It feels like forever since we heard a new album from Pearl Jam, 5 year’s in fact, but, it’s starting to look like the wait might be over sooner rather than later.
Guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament have shared updates on the band’s next album, this follows their appearance alongside drummer Matt Cameron when they played as Temple Of The Dog during last week’s Chris Cornell tribute at the Forum in LA.
The band gave us a taste last spring with the release of the stand-alone single, “Can’t Deny Me”, to co-inside with their 2018 tour, but we want more right?
Gossard told Rolling Stone: “Yeah, that was fun,” adding: “I’m glad we got to do that. That was a little bit of a star from one of the ones that we had recorded, so we’re hoping to get some more of that going.
“We’re going to make a record, and we’re in the middle of it. We’re just going to keep plugging away until we get one done.”
He also explained that even though it’s been six years since the release of their last album, the band have been getting together and working away at new material whenever possible. He said: “We’ve gone in, probably, four or five times in the last couple of years, so we have a whole ton of unfinished stuff,” says Ament. “We’re just sort of in a little bit of limbo. I’m sure everybody’s got a bunch more riffs, and I’m sure Ed’s got a handful of journal lyrics. It’s just going to take us all getting into a room together for six weeks and just knocking something out.”
“It’d be fun to record or even just write a song together,” adds the bassist. “I think when Chris passed, that’s really been a tough one to wrap our heads around, and then there’s just life stuff.”