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Pearl Jam Take Risks on 'Out There' New LP

The band pushes the limits on their long-awaited followup to 'Backspacer'

Pearl Jam perform at The Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park in Newport, Isle of Wight.
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October 11, 2012

Last spring, Pearl Jam spent several days recorcing at guitarist Stone Gossard's Seattle recording studio for an LP they hope to finish early next year. "Creatively, we're taking all kinds of chances," says bassist Jeff Ament. "It comes so easy to us. It sounds kind of cliche, but we're superlucky to still have each other and that people still care." Expect more ambitious sounds after 2009's raucous, stripped-down Backspacer. "Hopefully the next thing is something more out there," says Ament. "I think we're about due for some songs that are way outside of where our comfort level is."

This story is from the October 11th, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.

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