Pearl Jam have expressed interest in releasing a series of live recordings under the title Instant Classic.
After performing for the first time in seven years in Missoula in September, Pearl Jam declared the performance an "instant classic" — it is now available for fans at a discounted price ($4.99) via their website. They now hope to make this the first in a series of live “bootleg” recordings. Pearl Jam are renowned for issuing live albums — there are nearly 30 so far.
Pearl Jam have been working on and off on a new untitled studio album, a follow-up to 2009's Backspacer. No official release date has been confirmed, but the band have stated that they hope to release the record in the first half of 2013 “if all goes according to plan.”