Pearl Jam Make ‘Dark’ Layne Staley Revelation


Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready discussed working with Layne Staley in Mad Season in a new SiriusXM interview. PJNB transcribed his remarks on the Ten Club boards, though it should be taken as a paraphrase as he couldn’t rewind. A Pearl Jam member revealed recently if he fears a breakup.

SiriusXM asked, “Talking about album any what comes to mind when reflecting on particular work you were apart of/favorite difficult to play live.”

McCready responded, “In terms of records, Mad Season comes to mind. It came off way deeper and darker because of Layne. Goes into more details, but missed a lot of it.”

Pearl Jam’s rumored North American tour debut was recently revealed. PearlJamOnline recently reported on a rumor about Pearl Jam playing a ‘Live Aid’ style Global Citizen Festival next year, “On September 26, 2020, Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream, will be a massive 10-hour concert that will span five continents, aiming to raise funds to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Photo by Alessandro De Vito.

The concert will be hosted by Global Citizen. At a press conference scheduled for Sept. 26, 2019. Global Citizen will reveal those who have committed to participating. Will Pearl Jam take the stage at Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream? Only time will tell.”

Pearl Jam have not yet announced any touring or new album plans for 2019. Eddie Vedder recently showed up to a massive show along with Alice In Chains.