Mike McCready appears on the third and final episode of a video miniseries about the making of new album Ozzy Osbourne’s Patient Number 9.
Pearl Jam guitarist joined a long list of rock guitarists – Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, and Zakk Wylde – as one of the guests on Patient Number 9, with Mike McCready appearing on the track Immortal.
“Andrew Watt had called me and asked me if I wanted to play a lead on the record,” explains McCready, “I’d love to”. “Mike killed it on that solo,” says Andrew Watt, “Pretty heavy.”
“I feel a new energy with Ozzy and I feel that from the Immortal’ song”, says McCready, “not because of my playing or anything… just because of the intensity of his singing on that song.”
The episode is now available on YouTube.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power