A new Pearl Jam album is nearing completion, according to guitarist Stone Gossard.
Rumors about their 10th studio album have been rife, with some reports saying it could be out this year and others saying it will feature an experimental new sound - but the only thing the band will say for sure is that it's nearly ready.
"It's almost done and as far as what it sounds like, it sounds like Pearl Jam," Gossard told Guerrilla Candy. "You're going to hear some rock songs and you're going to hear some quiet songs and you'll hear some songs in between. That's all I can really say about it because we aren't talking about it yet so it doesnt make much sense for me to say anything."
Meanwhile, Gossard is preparing to release a solo album titled "Moonlander" on June 25. It's his first solo release in over a decade, and in a recent interview he said the new record has a new focus on "oddball riffs" and lyrics.
So there you have it: a new Pearl Jam album could be out this year, and certainly by 2014. But then again, we said that two years ago with Queens of the Stone Age.
Place your bets on when the new album will be released in the comments, and when the release date is finally announced we might come back to this post to see who nailed it. Closest answer wins!