It’s official!! Pearl Jam are working on a new album. Though they haven’t locked themselves in the studio quite yet, Pearl Jam have been slowly chipping away at studio album No. 11.
“We’re going to make a record, and we’re in the middle of it,” guitarist Stone Gossard tells Rolling Stone. “We’re just going to keep plugging away until we get one done.”
“We’ve gone in, probably, four or five times in the last couple of years, so we have a whole ton of unfinished stuff,” bassist Jeff Ament adds. “We’re just sort of in a little bit of limbo. I’m sure everybody’s got a bunch more riffs, and I’m sure Ed’s got a handful of journal lyrics. It’s just going to take us all getting into a room together for six weeks and just knocking something out.”
Bassist Jeff Amet said that the gap between albums and recording sessions was made longer after Chris Cornell's death, a close friend a former band mate of every member of Pearl Jam.
Pearl Jam’s last record was 2013’s Lightning Bolt. The album hit No. 1 in the U.S. but also became the first Pearl Jam full-length not to attain a Gold or Platinum certification by the RIAA. Still, Pearl Jam are rocking arenas and stadiums around the world, and will be playing new music before too long.