Stone Gossard on Brad, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and When That New Pearl Jam Album Is Coming Out
It's somewhere between half and three quarters done. That would be my best guess. We have some more recording sessions coming up, so we're still in the process. I don't want to talk about it too much because it's still pretty unbaked at this point. I love recording with Pearl Jam because it's always something new and it's amazing to work with Brendan O'Brien. He really gets the best out of us, so we're excited about that process.
Are there any plans to release any material from last September's 20th anniversary shows?
I know that we recorded it and there's footage of it. I don't know how much they filmed or what they did. I'm definitely looking forward to that. It may be a year or two before we dive back into that, it could be a bit too close to do it at this point. I haven't really heard anything about it yet, so I'm a little bit in the dark on that one.
How do you feel about the Oklahoma City Thunder, aka the former Seattle SuperSonics, making a title push in the NBA this season? Is it bittersweet?
I think everyone in Seattle would be happy. The nucleus of that team started in Seattle so in that sense, it would be bittersweet. Everyone is still a bit sad that a deal couldn't be struck to keep the team in Seattle but I think people would be excited, even as we're still sorting through what happened. It's unfortunate that they left, but a lot of fans rooted for a bunch of those guys and it was none of the players' fault that the team left.
Brad play the Troubadour tomorrow night.