Pearl Jam's Mike McCready says the band has seven songs and has new album sessions planned.
Pearl Jam's Mike McCready tells Billboard he's "stoked" the band is heading back into the studio soon "to finish off this record that we've been working on for about two years." After hitting pause on recording after sessions in early 2012, the guitarist says that while it's not 100% sure, "I think we'll finish this year."
"We have seven songs that are already done, I think. We have to sit down and analyze them and think about them again," McCready says of music that's already been recorded for Pearl Jam's next album. He adds that not only is unfinished music from 2012 sessions in play, but that frontman Eddie Vedder has written fresh Pearl Jam material. "We're going to go in and revisit some demos we did about a year ago and also some new stuff that Ed's been working on," he says. "That's coming up pretty soon. I'm stoked. I'm ready to get back in with those guys again."