Are people learning to accept Brad as a band in its own right? Its guitarist, Stone Gossard thinks so. “There’ll always be some curious people coming to see the show because of the Pearl Jam connection,” he tells Christie Eliezer of Australia’s Beat magazine. “But we’ve had three albums now, we’ve been around enough for people to hear the songs or hear about us. Earlier this year, Brad went on tour through the States for a month, and it was such a fun experience. The five of us along with four road crew jumped in the bus, and went from town to town, and play in clubs. The nice thing is the tours break even, we can even make a bit of money, all without record company help.” Beat.com.au has since removed the article.