Plans for New Supergroup
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has teamed up with ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, and ex-Screaming Trees drummer (and fellow Mad Season member) Barrett Martin for a brand new side-project McCready tells Billboard.
“Duff and Barrett and I got together. We wrote some new stuff and we took some of those old Mad Season demos from that [unreleased] second ‘Disinformation’ record, so we are trying to find something to do with those,” McCready says. “We’re talking to Jaz from Killing Joke and I’ve been trying to find some singers to work on some of that stuff.”
The ever busy guitarist, who is prepping the expanded reissue of Mad Season’s 1995 album “Above” for April — which will featured other, newly finished tunes from that era — and who is also about to head back into the studio to work on Pearl Jam’s next album, says he hopes to release songs by the as-yet-untitled group with McKagan and Martin on his own new label, Hockeytalkter Records.