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    Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:51:27

    Stone Gossard Says New Pearl Jam Will be More Experimental - It's their tenth

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    Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard has said that the band's tenth album will be a little different -- more experimental, if you will.

    Gossard told Rolling Stone, "We've recorded some songs, and we're going to record and write some more. It might be that we're a song away or two, or it might be that we're going to record six or seven more songs."

    The guitarist continued, "I think the main thing is that we're not in a rush and there's no urgency to it. The most important thing is that we put something out that continues to expand our boundaries rather than trying to follow what we've done in the past. I think it's a good time to hopefully continue to experiment, and continue to shake it up." That sounds appealing to us, as PJ fans.

    The guitarist also said that the band wants to shake things up a little. He said, "We want people to go 'Wow, that's kind of weird for Pearl Jam,' and then 10 years later they can go, 'Oh, that's my favorite period', which is always kind of what happens."

    He called the new tunes "refreshingly cool" and that he doesn't want them to be too polished, either. He added: "It's just us in the studio screwing around, not taking it too seriously. I think that's one of the biggest problems in rock is people thinking too much, putting too much emphasis on getting things perfect or completely sorted out. Sometimes that sound of not having everything sorted out is kind of cool."

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    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.13.12



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