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Pearl Jam Finishing Up Next Album, Awarded New Platinum & Gold Singles In The U.S.


Grunge superstars Pearl Jam are in the midst of wrapping up album #12 according to guitarist Mike McCready. An interview conducted by Guitar World found McCready confirming the news, with the band having been working with producer Andrew Watt (Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone) during the sessions.

McCready stated:

“It’s just about finished. I think there’s a few tweaks here and there that have to happen, and we’re probably not going to have anything out this year. But Andrew Watt brought an energy and a youthfulness and a great ear to us that I think we needed. He kind of kicked us in our asses a little bit. Like, ‘Okay, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go go go!’ He’s the most hyper guy I’ve ever met besides myself. But he’s a giant fan of our band, and he’s a really smoking guitar player in his own right. He got us into a room and just pushed us as hard as we could be pushed.”

“You know, it’s hard for a quote-unquote outsider to come into our world because we’ve done things a certain way. We’re open to new things, but we are also in our own world. We’ve done things for 30 years. So we know the dynamics of our band very well. But sometimes we need to get pushed and questioned, and Andrew did a great job of that.”

In other news, the already decorated Seattle, WA outfit have also landed some new certifications in the United States. “Daughter“, the second single to be released from the band’s 7x multi-platinum 1993 sophomore album “Vs.“, has newly been certified gold and platinum by the RIAA as of today, September 13th. The non-single track “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town” from that same album just managed to notch up a gold certification as well.

A platinum album/single in the United States represents 1,000,000 units, while gold signifies 500,000 units. Outside of traditional physical/digital sales, the certifications factor in digital streams/downloads with 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also counting as as a unit.

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