Pearl Jam Back In The Studio – With Incubus Guitarist

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Eddie Vedder, Mike Einziger (Samir Hussein, Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Eddie Vedder, Mike Einziger (Samir Hussein, Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

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Pearl Jam has been in the studio recording its first album of new material since 2009, and the band may have an intriguing collaboration stemming from the sessions to show for it.

Last night (March 19), Mike Einziger, lead guitarist of alt-rockers Incubus, tweeted to his followers a picture of him accompanying Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder in a recording studio. According to the tweet, Einziger and Vedder were recording strings for the new Pearl Jam record.

This wouldn’t be the first Einziger’s traded his six-string for the string section. In 2009, he released End.>vacuum, a full orchestral composition, following surgery for Carpal Tunnel syndrome that left him unable to play his guitar during recovery. He also recorded and orchestrated strings for 30 Seconds to Mars’ This is War.

Late last month, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready revealed that the band’s new album – its 10th – is “experimental,” with influences from both Pink Floyd and punk rock. McCready expects the album to be out this year, mentioning PJ would be entering the studio in the months to come.

Pearl Jam’s most recent album, Backspacer, was released in 2009 on the band’s own label and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

- Kevin Rutherford, Radio.com

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