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PEARL JAM: This Album is Heavy!

American Express Presents BST Hyde Park: Pearl Jam

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Mike McCready says producer Andrew Watt helped Pearl Jam change things up when recording their new album.

McCready told Classic Rock that “When we were in the studio with him this past year, he really kicked our asses, got us focused and playing, song after song. It took a long time to make Gigaton, but this new one didn’t take long. Andrew was like: ‘You guys take forever to make records. Let’s do this, right now.’”

McCready said that the new songs are "a lot heavier than you’d expect. There’s the melody and energy of the first couple of records. Andrew pushed us to play as hard and melodic and thoughtful as we’ve done in a long time. I feel like Matt Cameron’s drumming has elements of what he did in Soundgarden."

And McCready added that “for better or worse, you’re gonna hear a lot more lead guitar from me -- stuff I haven’t done in a long time.” 

The new as-yet-untitled album is expected out in the middle of the year.

Friday, January 5, 2024 - 10:07 AM

Miek McCready says producer Andrew Watt really inspied Pearl Jam for their new LP.

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