Stone Gossard on the Final BRAD Project, Next Pearl Jam Album, and Loosegroove

The guitarist also talks Ten, Temple of the Dog, Nirvana, and more

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Kyle Meredith with Stone Gossard, photo by Danny Clinch

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Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard catches up with Kyle Meredith, providing insight into his upcoming final album with his band BRAD, In the Moment That You’re Born, and the 30th-anniversary reissue of their debut LP, Shame.Gossard reflects on the passing of lead singer Shawn Smith and reveals how he drew inspiration from NWA and Ice Cube for his guitar work. He also discusses the contrasting experiences of recording Shame compared to Pearl Jam’s Ten, Temple of the Dog’s self-titled album, and Nirvana’s Nevermind.”Ten wasn’t a record that came together easily — Temple was,” he explains. “Temple was Chris Cornell at the height of his powers.”

The guitarist delves into the early ’90s recording sessions behind these iconic records, including 1993’s VS, and how they connect to the new BRAD album. Additionally, he shares insights on the 25th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s Yield, the unreleased songs from that album, and the possibility of a Lost Dogs Vol. 2.

Gossard also provides an update on the next Pearl Jam album, which is being produced by Andrew Watt, who’s actually best-known for his work with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Watt is reportedly pushing for a more immediate and possibly classic sound for the upcoming release.


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