Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone sat down with Eddie Vedder to discuss his upcoming album, Ukulele Songs (May 31) in the June 9th issue (Lady Gaga cover).
What made you want to focus on that one instrument?
I just wanted it to be the one sound. At first it was kind of a joke, and then it became a little bit of a challenge, a puzzle, to see if I could create 11 or 12 songs with just a ukulele. It's like painting with one color. You can really appreciate the subtleties and changes in tone.
You can download the full interview here.