Pearl Jam guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready will be hosting a Reddit AMA session today, 9 April, at 4PM PST/7PM EST. You can tune into the session here.
The band wrote on Twitter: “@SGossard and @MikeMcCreadyPJ are hosting a Reddit AMA session this Thursday, 4/9 at 4pm PT. Now’s your chance to ask them all of your burning questions about #Gigaton, #PearlJam, and more: http://reddit.com/r/music.”
.@SGossard and @MikeMcCreadyPJ are hosting a Reddit AMA session this Thursday, 4/9 at 4pm PT. Now’s your chance to ask them all of your burning questions about #Gigaton, #PearlJam, and more: https://t.co/5AAwx7hvEO pic.twitter.com/eV3IPr9lHm
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) April 7, 2020
Pearl Jam recently released their anxiously awaited album Gigaton, which debuted at No 1 on Billboard’s Rock Album chart. Additionally, it landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. Internationally the album debuted at No. 1 in Italy and Austria, Top 5 in Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Canada, and Finland and Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Gigaton has been greeted by a brace of highly positive reviews. Among numerous such notices, Associated Press exclaimed, “Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album.” In a four-out-of-five star review, Rolling Stone wrote, “The group has blended the miasmic angst of ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Alive’ with a sense of tenderness and even flashes of hope.” UPROXX promised, “Pearl Jam is reliable on Gigaton at a moment when nothing else is,” and Spin christened it “Their best album since the late nineties.”
Regarding Pearl Jam’s seven-year creative journey to Gigaton, frontman Eddie Vedder told the Bill Simmons Podcast: “It grew on its own. It just started different, and it ended different, and everything that happened in the middle was different, and that’s what felt great about it. At some point, we had to finish. At some point, we zeroed in and thought, ‘Okay, I think we got this and now let’s nail these bits and pieces” …This last fall we really leaned in heavy and hard and gave ourselves a little bit of a deadline finally, which was cool, I thought it was very mature and grown-up of us to say, ‘Okay, now let’s actually finish! That can be the hard part’…After all of that fun, now we have to set it down in concrete.”
Gigaton is out now and can be bought here.