Pearl Jam members Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron have confirmed that they will appear at Alice In Chains’ MoPOP Founders Award ceremony, also featuring big names like Billy Corgan.
Stone Gossard will not be present at the show, but he is keeping busy with his new side project Painted Shield. He discussed writing and playing guitar in a new Guitar World interview.
“Usually, for guitar sounds, I’m literally like, ‘What’s the amp that we got here? Is there a pedal? Plug it in. ‘OK, everything’s working,’” he laughs.
“I don’t really spend a lot of time thinking about it, because I’m so, I dunno… lazy! But also because sometimes the best stuff comes from whatever the circumstance is – just letting it be whatever it is.”
He also discussed guitar tones.
“I love freaky guitar tones, and I’m always trying to do something [different],” he says. “We were always throwing on fuzzboxes, and these days, in terms of mixing, everybody’s always running guitars through another filter, or another delay…
“There’s lots of direct guitars – I love that, where you plug directly into the [mixing] board, but you just run it through a bunch of preamps, so it breaks up, but it breaks up in a way that feels very present, very close.”
Eddie Vedder has also been active despite the pandemic, recently debuting two new songs.
On December 1st, Eddie, @MikeMcCreadyPJ, Jeff, and Matt will make guest appearances on @MoPOP's #FoundersAward fundraiser. The event streams for free and honors @AliceInChains, with featured musicians covering their iconic songs.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) November 23, 2020