There’s a new player in the select club of supergroups – with members of Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses and Screaming Trees already joining in. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready has joined forces with former Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan and former Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin for a brand new but still unnamed band.
I’ve been waiting to see Duffy play something like this in years, and when Pearl Jam head guitarist and Screaming Trees drummer join along, you just know it’s gonna be something; well not really know, because I wouldn’t be totally surprised if it doesn’t really work out… but if it works out, it’s gonna be really awesome – there. McCready also explained that there won’t be a single fixed singer – they will be fronted by a host of different singers:
“Duff and Barrett and I got together. We wrote some new stuff and we took some of those old Mad Season demos from that second ‘Disinformation’ record, so we are trying to find something to do with those. We’re talking to Jaz from Killing Joke and I’ve been trying to find some singers to work on some of that stuff.”
“I had a whole bunch of song ideas and Mike had a whole bunch of song ideas… We decided that we would go into the studio and record them. Right now they’re being sent out to different singers. Mike and Duff are overseeing that because they know everybody.”