We’re super fortunate in Pearl Jam to have such loyal fans...who really want to come & see us play.
We may take breaks and do other things, but we feel we'll ultimately have Pearl Jam as a family.
Words can have the same kind of magic as riffs can.
My methodology is not knowing what I'm doing and making that work for me.
I think if you exercise, your state of mind - my state of mind - is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.
I just know that I love to write songs, and I have for a long time.
I've always related music to those moments when someone turns you loose on something and they haven't told you how to do it.
It may take me a long time before I feel 'ready' to tour as a lead singer. I may never be ready... we'll just have to see.
It's a perfectly human instinct to want to be near water.
Well, you go to Holland and everybody's on a bike - nobody would think to have a car.
I'm in a rock band - I don't have a day job! I am spoiled... a lot.
I walked to Seward School first through fourth grade. It's just amazing to me now that we'd walk down 10th Avenue on Capitol Hill.
I think people will always love a heavy Sabbath riff because it's fundamental to rock.
I picked up a guitar, and I knew what I wanted to do.
I liked the banana-seat bikes with the high handlebars - maybe a card in the wheel could have been part of it.
I like to play music. I like projects. I like excuses to hang out with my friends and play music.
I like rhythmic things that butt up against each other in a cool kind of way.
Every year is filled with good times and fights and struggles and misunderstandings. All of it adds up to being in a band over a long time.
I've seen neighborhoods that I would have never driven though because I'm riding my bike, because I'm looking for side roads, looking for maybe more hills or less hills depending if I'm exercising or not. You see a lot more, and you get the flow of a city a lot more.
That's not to say Eddie's never done anything malicious. But he never grabbed power for power's sake. His position was gained only because he has that energy, and that's naturally where he ended up.
It would be great to take one city street and turn it into a pedestrian corridor and see what kind of effect it has on the businesses in that area - It's the future I think.
You know, at 35 or at 38 or 40 you really start to see what your body could look like if you just don't do anything all winter long. So that's another motivating factor, our vanity.
I think it's evident that expensive neighborhoods in Seattle are surrounded by natural beauty. That elevates city life. So if we can make cities more attractive in the long run, we can be smarter about issues like development, zoning and economics.
A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you're in a car. You're more in the environment. It's enjoyable. Even when It's raining It's still fun.
I learn stuff from making music every time I go in the studio. I'm continuing to try to find new ways to play in a song or be in a song and have a positive impact on a song.
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