There's news that Pearl Jam will be releasing a new single next month called, "Mind Your Manners." I like to think it's the band's response to their fanclub full of jerks, but I'm sure it's about something more serious.
While they haven't put it on their own site (that forum, though....it's yammering), Loudwire, Grunge Report, etc. have gotten news that this single will be happening, which is a good sign that a possible new album will be happening soon, too.
It's been a couple of years since Backspacer came out. It would be nice to hear new stuff from Pearl Jam by the end of the year! No pressure, guys. It DOES help re-reading this from a Mike McCready interview, though:
“I’ve been told by the powers that be I can’t say anything yet because we are just mixing it right now. [The powers that be] are basically the five of us and our manager, we sit down and talk about — honestly, we don’t have a date for it yet.”
He went on to add, “[Just] know that it’s going to be way better than ‘Backspacer,’ I think. It’s just different. It’s going to be great. I’m very happy about it and we’re not done with it yet. I’m not sure when it’s out, but it should be out someday [laughs].”
Read THAT interview HERE. This all gives me hope that they'll be doing the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View now.