Stone Gossard speaks to Kerrang about Dance of the Clairvoyants and possibile directions of next Pearl Jam’s sound.
“There’s some new territory on Dance of the Clairvoyants, and I think it bodes well for whatever comes next,” says Stone to Kerrang.
“I think we’re still scratching the surface in terms of what really could be significantly different sounding songs. I guess I would probably compare to an OK Computer/Kid A moment, thinking about Radiohead’s transformation and the journey that they went on. I’d like to make another record that really shocks people – that makes them go, ‘Wow, that’s unexpected!’”.
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