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New releases keep coming from Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell

Seattle's Pearl Jam is out with a new video directed by Cameron Crowe featuring previously unreleased live footage. (AP Photo)

Despite celebrating 20 years of music making, there's no slowing down for some of Seattle's most iconic bands. Pearl Jam and Soundgarden are both making news and new music this week.

Pearl Jam has just released a new video directed by film maker Cameron Crowe in conjunction with his documentary of the band "Pearl Jam Twenty," which debuted on PBS over the weekend after a limited engagement at Seattle's Cinerama.

The video for Not for You, from Vitalogy, features previously unreleased live footage spanning the band's notable career. Interestingly, Crowe and the band chose to release it on the film site IMDB, rather than a music web site. It's a move clearly aimed at promoting the documentary.

The Pearl Jam documentary features fellow grunge vets Chris Cornell and Soundgarden, who are also back at it in full force.

Spin Magazine just reported on Monday while Soundgarden continues prepping a new album (the band's first since 1996's "Down On The Upside"), Cornell will release a new album of acoustic performances taken from his solo tour.

"Songbook" comes out Nov. 21 and features songs from Cornell's previous bands, including Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, along with covers of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" and John Lennon's "Imagine."

Stereogum just posted a recording of Cornell's previously unreleased new track "Cleaning My Gun," one of the 16 songs on the album.

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Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter/anchor and host of KIRO Radio's Seattle Sounds (Sunday afternoons 5-6p) and a digital content producer for MyNorthwest.com.

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