Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has told Kentucky radio station WFPK that Mad Season, the Seattle supergroup that featured him, late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley and members of the Screaming Trees, could be making a semi-return later this year. According to Grunge Report, McCready said that he plans to reissue the group's one album, 1995's Above, as well as a live record, and added that there is unreleased material in the vault that he would like to complete and release.
- Asked about the unreleased music, McCready said, "We were trying to do another record, but it just didn't work, Layne went off and did Alice In Chains and then he died. So, what happened was, I had to change the band name to Disinformation. From the Disinformation sessions there are probably twelve songs, and out of that, probably eight that are pretty great. They need to be edited, but they're all music, so we're trying to find singers that are up to the caliber of Layne to do justice to it."
- McCready added that he hopes to have the singers in place soon and get the material into the hands of fans before the end of the year.
- Mad Season officially dissolved in 1999 following the death of bassist John Baker Saunders. Staley died three years later in 2002.
- Mad Season's sole album, Above, was certified gold for sales of half a million copies and yielded two Top 20 modern rock singles, "River Of Deceit" and "I Don't Know Anything."
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WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Do you remember Mad Season?
- Would you want to hear unreleased material with different singers instead of Layne Staley?
INTERNET COMMENTS at GrungeReport.com -- agree or not?
King Cornell 20 wrote: "Release anything with Layne on it, but I'm not sure how I feel about the other stuff going under the Mad Season name. So, to be clear, it's not a 'new' album and Layne had no input on the music?"
clayne wrote: "please please, don't. not without Layne. name it something else."
Lennart wrote: "Let it be a singer who understands and honors Layne. But don't make this a sellout act Mike, Mad Season is too special to do that."
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