Pearl Jam Making Headway On New Album

Pearl Jam Guitarist Stone Gossard Performs At Mgm Grand In Las Vegas.
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard performs during a sold-out show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 6, 2003. The band is touring in support of its seventh studio album "Riot Act." REUTERS/Ethan Miller EM

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It’s looking as though Pearl Jam will soon resume sessions for their followup album to 2020’s GigatonBlabbermouth transcribed some of guitarist Stone Gossard‘s chat with Detroit’s WRIF, where he explained, “The plan is that we’re gonna do some more recording, and we’re gonna try to finish a record here pretty soon. There’s songs that are getting close to being done and there’s a bunch that aren’t. And we’re gonna do something here pretty soon.”

Gossard shed light on how the band develops their material: “We do it all the different ways. Sometimes we go in and somebody just brings a riff and we just work it up from the very — ‘I’ve got this and this part,’ and everyone just jams on it. Usually that’s the best formula for us, where everyone’s kind of in the same room. But we all bring in fully realized demos.”

He added, “We’ve got demos for days. Everybody writes in the band, so now it’s really just trying to figure out, really, what’s something different for us and what’s something exciting. And we’re working on that. I think we’ve got a good start on another record that will be hopefully good.”

Stone Gossard told us a while back that the band never sets out with a predetermined goal for a new LP: