Pearl Jam recently announced that their show that was supposed to take place in Baltimore, MD has been canceled. It was scheduled to take place a couple of years back but ultimately got called off. The band’s official website confirmed the news. They did not announce any ticketing options, but they have assured that the ticket holders would be refunded.
Following the major announcement, Variety published a long interview with Eddie Vedder and Andrew Watt. They both talked about the recording sessions that led to Earthling, the new solo Eddie Vedder album, coming out February 11th.
Eddie Vedder and Andrew Watt talk about the new Pearl Jam song
They talked about many different subjects, starting from where some of the songs in the album came from (The Haves was inspired by two homeless people holding their hands in Long Beach, The Rose of Jericho, was inspired by Embrace, the Ian MacKaye hardcore band from the 80’s).
During the interview, they also reflected on how they managed to include many special guests in the recordings, such as Stevie Wonder. Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder said that they had to wait for six hours for him to show up, and that while they waited, they wrote a new song, a Pearl Jam song and that the temporary title will be ‘Waiting for Stevie.’
“In between, we wrote a song, and it’s gonna be a Pearl Jam song, and right now the working title is ‘Waiting for Stevie,’” said Vedder.
During the interview they confirmed that Andrew Watt is going to be the next Pearl Jam producer and that they will start to write the new album between the American and the European tour.