Pearl Jam guitarist talked about the band’s next plans and shared his thoughts on Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction.
Interviewed by audioinkradio.com, Stone Gossard revealed that Pearl Jam could return to tour in the fall or winter of this year, confirming what Eddie Vedder reported a few weeks ago.
The guitarist also revealed that Pearl Jam, despite always continuing to record music, currently have no plans to return to the studio to record a new album. It seems obvious that the next tour, which also includes various dates in Europe in the summer of 2022, will be in support of Gigaton, their eleventh album, released a year ago.
Talking about The Living 1982 LP (with Duff McKagan on guitar), out April 16 on Loosegroove Records, Stone Gossard also shared his thoughts on Appetite for Destruction, the debut album of Guns N’ Roses released on July 21, 1987.
“To me, when Guns N’ Roses came out, they were refreshing in the sense that, and not necessarily every song, but you could- I could hear elements of Seattle in there, and they were way tougher than what was going on at the time in Los Angeles. I mean, you know, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome to the Jungle. All those tracks are phenomenal. I mean, they’re just, you know, incredible. But, I love hard rock. So, that wasn’t a leap for me. But, I do think that there’s- I think Duff was the punk element in that band. I think he is the element that is making that toughness come through, as well…” – Stone Gossard
You can watch the full interview below.
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, Soundgarden, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, R.E.M.