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Pearl Jam Talk Crazy Stage Moments With Judd Apatow

Rockers recall important early concert

Filmmaker Danny Clinch has played a big part in the rollout for Pearl Jam‘s upcoming LP Lightning Bolt, directing two videos (for “Sirens” and “Mind Your Manners”) as well as a documentary about the making of the record. In that previously released short, Clinch corralled a handful of people – including rocker/Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein and director Judd Apatow – to help interview the band, and now you can take an exclusive first look at an extended clip of Apatow’s chat with Pearl Jam.

Listen to Pearl Jam’s First Ever Studio Recording Session

Frontman Eddie Vedder talks about attending a formative concert by the punk band X; he snuck into the venue with a fake ID, held frontwoman Exene Cervenka’s beer while she performed and watched guitarist Billy Zoom balance a pack of Marlboro Reds on his foot throughout the entire set. The musicians also talk about creating similar unforgettable moments onstage for their own fans, though guitarist Mike McCready says it’s never something they consciously consider. Adds Vedder, “You’re trying to create something that you’re not sure where it’s gonna go. You can try with the setlist, you can try to make something different, but what’s gonna happen that night – you kinda don’t know what’s gonna happen.”

You can pre-order Lightning Bolt ahead of its October 15th release and also stream the album in its entirety now. 

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