Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will release a photo book comprising an array of Polaroid pictures taken over the past several years. Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam is expected to arrive in May via Power House Books.
McCready has carried his Poladroid camera on countless Pearl Jam tours and throughout his own travels, documenting everything from concerts, art and architecture to candid shots of friends and family. The book will fittingly feature a slew of celebrity candids including pictures of Neil Young, Questlove, Paul McCartney, Sting, Dave Grohl, Bono, Jack White, Lady Gaga, Dustin Hoffman, Venus Williams and more. The book’s title refers to a recurring character in McCready’s pictures — a Mr. Potato toy the guitarist also hauls around with him.
Pearl Jam spent much of 2016 on the road celebrating their 25th anniversary, while McCready also reunited with his early grunge supergroup, Temple of the Dog, for a handful of shows. Pearl Jam are now gearing up for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Earlier this month, the band announced that they would invite all five of their former drummers to the induction ceremony after a minor controversy. When the 2017 inductees were named, only Ten‘s Dave Krusen and current drummer Matt Cameron were listed alongside rest of the band, leaving out Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons.
Pearl Jam will perform at the April 7th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It’s the group’s only scheduled 2017 date, though Eddie Vedder will play a string of solo shows in Europe this summer.