Pearl Jam Reveal What Helped Them ‘Understand’ Stone Temple Pilots Collaborator


Producer Brendan O’Brien first made a name for himself producing Stone Temple Pilots’ Core in 1992 before producing Pearl Jam’s Vs. in 1993, and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament said in a new Pearl Jam Radio on SiriusXM special that listening to Todd Rundgren helped him understand where O’Brien was coming from when it came to his musical advice in the studio.

“A few years ago for my 50th birthday I was putting together a list of songs that I thought would be fun party songs, and songs that at different points of my life that might have been my favorite songs. I included this song called ‘I Saw The Light’ by Todd Rundgren. Todd Rundgren comes up a lot for me when we make records with Brendan O’Brien.

I always sort of feel like when Brendan is asking for something, if I ask myself ‘what would Todd Rundgren do?’ in this particular instance it helps me understand where Brendan is coming from, because I think they come from the same place.”

O’Brien produced Stone Temple Pilots’ first five albums, and he has produced several Pearl Jam albums including 1994’s Vitalogy, and most recently 2013’s Lightning Bolt. He even played a song live with Pearl Jam in 2013 at Wrigley Field.

  • Samsoni

    You fucking faggot, BRETT…. How dare you put a title with Stone Temple Pilots when this has absolutely nothing to do with them you cornball. This article was more about Jeff Aments love for Tod Rungred. KYS BRENT!

  • Gregory Marini

    I hate your headlines

    • Corndog

      I hate onions.

      • Eddie Yarler

        Hey man I’m starting to get into Puddle of Mudd.

        • Corndog

          I actually think that Come Clean is a really decent album. They get a lot of shit, but they have some damn good songs.

          • Eddie Yarler

            That one is their best. The other three are fairly mediocre but there was potential there for sure. He says he’s putting out a new album this year so maybe he’ll achieve some of that greatness again.

  • j m

    waste my time with a 30 second meaningless gossip thought. You cunt. Fuck your grandma (again).

  • j m

    Great article. You spent enormous time on it. Thanks!