Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is ‘ready’ to return to the stage in North America, as rumors persist that new dates will be announced soon.
A Guitar article states, “The pandemic has already seen Pearl Jam reschedule huge tours of the USA and Europe in support of Gigaton (twice now in the case of Europe), but the band is itching to be back on stage – “I can’t wait,” says McCready – and given the energy with which they famously play, Mike McCready’s original 1960 Fender Stratocaster is going to get a lot more scratched up in the hopefully not-too-distant future.”
Stone Gossard just did a podcast interview with a Guns N’ Roses icon. Episode 21 (feat. Duff McKagan and Stone Gossard) Rock This with Allison Hagendorf.
Episode Description: Seattle is the star of this week’s jam-packed episode and it’s filled with the sounds of rock legends past and present. But first, Allison kicks things off with a birthday shout-out to kick-ass rocker/producer, Linda Perry. New music this week comes from Royal Blood, Greta Van Fleet, Ayron Jones, LØLØ, and Papa Roach with Sullivan King and Kayzo. Then, Allison sits down with Guns ‘N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard.
They cover everything from being at the center of Seattle’s burgeoning punk and grunge scenes in the 1980s to this week’s release of The Living: 1982 — a previously unreleased LP from Duff’s teenage punk band, The Living. Allison follows their conversation by playing tracks from some of Duff and Stone’s earlier bands, grunge pioneers, 10 Minute Warning, Green River, and Mother Love Bone, as well as their grunge peers like Mudhoney and Alice in Chains. Finally, we wrap things up with tracks from the bands that rocketed them to stardom, and Temple of the Dog’s, iconic “Hunger Strike.”