Pearl Jam: new album in the works

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament tells that the band has written 25 songs for a new album, to be recorded later this year. “April will be the time where we get together and learn to play all these demos and figure out which 12-15 of them float to the top,” he said. According to Ament , the group has been focused on putting together reissues of its second and third albums, 1993′s “Vs.” and 1994′s “Vitalogy” , and working on a Cameron Crowde -directed documentary and book celebrating its 20th anniversary as a band.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is planning to release a solo album later this year.