Pearl Jam Guitarist Mike McCready ‘Very Excited’ About New Album

2013-07-17

Story by Anne Erickson

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready optimistic about the band’s new album, ‘Lightning Bolt’

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is pretty optimistic when it comes to his band’s upcoming album, “Lightning Bolt.” According to McCready, the album is so darn good that it just might convert someone who isn’t a Pearl Jam fan into a believer.

“If you’re a Pearl Jam fan you’re going to love it,” McCready told MusicRadar.com. “And even if you’re not, maybe it’ll turn you into one!”

Pearl Jam took years to complete “Lightning Bolt,” but McCready says that extra time helped the grunge guys craft the best album possible. “We finished seven songs two years ago and we had to take some time to figure out what we wanted to do,” he explains. “I think it’s going to be really cool record and I’m very excited about it. Every artist says that about their new thing but I feel like we’ve been through a long journey to get there and it was totally worth it.”

“Lightning Bolt” will reach stores on Oct. 15. The band recently released the debut single from the upcoming album, “Mind Your Manners.”




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