Antiquiet points out that Rolling Stone sat down with Eddie Vedder to chat about his involvement with and the release of the West Memphis 3. Along the way though they managed to steer him into PJ territory a bit. He revelaed the following...
Um, maybe halfway there. We’re taking our time. I was talking to Jeff [Ament] today, we were texting, he’s got his group up there. He’s heading to the West Coast, I’m heading east. And we’re out here like, you know, like Johnny Appleseed. He’s covering part of the country. I’m doing the other. And at some point we’ll join forces again for sure, but the band is as healthy as ever and I’m sure it’s good to get a little break from each other, but it’s nice to – we’ll be ready to go when we’re ready to go.
When grilled on what the new stuff is sounding like he had this to say:
It just comes out. It sounds like it sounds like. We really work together as a unit these days. It’s really the compilation of all the parts. It’s not like one guy trying to tell everybody, “These are my songs. This is what it should sound like.” We’ve figured out after all these years that if everybody just puts their stamp on it, then it sounds how we want it to. Then it sounds new, ’cause everyone is growing, you know. Everyone is growing after all these years.
And there you have it. Cross your fingers we'll hear it by the end of the year.