Now this album came as a surprise to me, Madonna´s guitarist Monte Pittman who now is playing with Adam Lambert, has recorded 2 solo albums where the latest one "Pain, Love and Destiny" is a really great modern rock album. Monte also used to be a member of Prong, plus he´s recorded an album with Adam Lambert that will be released in November, called "Beg for mercy". The sound on his new solo album bring thoughts to Pre-Thing and Dave Navarro, truly lovely guitar oriented rock where the song "I am the black rabbit" could´ve been an unreleased Kings X tune from the early 90´s. Other great songs worth pushing the repeat button of are "About you", "Lost", "The price of fear" and "Stay with me". Highly recommendable!
Pearl Jam´s first name was "Mookie Blaylock" after the All-Star basketball player, but the name was changed to "Pearl Jam" due to trademark concerns. Vocalist Eddie Vedder claimed in an early interview that the name was a reference to his great-grandmother Pearl. In 2006 guitarist Mike McCready said that bass player Jeff Ament came up with "Pearl" and that "Jam" was added after seeing Neil Young live.