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[Music News] Pearl Jam plans new album and solo work

Pearl Jam has a lot of things going for them this year.  They just released their live album "Live on Ten Legs" and they have a new book, documentary (directed by Cameron Crowe), numerous side projects and a festival they will put on themselves this year. But, bassist Jeff Ament told Billboard.com that they have begun to work on their 10th studio album and have done a variety of demos and are parring down about 25 songs.   Eddie Vedder is also planning on releasing a new solo album this year and Soundgarden is also releasing a record (with drummer Matt Cameron who plays in both bands). The plan is to have the 10th album release in 2011. The band is also putting on the Pearl Jam Twenty festival around Labor Day to celebrate the 20th anniversary from when the band released their debut album. They are in the middle of finalizing details and will announce the location and official dates in April. Ament is very excited for this year.  "There's been so much focus on the past that I think all of us are really excited to make a new record and have something to look forward to because we've been digging in the boxes in our basement a lot the last year or so," he said.

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