Pearl Jam are set to record their next studio album with Ozzy Osbourne producer Andrew Watt. Watt, a musician and songwriter, has also produced material by Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Elton John and many others. Notably, Watt produced Osbourne’s Ordinary Man, Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts and large portions of Justin Bieber’s Justice and 5 Seconds of Summer’s Calm.
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder spilled the news, saying: “We’ll make a record with Andrew, I believe,” and noted that “they [the band] had already talked about” working with Watt. Vedder added, “You know, the pandemic came right as we were leaving for a tour on the Gigaton record. And we had a lot of shows planned.”
Watt produced Vedder’s upcoming solo album Earthling, due out in February, and just last fall he joined Pearl Jam onstage to play guitar on their hit song “Alive.”
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