It is reported that Pearl Jam are planning to return to the studio in the winter.

The band's manager, Kelly Curtis, revealed the plan in an interview with Billboard.com but could not comment on a release date for the album. "When they're done, they give it to us and we go," he said.

Pearl Jam are one of the bands taking part in October's 'Vote for Change' tour in the US, ahead of November's presidential election.

They recently released their new acoustic album, 'Live at Benaroya Hall'.