Gossard did however say that his second solo album could come out "soon". It's been a long time coming, Gossard's first solo record was released nearly 12 years ago.
Since then, all we've had to tide us over were the gems he unleashed in 2008.
"What everybody's been saying is halfway done," he says of the follow-up to 2009's Backspacer. "I think that's true – we have seven songs that are relatively completed. But then we have an additional 15 ready to go aside from any that Eddie brings in, so we'll weed through those."This Sunday, Mike will be running a half marathon in support of Team Gleason. Visit their website to support the search for a cure to ALS.
Though he's reluctant to categorize the album just yet – "because what I can say won't make any sense until you hear it" – he can offer a few details.
"I would say as a cliché answer it's kind of a logical extension of what Backspacer was," he says. "But I think there's a little bit more experimental stuff going on. There's a Pink Floyd vibe to some of it, there's a punk rock edge to other stuff."
This week, the 1991 Epic Records release surpasses the 10 million U.S. sales mark according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the 22nd album to reach the threshold since the company began tracking data in 1991.
In the week ending Feb. 17, the album sold nearly 4,000 copies (up 159% over the previous week). That brings its total sales to about 1,000 over 10 million.
"Locomotive is a song that best represents the direction Mad Season was going for our second, unfinished album," [Barrett] Martin tells Rolling Stone. "Mark Lanegan's lyrics and powerful voice captures that time perfectly."
"He did an amazing job singing over this track from the elusive second Mad Season record that was to be called Disinformation," McCready adds. "'Locomotive' hits you like one!"
|Dave Krusen and Alex Arnaout attending "Happy on the Ground: 8 Days at Grammy Camp" Los Angeles Premiere.|
Those who oppose art and music programs in schools argue that budgeting and financials strain are the reasons these programs are eliminated, what are your thoughts on this issue?
I think people take music for granted these days, they down load songs and don’t want to pay for anything, yet its such an important part of everyone’s life. It’s ironic because so many people grew up playing instruments, because band was such a big deal, and all of a sudden it’s like, “I want my kid into sports, there’s no career in music.” But a career in sports is much shorter, you can play music your entire life and even if you’re not making a giant living from it, you can still get so much fulfillment from it. I don’t understand why the focus is on sports, because even if you make a living at sports, it’s not a long career.Check out the whole interview here.
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