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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: Guitarist Stone Gossard of Brad and Pearl Jam during his performance at the HDSA 40th Anniversary concert celebrating Woody and Marjorie Guthrie at Webster Hall on October 17, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Stone Gossard took a few minutes earlier this week to talk with me about everything he’s got going on, including his record label and more.

I did ask him what Pearl Jam was up to. “We’re taking some time off right now. We finished up all the makeup dates that we lost from three years ago; we finished that up a few months back. The plan is that we’re gonna do some more recording, and we’re gonna try to finish a record here pretty soon. There’s songs that are getting close to being done and there’s a bunch that aren’t. And we’re gonna do something here pretty soon.”

I’m always curious what the songwriting process is like for different bands. He told me how PJ works.  “We do it all the different ways. Sometimes we go in and somebody just brings a riff and we just work it up from the very… ‘I’ve got this and this part,’ and everyone just jams on it. Usually that’s the best formula for us, where everyone’s kind of in the same room. But we all bring in fully realized demos. We’ve got demos for days. Everybody writes in the band, so now it’s really just trying to figure out, really, what’s something different for us and what’s something exciting.”

As to when we could hear new Pearl Jam? He said probably not until 2024.

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