Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about what we can expect their upcoming album.
Jeff Ament has revealed how Chris Cornell’s death affected them; he said:
“It’d be fun to record or even just write a song together. I think when Chris [Cornell] passed, that’s really been a tough one to wrap our heads around, and then there’s just life stuff.”
“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.”
“We’ve gone in, probably, four or five times in the last couple of years, so we have a whole ton of unfinished stuff. We’re just sort of in a little bit of a limbo.
“I’m sure everybody’s got a bunch more riffs, and I’m sure Ed’s [Vedder] 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.”
On creative process of upcoming album, Ament said:
“I just have a little groove where I write and paint and walk my dogs. Some of the stuff, it could turn into Pearl Jam stuff, and if I get a big group of songs together, I’ll just put it out as a little solo release, which I’ve done three of or something.
When I do those, it’s mostly to clean off the shelves and finish stuff; it’s stuff that has been on the Pearl Jam shelf for a few years and nobody is really responding to it. I think all of us have gotten into the habit of finishing stuff up and putting it out.
This is a broken record, but I think I’ve said that I would record a lot more with Pearl Jam if that was what could happen. It just hasn’t happened for some reason.”
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