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 Vedder and I talked about Pearl Jam’s formation and recording of their iconic debut  Ten . Though he was fighting a cold and I was fighting nerves—I’ve been a fan of the band since high school—our conversation brought to light more than enough for an enlightening piece. ( Rolling Stone  would later  reference a minor revelation  in my story.)

Magazine Cover Stories

Now and then I have the pleasure of telling stories about prominent Northwest artists, bands, and music-scene figures. As a Sound Magazine staff writer, I talked with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, and wrote cover stories about each enigmatic musician.

 Vedder and I talked about Pearl Jam’s formation and recording of their iconic debut  Ten . Though he was fighting a cold and I was fighting nerves—I’ve been a fan of the band since high school—our conversation brought to light more than enough for an enlightening piece. ( Rolling Stone  would later  reference a minor revelation  in my story.)

Vedder and I talked about Pearl Jam’s formation and recording of their iconic debut Ten. Though he was fighting a cold and I was fighting nerves—I’ve been a fan of the band since high school—our conversation brought to light more than enough for an enlightening piece. (Rolling Stone would later reference a minor revelation in my story.)

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 Around the time of Cornell’s  Scream  record (a curve-ball collaboration with hip-hop producer Timbaland), I met with him to talk about his new direction. I had a tough time getting him interested in conversation—until I noted his history of stretching beyond expectations. I ended up talking with the man well beyond our allotted time, and his sparked interest saved what I was worried would be a dull story. I’ll never forget the experience.

Around the time of Cornell’s Scream record (a curve-ball collaboration with hip-hop producer Timbaland), I met with him to talk about his new direction. I had a tough time getting him interested in conversation—until I noted his history of stretching beyond expectations. I ended up talking with the man well beyond our allotted time, and his sparked interest saved what I was worried would be a dull story. I’ll never forget the experience.

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