“The band needs a good solid six to eight weeks carved out where we’re just recording all these ideas that we have. The one thing we have working against us is the upcoming tour, the other thing we have working against us is it takes three or four months to do a vinyl version of any record,” Ament explained. Whenever the album does finally surface, Jeff predicts something that’s “going to be really good, there’s a lot to be inspired by and a lot to be pissed off about.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Ament discounted the possibility of anniversary box sets for No Code and Yield (recently reissued on vinyl) similar to the ones they did for their first three albums. Ament was also asked whether Pearl Jam is planning a 30th anniversary event a la the multi-day festival they put together in celebration of their 20th anniversary in 2011. “I always want to make new music and play new shows and go to new places. That said, I’m sure somebody will three Xs on a t-shirt.”
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