Matt & Stone: Billboard.biz Mini-Quotes

by Kathy Davis on August 6, 2009

Here are teaser excerpts from a little group of quotes entitled “Pearl Jam on…”  that appeared on Billboard.biz in the August 8th edition, taken from a chat with Jonathan Cohen.  Go here for the complete article. Rock!

Preparing To Tour:  Matt Cameron: “I’ve got my list going. …’Rival,’ and I’d like Stone to do ‘Mankind.’ For the upcoming shows, if we can play ‘The Fixer’ and maybe a couple other new ones, I think that’d be fun.”

Playing Matt Cameron’s Songs: Stone Gossard: ” ‘Johnny Guitar’ is almost an homage to Elvis Costello in terms of Ed’s phrasing. That is another Matt Cameron song with a crazy beat, but Ed glues it together with his vocal melody…”

Shopping At Target  Cameron: “The first thing that sprung to my mind was, ‘As a parent, do we shop there?’ It’s affordable and stylish. I always like going there….

Their Favorite Bootlegs  Eddie Vedder: “Bruce Springsteen, ‘Piece de Resistance.’ I just gave it away to the guy who runs Easy Street in West Seattle.

Balancing Art And Commerce  Gossard: “Trying to balance in your business, in terms of where you are trying to make money and how you do it, with how to be an artist, and how to be philanthropic and good for the whole, it’s not a perfect equation. …

Thanks to Dennis from Bugs!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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