Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jeff Talks to Billboard

We keep waiting for more news on album #10 and the PJ20 Festival.  It seems that Jeff has put just a little more polish on the details when he spoke to this week.

All of the new action starts in April, Ament explains, when Pearl Jam convenes not only to begin recording the follow up to 2009's "Backspacer," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, but also to announce the location and other details for the Pearl Jam Twenty festival, which Ament says will likely take place on or around Labor Day weekend.

On Pearl Jam Album #10:

"April will be the time where we get together and learn to play all these demos and figure out which 12-15 of them float to the top. Hopefully we can get something done this year."

On the PJ20 "Festival":

As far as the Pearl Jam festival goes, Ament says that the band is looking to finalize the location and the other bands on the bill by the end of March and announce everything in April. "We've reached out to a few [other bands]. It's mostly people that we're friends with. I don't think that anybody's fully signed on yet. We're not 100% where we're going to have it yet, so it's a little bit tricky... If it's Labor Day, that's three or four months; that should be plenty of time for people to make reservations."

There's also a little hint of Eddie touring the US and an expectation to see Jeff's second solo album some time in 2012. For the rest of March, go head out and catch Jeff, Mike, and/or Eddie playing live, but get back to you computers quickly, because April is going to a very newsworthy month.