Pearl Jam released their latest album, Gigaton, in March 2020. Before that, their previous album, Lightning Bolt, was released nearly seven years prior in October 2013. However, it sounds like fans may not have to wait as long for a new LP.

In a new interview with MOJOEddie Vedder said when asked what the band’s future looked like, “We’ll make a record with [producer] Andrew [Watt], I believe. We’ve already talked about it.”

Vedder added, “You know the pandemic came right as we were leaving for a tour on the ‘Gigaton’ record. And we had a lot of shows planned. Two-thirds of those shows were put on sale, even. So one thing we’ll be doing in 2022 is making good on promises to play those shows. Then, in between, I think we’ll be recording, because now we’ve got a strong, healthy ambition to do so. I think we’ll move quick for a year or two, then I can see us slowing down a little bit. We have the ability to play better than ever, but also know that we want to maintain the health of  the group and want to keep coming back.”

Watt has racked up a number of high-profile producing credits in recent years most notably working with Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus and more. Watt is producing Vedder new solo album, Earthling, which comes out on February 11. Watt is also part of the backing band on Earthling along with drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who will be joining Vedder on his upcoming solo tour that kicks off on February 3 at New York City's Beacon Theatre.

 


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