If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard much from Pearl Jam, one of the reasons is that frontman Eddie Vedder has been busy doing other things, one of which is working out the kinks on his new super group with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Pearl Jam stickman Jack Irons. They are strongly tipped to play Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit on October 27 and 28, but don’t worry, the grunge progenitors are still a living, breathing entity. Vedder also will perform at the premier of the documentary Body of War at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11. Vedder penned two songs, “No More” and “Long Nights,” for this grueling and graphic documentary about Tomas Young, a soldier paralyzed by a bullet during his first week in Iraq. 

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