Rockerrazzi.com interviewed Shawn Smith and Stone Gossard of Brad during a recent visit to Los Angeles. The Seattle band talked about doing a television gig on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, the lengthy and intermittent recording process for their latest album ‘Best Friends?’, beginning work on a new record already, the first record they ever purchased, and more. Watch it via YouTube below.
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.
Launch.com reports guitarist Stone Gossard will pull double duty when his band Brad opens for his other band Pearl Jam for a benefit gig on December 8 and 9 at the Seattle Key Arena. The two shows at the Key Arena will raise proceeds for Voters For Choice, Red Feather Development Group, Northwest School, Blue Mountain Clinic, West Memphis Three Legal Defense Fund, Youth Care, Arts Corps, Seattle Center Arts Academy, Northwest Literacy Foundation, Concerned United Birthparents, Conservation International, Home Alive, and The Vera Project.
Ahead of the release of Pearl Jam’s new album ‘Riot Act’, guitarist Stone Gossard is on the road in support of his other band Brad. Gossard says the tour is a statement about the validity of Brad and the band’s new album, ‘Welcome To Discovery Park’. “It’s definitely something that we all love to do and I think this tour and this record is solidifying the idea that we want to be a band and we wanna continue to make records together,” Gossard told Launch.com.
Brad will release its third album, ‘Welcome to Discovery Park,’ Aug. 13 under a new deal with retail giant Best Buy’s Redline label. Brad guitarist Stone Gossard, who also is a member of Pearl Jam, said the variety of styles explored “is really pleasing to us because some of it is really professional sounding and some of it is more vulnerable and raw.” As for when the next Pearl Jam album should be out, Gossard said, “I think the plan is that it’s going to come out by Christmas, but you never know!”