Friday, March 1, 2013

Pearl Jam and Guns N' Roses supergroup ?

      Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Duff McKagan ex of Guns N' Roses and Barrett Martin (ex-Screaming Trees) are putting together a as of now unnamed group that will have a cast of different lead singers according to Billboard Magazine.

    Back in the middle 1990's McCready and Martin played in a band called Mad Season with the late Layne Staley and also the late John Baker Saunders (Mad Season's original name was The Gacy Bunch), they recorded one album 'Above'.

    "Duff and Barrett and I got together. We wrote some new stuff and we took some of those old Mad Season demos from that [unreleased] second 'Disinformation' record, so we are trying to find something to do with those," McCready says. "We're talking to Jaz from Killing Joke and I've been trying to find some singers to work on some of that stuff." 

     "A bunch of stuff was happening last year," Barrett Martin says. "Mike and I were putting together this Mad Season collection. Duff and I and Jeff Angell were starting the Walking Papers album which we asked Mike to play on. Then Mike started his own record label… I had a whole bunch of song ideas and Mike had a whole bunch of song ideas and Duff had a whole bunch of song ideas that were not making it into Walking Papers. We decided that we would go into the studio and record them. Right now they're being sent out to different singers. Mike and Duff are overseeing that because they know everybody."

    There is no set release date for any of the material, but Martin says it will depend on the as-yet-unrevealed list of singers. "As the different singers finish their songs and turn them in, that will determine when they get put out," he laughs.

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

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