Rock 101 question and answer: Tue Oct 23 [Pearl Jam]
Pearl Jam is working on another record -- just don't hold your breath for it. Bassist Jeff Ament says that the group is making headway on the album, but they aren't in any particuliar rush to finish it.
He said, "There really are no plans right now. We have a few shows in South America on the calendar and that's about it. I think that's by design. I think the idea is that everybody takes the holidays off and then at some point somebody will pick up the phone, maybe late January or early February, and that will kind of start the recording process over again. We still don't know exactly when we will finish it, so it's hard to talk about it. It really could be anything at this point. Even though we have seven or eight songs recorded, it's still sort of a blank slate and that's exciting."
He continued, "I don't think there's any doubt we're going to make a record, but when that's going to be, and when everybody is ready to do it, well that's another story. And there's no pressure. So if at any point the guys called up and said, 'Hey, we're ready to do this,' I'd have no problem dropping everything because that's my first love. I'm going to do whatever works for everyone else."
Rock 101 question: What’s the first single Pearl Jam released in North America?
Rock 101 answer: Alive.
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