Incubus guitarist Michael Einziger has revealed that he is working on the new Pearl Jam album. Einziger tweeted about his involvement yesterday (20th March), posting a photo from the session along with the following: "In the studio with my girl and Eddie Vedder, recording strings for Pearl Jam's new album."
Speaking about the new Pearl Jam record, guitarist Mike McCready has described it as a cross between punk rock and Pink Floyd:
"I would say as a cliché answer it's kind of a logical extension of what 'Backspacer' was," says McCready, "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."
McCready also revealed that the band has finished seven songs, and is working on 15 more. The album is being produced by the band's long time collaborator Brendan O'Brien.
Meanwhile, McCready has formed an as-yet unnamed supergroup with Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin.