Gene Stout of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer spoke with Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis who says ‘Riot Act’ will be the group’s last record with Epic Records. “I wish I had a crystal ball,” Curtis said of the band’s future with Epic. “We aren’t any further along than we were six months ago. There have been some negotiations, but they stop and then they start up again, and then they stop. I don’t think we’re feeling any desperate need to have a deal. If anything, it’s the opposite. We’re kind of looking forward to not owing ourselves to anybody or anything.”
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