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Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard on Ten, Yield, Brad, & Lost Dogs Vol. 2

Danny Clinch

The guitarist also touches on Nirvana, Temple of the Dog, Andrew Wood, and the next Pearl Jam album

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard catches up with Kyle Meredith, providing insights into his upcoming final album with his band Brad, titled "In the Moment That You're Born," as well as 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."

Gossard delves into the early 90s recording sessions behind these iconic records, including 1993's "VS," and how they connect to the new Brad album, which features a cover of Malfunkshun, Andrew Wood's pre-Mother Love Bone band. 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, a passionate fan of PJ and Soundgarden, 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.

Watch the interview above and then check out the video below.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org

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