, I think this looks great! Will bring back some fun memories.
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6:16PM on 05/03/2011

Where?

I would love to see this on the big screen but rock docs don't show in the burbs. Crowe has an ear for music so this should be good.
I would love to see this on the big screen but rock docs don't show in the burbs. Crowe has an ear for music so this should be good.
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5:08PM on 05/03/2011

I am stoked for this..

I love PJ's ten thats my fav CD everything after isn't really as good to me but I might have to re listen. I'll check this out for sure. And I like crowe he does some good films.
I love PJ's ten thats my fav CD everything after isn't really as good to me but I might have to re listen. I'll check this out for sure. And I like crowe he does some good films.
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5:06PM on 05/03/2011

Good pairing

Release date? Anybody?
Release date? Anybody?
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5:14PM on 05/03/2011
On IMDB, it only offers September 2011 as a release date.
On IMDB, it only offers September 2011 as a release date.
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