Pearl Jam Confirm Big Name Rejected Offer To Join


Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard has revealed that the band’s temporary drummer Matt Chamberlain rejected an offer to join full time.

Gossard told Kerrang, “We were trying to convince him all the time that he needed to be in the band, but he had a lot of other territory to cover,” smiles Stone, recalling their failed powers of persuasion at the time.

That other territory has included working with the venerated likes of Bruce Springsteen, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Kanye West, David Bowie, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos and, most recently, Bob Dylan. ‘He can do it all.'”

He later said about his songwriting process, “I write every song for Eddie, ultimately. He’s my muse. I would love to write 50 songs a year with him, but it’s just not on the cards; it just doesn’t work like that for him. When he’s in a writing process, it’s different than it is for me.

I can write all the time. The way Ed really operates, the way that he loves to get music, is for something that’s immediate for you coming in at a time when he’s ready to connect with it. He likes to be in the process with you. So, if I send him 30 ideas, it’s just too much information for him to manage; that’s just not how his brain works.”

Pearl Jam released Gigaton earlier this year. CPWorth1184Vitalogy posted on Reddit about the band potentially releasing another single, “I was curious if there was any news on if another single was going to be released for radio play. I only heard Superblood Wolfmoon on the radio a few times months ago. Has radio promotion stopped for this album cycle?

I wondered because songs like Quick Escape, Who Ever Said, or Take the Long Way could do well as a next single. I never heard any songs from Gigaton on the radio except Superblood Wolfmoon.”

Kristmace added, “I doubt they’ll push another song as a single. They’ve already done this for 4 songs for the album with videos (Dance, SBWM, Quick Escape and Retrograde)

Most bands push singles before the album release to drum hype up but then don’t after.”