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Pearl Jam has recruited virtuoso violinist Ann Marie Calhoun, who happens to be the girlfriend of Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, to lay down some tracks for the band's new album. Einziger revealed her involvement in the recording sessions by tweeting a photo of himself and Calhoun standing with Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, with Einziger writing in the caption, "In the studio with my girl and Eddie Vedder, recording strings for Pearl Jam's new album."


  • It's not clear how much work Calhoun is doing on the record. Her Twitter profile describes her as a "virtuoso violinist who has toured with Ringo Starr, Ben Harper, Jethro Tull, and Steve Vai," adding that she "helped score Sherlock Holmes with (composer) Hans Zimmer."
  • Pearl Jam started putting together its 10th studio album nearly two years ago, working up about seven songs before the band members took a break to tend to some solo and personal projects.
  • The group resumed work on the new disc this spring, and we asked guitarist Mike McCready for an idea of how it sounds: "It's hard to say. There's some experimental stuff, there's some kind of punk rock feel to it, there's some more kind of Pink Floyd-y stuff to it, but those are all terms that don't make any sense once you hear the music. I mean they do make sense, but it's hard for me to quantify it, so I don't want to say anything."
  • The follow-up to 2009's Backspacer could be released anywhere from late 2013 to early 2014.
  • Pearl Jam will play two North American shows this summer, one on July 19th at Chicago's famous Wrigley Field and the other on July 16th at London, Ontario's Budweiser Gardens.

CHECK IT OUT: Here's Einziger's tweet and photo from Pearl Jam's studio sessions:

Mike McCready On The Sound Of The New Pearl Jam Album

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