Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament says the band’s new record has been affected by the death of Chris Cornell. Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple Of The Dog singer, Cornell died in May 2017.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ament revealed that production of the band’s new material was going slow after Cornell’s passing. “It’d be fun to record or even just to write a song together. I think when Chris passed – that’s really been a tough one to wrap our heads around – and then there’s just life stuff.”
He concluded that the band were definitely going to make a new album and were presently “in the middle of it. We’re just going to keep plugging away until we get one done. We’re just sort of in a little bit of limbo.”
Ament, axeman Stone Goddard, and drummer Matt Cameron performed at the I Am The Highway concert in tribute of Cornell in Los Angeles last week on January 16th. Eddie Vedder dedicated Pearl Jam b-side to Cornell during at a show celebrating the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.
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