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Pearl Jam New Album Possibly Finished By End Of 2012

Written by Marc Zanotti on August 9, 2012

Pearl Jam could possibly have their follow-up to 2009’s Backspacer ready to go by year’s end. At least that’s the speculation that has arisen from the comments of the band’s drummer Matt Cameron during a recent interview with Rhythm Magazine. Cameron, who nowadays pulls double duty with Pearl Jam and the reformed Soundgarden, is hopeful that the yet-to-be-titled 10th studio album from Pearl Jam will be wrapped up relatively soon.

“I’m finishing a Pearl Jam record and then supporting the new Soundgarden record from November [on],” Cameron told Rhythm, according to Diffuser, “But I feel really good about both records and I really do want to support them and get them out there.”

Diffuser links Cameron’s comments to Pearl Jam’s guitarist Stone Gossard’s projection back in March, when he told Rolling Stone that the new album was only “a song or two away” from completion. However, the full quote from Gossard gives a broader time frame.

“We’ve recorded some songs, and we’re going to record and write some more. It might be that we’re a song away or two, or it might be that we’re going to record six or seven more songs,” Gossard told Rolling Stone, as actually noted by Diffuser at the time.

The last time that Music Feeds reported on the upcoming Pearl Jam album, the band’s other guitarist and one of its founding members Mike McCready said that 2013 is a likely prospect for release. Whether it’s this year or next, fans are highly anticipating the latest from Eddie Vedder and co.

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