Pearl Jam Plan to Record Next Album With Ozzy Producer Andrew Watt
Watt's the same multi-faceted record maker, musician and songwriter who's also produced material by Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, Elton John and others.
That's the scoop according to Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder. He recently let slip the producer plan regarding the alt-rock titans' eventual follow-up to Gigaton, Pearl Jam's 2020 album that saw its touring plans thwarted by the pandemic.
In fact, the group that helped catapult grunge to its 1990s heights has "already talked about" working with Watt, the Pearl Jam vocalist added.
Vedder further relayed, "You know, the pandemic came right as we were leaving for a tour on the Gigaton record. And we had a lot of shows planned."
"In between, I think we'll be recording," Vedder continued, "because now we've got a healthy ambition to do so. I think we'll move quick for a year or two, then I can see us slowing down for a little bit."
Watt produced Osbourne's Ordinary Man, Cyrus' Plastic Hearts and large portions of Justin Bieber's Justice and 5 Seconds of Summer's Calm. He's also worked with Ed Sheeran, Young Thug and Maroon 5.